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Share Knowledge with Kids

We want to share our expertise in the fields of shipping, ecology and flood protection particulary with children and young people. A number of events enable viadonau to realise this intention for different age categories. viadonau provides them with insights into the different workplaces, the multifaceted day-to-day work as well as the exciting variety of tasks of the company’s employees; not least to make the kids aware of the responsibility to be borne regarding the Danube river.

Activities 2018

  • Vienna Takes Daughters to Work Day (26 April 2018)
    Also this year viadonau participated with heart and soul at the Viennese Daughter's Day and introduced the versatile working environment of the company to the interested girls. After interesting speeches by viadonau employees on board, the lock at Nussdorf followed the programme: Here the young visitors had an eventful and informative stay before returning on board home again on board of a vessel. Further information can be found (in German) here.
Kids at the lock of Nussdorf
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Kids entering the survey vessel 4
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  • Water Youth Games Krems (07-09 May 2018)
    On board of the former stone-transport vessel MS Negrelli, pupils were able to prove their knowledge on the Danube river & Co. during the Water Youth Games in Krems – for example, at which river kilometre the city of Krems is located, how fast the river actually flows in the Wachau or how broad the Danube river is in Stein next to the bridge.
Kids solving quizzes on board of the Negrelli
Photo: © viadonau
  • Water and Energy Youth Games Wallsee (29 & 30 May 2018)
    The MS Negrelli was also present at the Water and Energy Youth Games in Wallsee. Puzzles, tricky quizzes, sample calculations or basic fact checks - once again the pupils brilliantly passed our challenges all around the Danube river. That's why we didn't even stop at myths like the Donaumandl in our tasks. Therefore, we also dealt with myths like the „Donaumandl“ in our tasks.
Kids playing on board of the Negrelli
Photo: © viadonau
Kids on board of the Negrelli
Photo: © viadonau
  • Danube Day (20 June 2018)
    On 20 June, more than 1000 kids turned the Johann Strauss meadow in Vienna's Stadtpark into a Danube area. Following this year's theme "for a healthier Danube", everything at the viadonau pavilion focused on the topic of plastic in and along the Danube river. The children received the desired stamp for the Danube Day Quiz Pass by answering a question on the decomposition time of a plastic bottle. The kids can usually demonstrate their creative side too in the viadonau pavilion. This year's programme: artistic colouring of fabric backpacks. The environmentally friendly produced backpacks are designed to draw children's attention to alternatives to plastic. Further information is available (in German) here.
Kids investigating a poster about the life of a plastic bottle
Photo: © viadonau/Gruber
Kids painting their environmentally friendly backpacks
Photo: © viadonau
  • Children’s University Upper Austria (12 & 13 July 2018)
    In 2018 viadonau was once again represented in Linz during Children’s University, providing information on two different topics. Our first course focused on the adventure of river surveying: On board of a measuring ship, the young researchers immersed in the world of modern surveying technology and got to know the hidden secrets of the Danube river under water. On the second day we went to Ottensheim/Wilhering: The children visited the workplace of our lock managers in order to experience the locking operation at first hand. Further information is available (in German) here.
Kids enter the survey vessel
Photo: © viadonau
Lock expert introduces Kids to lock operations
Photo: © viadonau
  • Junior Ranger Summer Camp (17 August 2018)
    In the course of the Junior Ranger Programme of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen children and youths can learn about types of water and forest as well as different animal and plant species in their natural habitats. This year, viadonau again participated at the summer camp and worked with the junior rangers on the topic of the function of the flood protection dam and dam restoration. After all, with the Marchfeld protection dam there is an important protection system in the area of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen. Further information is available (in German) here.
Close up of exercise sheet for the Junior Rangers
Photo: © viadonau
Junior Ranger learn about Flood Protection
Photo: © viadonau
  • Children Energy & Environment Week (13 & 14 November 2018)
    As part of the Children's Energy & Environment Week on 13 November in Vienna, we organized a workshop to inform the cildren about the plastic pollution of the Danube river and to show them ways to avoid plastic in daily life. But also inland navigation was a topic. On 14 November we discussed the broad field of transport logistics, especially inland navigation as an environmentally friendly alternative in freight transport. Further information is available (in German) here.
Several plastic products on a table
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Last change:
17. 01. 2019