Mammoth fur, excrement in Dutch museum


This is a 29 April 2016 video from Naturalis museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. It shows pieces of woolly mammoth fur and excrement arriving in the collection, all the way from the permafrost in Siberia.

Museum biologists at work, video


This 7 April 2016 video from Leiden in the Netherlands is called At the laboratories of Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Schoolchildren learn at botanical garden, natural history museum


This 29 March 2019 Dutch video is about school children in Leiden city, the Netherlands. The video shows how they learn in the local botanical garden and local museums, especially Naturalis museum.

Spoonbills nesting in Leiden, the Netherlands


This video shows an Eurasian spoonbill (and grey lag geese) in Hlohovec (Czech Republic).

There are big spoonbill nesting colonies in the Netherlands. Like in De Geul nature reserve on Texel island with hundreds of nesting couples.

Some Dutch spoonbill colonies are much smaller.

This blog already reported that in 2014, there were three spoonbill nests in the grey heron colony in Cronesteyn park in Leiden.

And in 2015, again three spoonbill couples nested there.

Will they do that again this year?

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition


This Dutch video says about itself (translated):

On Saturday, March 5 2016 opened the exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition 2015 Don Gutoski [from Canada] told in Naturalis museum about his winning photo. The photo exhibition will run until Sunday 29th May. Wildlife Photographer of the Year was developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. More information is here.

Pro-refugee demonstration, Leiden, the Netherlands, 1 March


This video from England says about itself:

12 September 2015

On the day he was elected leader of the Labour Party, 12 September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn spoke at the huge demonstration in London at which over 100,000 people expressed their solidarity with refugees. It was his first public appearance after he won the leadership vote.

On Tuesday 1 March, the local council in Leiden, the Netherlands, will decide about housing refugees who have been recognized as such by the government.

The organisation Doorbraak organises a pro-refugee demonstration on the square outside the local council building, the Stadhuisplein. From 7pm till 9 pm.

Syrian refugee teachers’ training in the Netherlands


This video from the Turkish-Syrian border says about itself:

Syrian Refugees Demolish Barbed-wire Border Fence to Escape ISIS Fighting

15 June 2015

Thousands of refugees poured across the Syrian border into Turkey over the weekend after fighting intensified in the northern Syrian city of Tal Abyad. According to state-run TRT television, around 3,000 refugees arrived at the Akcakale border crossing on Monday.

Journalists at the scene said relatives waited behind fences on the Turkish side of the border for family members to cross on Monday.

More than 16,000 people are believed to have fled from Tal Abyad and surrounding areas into Turkey over the past two weeks.

From Leiden University in the Netherlands:

Training for Syrian refugee teachers

21 January 2016

ICLON and Dutch Academic Services initiate a training for Syrian teachers in the Netherlands about the use of mobile teaching.

Taking into account recent developments in Syria and the Middle East it can be expected that there will be a huge need for education among Syrian refugees. That need can only be addressed by ‘out of the box’ methods: that is using flexible online (or blended) learning programmes.

While understanding this situation ICLON and Dutch Academic Services initiate a training course for professionals with an educational background: The Mobile Educator.

The training is offered free of charge. The trainers work on a voluntary basis and funds are being raised for additional costs for transport and lunch.

The training starts on 16 February.

More information and application: website Mobile Educator

The European Union Wants to Criminalize Volunteers Who Help Refugees on Greek Islands: here.