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    Those who dared were allowed to touch "Wotan Schorsch".

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    A boy is thrilled to read his adventures with "Wotan Schorsch" to the audience.

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    A girl describes the museum's large butterfly collection.

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    All children read their own story to the audience.

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    As a farewell present, the children receive a copy of their own book.

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Book Project for children

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What was the world like 100 million years ago? And what do scientists actually do? How long will it take for an anaconda to be hungry again after it has eaten a capybara? Fifteen pupils from the after-school care centre "Kita im Apfelviertel" in Frankfurt received answers to these questions during two visits to the natural history museum Senckenberg Naturmuseum. The second visit to the museum was particularly exciting, allowing the children to take a peek behind the scenes and explore the scientists' work. They met with "Wotan Schorsch", a lizard living in a terrarium, and were able to catch a glimpse of the laboratories. Following their visits, they participated in a children's book writing course for several weeks, where they learned to put their impressions into words and images. Every child designed two pages for the publication. The children presented the finished book to their parents and friends during a reading at Senckenberg Naturmuseum.