Double success at “Jugend forscht”

At the “Jugend forscht” regional competition in Unterfranken, Juliane Sierl from the Röntgen-Gymnasium Würzburg was successful in two ways: The student had done research as part of the BAYSICS project in a W-seminar led by Felix Weinrich on the topic of “The effects of regional climate change on the cultivation of a special “wine” crop in the Main Franconia region. Future developments and risks with rising temperatures and increasing weather extremes in grape variety selection”. For her seminar paper she received the audience award in the subject Geography as well as the 2nd prize in the category Geo- and Spatial Sciences. Congratulations to this great success!

The BAYSICS subproject 8 is located at the Chair of Didactics of Geography at the University of Augsburg and led by Sebastian Brumann and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ohl. It enables senior high school pupils to act as citizen scientists and to investigate regional climate change on their door step. Currently, 35 schools in different regions of Bavaria are actively involved.