Senckenberg Bookkids

Kids make books (2014 – 2018)

What did the world look like 100 million years ago? What does a scientist actually do? And for how long does an anaconda feel satiated after eating a capybara? Answers for these and many other questions relating nature and science were sought by primary students in our Senckenberg bookkids project.

They recorded their impressions of the museum in writing and used ‘foam rubber printing’ to create their own illustrations to accompany their texts. The result is magical, funny book filled with interesting and exciting content, which shows the Senckenberg Naturmuseum and research through the eyes of the children.

The project offered children a positive approach to the cultural institution of the museum with direct insights into science and provided them with sustainable natural history content as well as fun with reading, writing and books.