As an institution of the Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Wilhelm Ostwald Park belongs to a collaborative network embracing cooperation in the areas of museums, science and heritage conservation.
One of our goals is to maintain close dialogue between the archive in Wilhelm Ostwald Park and the Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Much of Wilhelm Ostwald’s estate is preserved there, including his extensive correspondence with diverse scientists and scholars of his time. It includes about 60,000 original letters and a wide variety of documents.
We cooperate with the Wilhelm Ostwald Society in the field of scientific analysis, which deals with content and research on the complex connections to Wilhelm Ostwald.
Since 2017, the Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation has been involved in „Jugend forscht“, a regional competition for young scientists in north-west Saxony and Leipzig and the project „Leipzig macht MINT“, of the University of Leipzig.
The Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation collaborates with almaLab, Leipzig University’s research centre for school students. Every year, the foundation enables talented youngsters of secondary schools to attend an extracurricular programme at Wilhelm Ostwald Park. The project aims to arouse participants’ interest in working in STEM professions and to nurture their special talent.
Since 2018, Wilhelm Ostwald Park has also been working with Geopark Porphyrland, Steinreich in Saxony. As well as pooling our knowledge and experience by setting up joint nature studies activities, above all we intend to interest young people in science. The projects for pupils of all ages focus on nature conservation, environmental education, and the preservation and sustainable use of the region’s geological heritage.