United States of America

National Coordinators
Winnie Nham
American Society of Plant Biologists: ASPB, Rockville, MD
Fascination of Plants Day

The sixth international “Fascination of Plants Day” will be launched by plant scientists across the world 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 and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.

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May 18
May 26

Be the director, leading actor/actress, camerman & producer of your own movie and win one of our cash prizes!

The ERA- Net SusCrop is launching a video contest to actively involve EVERYBODY from across the world to reflect, communicate and inspire on ‘what sustainable crop production means to you?’.

The competition is open to EVERYBODY and is supposed to activate multiple groups: school children, students, scientists, farmers/farmer-groups, and any person/group of random enthusiasts, artists (film, circus, music, digital/installation art, …), architects, social media/communication workers, etc.

KEYWORDS to inspire: sustainability, resilience, agriculture, forestry, ecology, crop production, crops, plants, science, nature, climate change, the future

However, we invite any kind of video: be original, think out-of-the-box! What does sustainability in the area of crop production mean to you? How should agriculture look like in the future? Do you practice sustainability procedures in growing crops or ornamental plants in your environment (e.g. your garden or balcony)?

More information on the different categories, prizes, eligibility conditions and selection criteria can be found on: https://www.suscrop.eu/video-contest-2022

We look forward to receiving your video!


ERA-Net SusCrop
Nikki De Clercq
[email protected]
May 18
May 18
Fascination of Plants Day with WiSE
Fascination of Plants Day with WiSE
High schools in NYC
handsonactivities presentation

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) network at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a network of scientists working to build an inclusive and equitable scientific community for all, and to increase access to educational STEM programs.

On the occasion of Fascination of Plants Day 2022, WiSE volunteers will hold a workshop for local high schools in NYC. The workshop aims to introduce the importance of plant biology for understanding fundamental questions and addressing global challenges, and to showcase diverse career paths in plant science. The event includes hands-on activities to introduce the concepts of natural variation, mutations and genetic engineering.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, 11724, NY
Sessen Daniel Iohannes
[email protected]