Free film festival for primary school and high school

From October the 4th to the 10th, the annual Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) will take place in the Cinerama, Rotterdam. The festival focuses in particular on nature and environmental education for students.

As a school you can participate for free in the educational program of the WFFR, both for BO and VO. Is Rotterdam a little too far away? As a teacher you can “watch” online with your class. When registering, the films can be seen for free, and you can download education materials on the platform.

A number of nature films that will be screened at the WFFR this year are Bee Wild, The Netherlands Underwater and The Wild Gardener. The festival is made possible by National Geographic, WWF and Natuurmonumenten, among others.

More information about the Wildlife Film Festival can be found here.

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 next to our accommodation in Zeeland. Samphire turns red because the leaves of the plant store salt. The more salt they hold, the redder they become.

A wonderful moment for a walk, don’t you think? Who knows, you might even spot a spoonbill or common tern.