The Department of Zoology organize zoological excursions to the North Sea island of Sylt in September 2017, whereby biology students from the University of Kassel get an opportunity to conduct scientific fieldwork. Activities include searching for and collecting animals from the mud flats, conducting behavioral and taxonomic experiments in the lab, and hiking through the famed dunes of northern Sylt. Another highlight is a collecting trip on the research vessel "Mya II".