Project Title:

Environmental Knowledge Center and the Shell Museum

Project Duration:

Ongoing…

Project Objectives:

Two centers were established at the Marine Park in the southern part of Aqaba, to raise awareness and understanding to the marine environment, threats on ecosystems, biodiversity and habitats and demonstrate solutions through an interactive tools that allows visitors of all ages to be engaged in understanding the bio living component in the Gulf of Aqaba. The Shells, which were collected from all over the world were donated from the personal collection of Princess Wejdan Fawaz Hashimi.

The centers were established in corporation with the Henrich Bul Stiftung (HBS). In 2008, Saraya Project supported the redesign process of the shell museum, and in 2015, the GIZ and through the PROTEB project provided the knowledge center with new furniture’s and tools. In 2016, the Ministry of Social Development supported JREDS centers with a fund to strengthen educational and awareness materials.

The centers were established in corporation with the Henrich Bul Stiftung (HBS). In 2008, Saraya Project supported the redesign process of the shell museum, and in 2015, the GIZ and through the PROTEB project provided the knowledge center with new furniture’s and tools. In 2016, the Ministry of Social Development supported JREDS centers with a fund to strengthen educational and awareness materials.
  • Henrich Bul Stiftung (HBS)
  • Saraya Project
  • German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through GIZ project: Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity in Jordan (PROTEB)
  • Ministry of Social Development