The new extra-mural learning facility of Johannes Gutenberg University's Faculty of Biology has been opened for schools to use since April 2010. It was described by the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth, and Culture in Rhineland-Palatinate as "a school-like environmental education facility in the Rhineland-Palatinate (SchUR)".
The Green School's program is targeted at all school ages. It emphasizes didactics and content coordinated with school lessons, using the enormous plant diversity at the Botanic Garden. The aim is to stimulate children's and young people's enthusiasm for nature and science at an early age as well as intensifying the links between the university and the schools in the region.
A major concern of the "Green School" is also to raise awareness about the importance of biological diversity, its conservation and sustainable use.