The second international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.
Everybody is welcome to join this initiative!
We invite you to organize for the 18th of May 2013 a fascinating activity related to plants attracting and interacting with the public. May 18th will be the very Fascination of Plants Day and most events will be organised for this day. In addition, where this is not suitable, events will be organised throughout the week of 13-19 May 2013. Just contact your National Coordinator or the EPSO Coordinator Trine Hvoslef-Eide firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and get guidelines for using the Fascination of Plants Day. The Fascination of Plants Day corporate design can be downloaded for free at the “PR-toolbox” on this webpage to be used to prepare, hold and report on this day, see “Main Menu”.
We invite many others to join in, ranging from schools to horticulture and anyone who feels to have a suited contribution to this initiative. Many plant science institutions, universities, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, have opened their doors at the Fascination of Plants Day 2012, with a variety of plant-based events for all the family - just look at the “Success Story” links in the given countries by clicking “Countries”. Again, the media are invited to join in, and scientists, farmers, politicians and industrialists will discuss with them and present the latest state-of-the-art research and breakthroughs in the plant science world and explore all of the new potential applications plant science can offer.
The Fascination of Plants Day will be backed up by a range of events in public spaces, theatres, cafes, central city squares and parks designed to get everyone thinking about plants.
Plants are fascinating. From one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise - from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet. Plant biologists estimate the total number of plant species roughly to be about 250,000. On the back of this coordinated activity we hope to plant again many virtual and constantly germinating seeds in the collective mind of the European and World Public that plant science is of critical significance to the social and environmental landscape now and into the future.
These institutions will take part at the Fascination of Plants Day. If you also like to join this initiative, just contact your national coordinator Prof. Isaac O.O. Aiyelaagbe
Federal University of Agriculture
- 'Plants the gift of Nature' ....Exhibit plants, See plants, Learn more about rare plants, Buy plants...
Ipate eweko ati irugbin orisirisi ti o se anfani fun onje, ilera, sise ile loso, iboji, gedu, ategun alafia ati bebe lo. Ao gba eko lori bi ati se le gbin won, bi ati se le lo won, ati bi ati le je anfaani won. A o pate awon irigbin isen daiye ba ti o tin run lo. Ma s'alai wa. Ofe ni iwole [Yoruba]
Exhibition of diversity of plants, endangered species, plants for food, spices, timber, fibre, dyes, pharmaceuticals and bio-remediation. Participants will learn more about useful plants, how to identify them and how to grow them. There will be an opportunity to exchange or buy plants. Exhibition will be preceded by a public lecture. All welcome to learn, exhibit, and trade plants. Entry is free.!
exhibition seminar 20th May 2013 Post graduate school, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta
Organizer: Prof. Isaac O. O. Aiyelaagbe,
Department of Horticulture, College of Plant Sciences (COPLANT),
University of Agriculture, PMB 2240,Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria. +234-803 381 5606
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
- Plants R Us
The event will be organized jointly by the IITA Forest Project, IITA International School, and IITA Genetic Resources Center. Activities include: featuring plants in primary school curriculum for all classes, with photos for pupils to identify, a visit to the IITA genebank, exhibits, and a presentation called “Plants R Us” by Dr Forest.
guided tour hands on activities presentation 17 May, 1215 H "IITA International School, IITA, PMB 5320 , Oyo Road, Idi-Oshe, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Organizer: Deni Bown email@example.com +234 2 7517472
Carole Inniss-Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org +234 2 7517472
Michael Abberton email@example.com +234 2 7517472