Entries by Denise

Natuurkampen is going to renew!

And that starts with a new logo. We came up with this new logo in collaboration with Renate Verboom .Design. Renate Verboom is a graphic designer and has contributed to the new corporate identity of Natuurkampen. Renate: ”I like to create new designs for green companies. To make my designs even more sustainable, I donate […]

Bird watching, counting and sent

At the end of January we will again participate in the National Bird Count, organized by the Vogelbescherming, from Natuurkampen. The bird count is important to map the bird species and therefore better protect them. Will you join us? The Bird Protection has developed a handy tool to determine together with the students in the […]

A Woolly Red List Species in the Schelphoek

It is a 16 cm mouse with a blunt head and brown fur. It is the oldest vole species in the Netherlands. It already inhabited our earth during the last ice age: it is the Arctic vole (Alexandromys oeconomus arenicola). Due to the closed delta works and the shifting of the polders and salt marshes, […]

Are there microplastics in my shower gel?

Did you know that many products contain mini pieces of plastic? You will find them in care products, soaps, toothpaste and much more… These plastic particles of approximately one millimeter are called microbeads. The granules can easily go through the sewage, which makes them very harmful to the environment. You can do your own research […]

Sleeping Beauty

Did you know that some moths hibernate? Team Hei- en Boeicop encountered the herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix) during his winter sleep in the barn. The species seeks a dry place in early November where it stays until April-May. What is special about this species is that it hibernates with bats, which also hibernate in cellars and […]

Determine Mushrooms

Beautiful, isn’t it, those mushrooms? Like this one, the fairytale antler fungus (left in the photo). The name says it all, the fruiting body is shaped like deer antlers. The species is indispensable, like all fungi. They remove natural waste and create fertile soil again, allowing new plants to grow. Do you like identifying mushrooms? […]

Hedgehog in the Garden

This week we were surprised by a snorting sound at our Field Study Center de Schelphoek. During a walk around the building, we came across a hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). The hedgehog was most likely looking for a place to hibernate. You may expect the hedgehog to sleep through the winter, but this is not the […]

Autumn in the salt marsh area

Beautiful, isn’t it, those autumn colours? The leaves fall down and have a warm orange and red colour. But not only the forests get a beautiful appearance, the salt marshes get a red autumn colour.     This is due to samphire. This plant grows on saline soil such as in the Prunje nature reserve […]

Dolphin spotted in the Oosterschelde

This month an interesting animal was spotted in the Oosterschelde, a dolphin! You can regularly see the porpoise swimming along in the Oosterschelde, but you rarely see dolphins. According to SOS dolphin, it is a bottlenose dolphin. Watch the video of Omroep Zeeland here. The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is known for its intelligence. They […]

Fieldwork is Doing!

As a foundation, we stand for fieldwork. Why do we think this is important? Students work in groups in which they set up their own research. This is done as follows: students make a research plan, collect data and write a research report or make a presentation. This stimulates their own motivation; they investigate something […]