This machine teaches children from 6 to 10 about biodiversity and eco-systems.
The machine has four rings: birds, butteflies, other insects and plants. Kids can push the 'ontdek' (discover) button which will make the rings spin. The outcome is always one of the four eco-systems. The machine shows kids that all nature in life is connected and, that if you want a nice butterfly - it sometimes comes with a less pretty insect.
When kids pick an ecosystem they like, they can push the JA (yes) button. The machine will give out a smal, coloured seedbomb.
This contains flowerseeds of the eco-system you picked. This seedbomb,
made out of organic 'clay' will be the start of childeren's own little eco-system.
This project is being further developed with Studio Harten Aas.
All images on this website are © by Marieke Veere Vonk