The fifth international “Fascination of Plants Day” will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).
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The Faculty of science at the Saint-Joseph University is trying to create a new tradition that will make students notice the high diversity of plant species and their use in one of the most vital needs in every day’s life, which is “KNOW YOUR FOOD”.
Lebanon is known for its wide variety of food. Each type is prepared differently according to the regions and traditions. This event will shed light on this diversity with an unconditional way.
“Know your food” consists of letting students prepare their favorite kind of salad while analyzing each ingredient separately. The analysis will mainly cover the name of the plant species, to which family does it belong ,which part of the plant is edible , their wild relatives and when and where were they domesticated
Therefore, not only will the student enjoy their time preparing their favorite food, they will also be educated on what they are eating, how diversified one meal can be and how close we are to the plant world.
This event will take place at the faculty on June 3rd 2019 focusing on students from bachelor 1 in biochemistry. All media will be uploaded on the website so stay tuned!!!
A trip to Arz Tannourine Nature Reserve. You will be introduced to the important species and their conservation. Taking a photos during the hike will allow you to enter a photo competition. There will be cash prizes awarded for the winning photos.
This season at Nature by Marc Beyrouthy, we choose to continue our partnership with both Lebanese biodiversity and sustainable landscaping as well as eco-friendly gardens maintenance.
Our team of passionate agricultural engineers, botanists and physiotherapists will be leading series of free workshops introducing Lebanese biodiversity and natural reserves for a better forestry conservation and awareness.
Furthermore, we will be tackling many topics related to proper plant care and especially orchids, where also we’ll give you a chance to discover the amazing Lebanese wild orchids.
In addition, gardening sessions to be included about Eco pesticides and other wise useful tips.
What’s more? for plant health care addicts, we will give many sessions related to plants use with a special emphasis on the ethnobotanical rich lebanese traditions.
Celebrating the Fascination Day of Plants, 2019, the students of the Ecology Course, Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Debbieh, will be conducting an exhibition of photographs and fresh sample of some important plant species on campus that hosts a fascinating richness of unique plant species in a natural. The exhibition aims raising the awareness of students, faculty and staff on the ecological importance and benefits of flora and threats imposed by human activities and climate change. It will educate visitors about plant biodiversity upon which wild life of Debbieh depends. It will help visitors develop positive attitudes and good knowledge towards plant biodiversity conservation being a sources to many ecological services, benefits and cultural identity.
Come and explore the richness of plant diversity at Notre Dame University-Louaize campus. A guided tour will introduce the participants to the trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants on campus.
Need not look far to experience nature’s wonders. Wadi Ailout, one of the valleys between Mansourieh and Dekwene, is rich in pine trees, ancient olive groves, orange and lemon orchards and a variety of plants that grow under trees (also known as under-storey flora). Wadi Ailout is also home to jackals, foxes, bats, hedgehogs, tortoises, chameleons and many birds and reptiles. All this just 30 minutes away!
Join NCC’s Green Exercise Botanizing trip in Wadi Ailout on Saturday, May 4th for a half-day trip. The day will consist of walking trail for 2-3 hours and stopping to observe the plants and their habitat. The goal is for participants to be able to recognize the most dominant plant species and learn about their ecology. A handout will be provided with the list of some of the plants you are most likely to see.
About our guide:
Hicham El-Zein is a botanist and has been exploring Lebanon rich biodiversity for the last few years. Also a resident in Mansourieh, Hicham wishes to save Wadi Ailout from the threats of destruction it so often faces.
8:30 am – Meet at Hostler center
9:00 am – Departure to Mansourieh
9:30 – 9:45 am – Arrive to site
10 am – 1 pm – Hike and end with light picnic (if participants wish to bring their own snacks)
2 pm – Head back to Beirut
* outing will be given in English and Arabic
* children above 9 are welcome to come
* you do not need to be affiliated with AUB to participate
* a minimum of 2 day’s notice for cancelation to be refunded
* bring your own snacks and beverages
Green Exercise is an AUB-NCC initiative encouraging environmental citizenship through nature-related field trips. Our trips are designed for participants to gain practical skills and theoretical information related to nature conservation, with the objective of helping strengthen our eco-citizenship.
For more information on NCC visit https://www.aub.edu.lb/natureconservation/Pages/default.aspx
Celebrating the Fascination of Plants Day, 2019, students from Beirut Arab University, Beirut Campus, Lebanon will raise the awareness of students, faculty and staff on the enormous benefits of plant conservation as an amazing “nature-based solution” to combat climate change. Through an exhibition of native Lebanese plants, students will share knowledge and discuss environmental and ethical principles of plant conservation against climate change risks. They will encouraging all to think about the many benefits of plants and how everyone can contribute to plant conservation.