Germany

National Coordinators
Urlich Schurr
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2 Plant Science
Fascination of Plants Day

Der sechste internationale ” Tag der Faszination der Pflanzen ” 2022 (FoPD 2022) wird von Pflanzenwissenschaftlern aus aller Welt unter dem Dach der European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) ausgerufen.

Ziel dieser Aktivität ist es, möglichst viele Menschen auf der ganzen Welt für Pflanzen zu interssieren und von der Bedeutung der Pflanzenwissenschaften für die Landwirtschaft und die nachhaltige Produktion nahrhafter Lebensmittel sowie für den Gartenbau, die Forstwirtschaft und die Herstellung von pflanzlichen Produkten wie Papier, Holz, Chemikalien, Energie und Pharmazeutika zu begeistern. Die Rolle der Pflanzen im Umweltschutz ist ebenfalls eine wichtige Botschaft.

 

Jeder ist herzlich eingeladen, sich dieser Initiative anzuschließen!

Downloads
May 18
May 18
00:00
00:00
Fascination of plants: green and versatile
Faszination Pflanzen: gruen und vielfaeltig
Potsdam
Professionals
Indoor
presentation

Diese Podcastreihe möchte auf Pflanzen aufmerksam machen. Darauf, was sie alles können, was über sie bekannt ist und woran aktuell geforscht wird. Obwohl unser Leben von ihnen abhängt, sind sie selten die Heldinnen in Filmberichten oder Presseartikeln. Und obwohl sie von den meisten Menschen als wichtige Lebewesen erkannt und beschrieben werden und mit ihnen sehr positive Empfindungen verknüpft werden, gehen sie leicht im lauten und oft hektischen Alltag unter. Sie sind nämlich nicht nur grün und vielfältig, sie sind auch sehr leise!! Mit dieser Podcastreihe möchten wir Euch mitnehmen auf eine Reise in die Welt der Pflanzen.

This podcast seeks to raise awareness of plants, in particular what they are capable of, what is known about them and about current research. Although our lives are dependent on them, plants rarely grab the limelight in media reports or press articles. And although they are recognised by most people as a vital life form, described as such and are linked to very positive sentiments, they are easily overlooked in our busy day-to-day lives. They are actually not just green and multi-dimensional but are also very quiet. With this series of podcasts we want to take you on a journey through the world of plants

Max-Planck-Institut fuer Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Potsdam Science Park, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
https://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/
Uli Schurr
[email protected]
May 18
Dec 18
16:00
16:00
ERA-Net SusCrop VIDEO CONTEST
ERA-Net SusCrop VIDEO CONTEST
All
Indoor
handsonactivities

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
https://www.suscrop.eu/
Nikki De Clercq
[email protected]
May 20
May 20
00:00
00:00
Open-door-day with quiz-ralley on plant research
Open-door-day with quiz-ralley on plant research
Professionals
Indoor
presentation

Taking the annual fascination of plants day into account the “Julius Kuehn Institute”, JKI in short, invited the public to Fri-Day of open-doors. Late in the afternoon on May 20th 2022 the German Research Centre for Cultivated Plants opened the gates to its Quedlinburg headquarters. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. visitors could learn about JKIs research at 7 field stations and 3 greenhouse-stations. The 10 stations were part of a pop-quiz-ralley. By answering the majority oft he multiple-choice-questions correctly, visitors could take home potted herbs or other small treats. Since this was the first open-door-day after the pandemic, several VIP-guests such as represantitives from city hall, ministry of agriculture and heads of sister research institutions and authorities paid a visit as well.

Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
http://www.julius-kuehn.de/
May 20
May 20
00:00
00:00
Science slam for high school students at the JKI
Science slam for high school students at the JKI
Professionals
Indoor
presentation

On May 20th, a Friday, 45 students from the Quedlinburg high school were invited by the “Julius Kuehn Institute” (JKI,  the German Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, to participate in a science slam. This is a popular format to raise the general public’s awareness for the wonders of science and research and in the case of the JKI, it is of course plant research. Three JKI scientists battled it out by convincing the students with their 7-minute-pep-talks, why their particular field of interest is worth rooting for. The students as the audience vote for “best presenter” by giving points for creative approach, comprehensibility, and overall presentation skills. As a special twist, the slamming scientists also had to find a plausible connection between their research of aphids, medicinal plants, and wheat breeding to Gregor Mendel and the inheritance rules he postulated. Since in 2022 the father of genetics would have celebrated his 200th birthday, this jubilee was also taken into account by the organizers of the JKI-Science slam promoting the fascination of plants and plant breeding.  For info on the Mendel200 jubilee visit https://gregormendel200.org/legacy/benefit/.

Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
http://www.julius-kuehn.de/
Aug 21
Aug 21
10:00
17:00
Fascination Plant – Exciting Insights at the Institute of Plant Sciences in Jülich
Faszination Pflanze - Spannende Einblicke am Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften in Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich
All
Indoor
External
handsonactivities guidedtour

Lassen Sie sich faszinieren, wie Pflanzen aus der Luft erforscht werden. Erfahren Sie, wie wir live ins Innere von lebenden Pflanzen schauen. Lernen Sie, für welche vielfältigen Produkte unseres Alltags Pflanzen Ausgangsstoffe bieten – kommen Sie zum Tag der Neugier des Forschungszentrum Jülich am 21. August 2022 zwischen 10:00 und 17:00 Uhr. Lernen Sie dort, wie wir daran forschen, Pflanzen zu verstehen und ihre Erträge nachhaltig zu steigern. Wir, das sind die Kolleginnen und Kollegen des Instituts für Pflanzenwissenschaften am Forschungszentrum Jülich. Unser Institut ist ein weltweit führendes Zentrum für die Entwicklung und Anwendung nicht-invasiver Sensorik und Automationstechnologie zur Bestimmung von Pflanzenmerkmalen. Für Ihren Besuch benötigen Sie nichts Weiteres außer Ihre Neugierde auf Pflanzen.

https://www.tagderneugier.de/de


Be fascinated by how plants are explored from the air. Experience how we look live inside living plants. Learn for which diverse products of our everyday life plants provide source materials – visit us at “Tag der Neugier” of Forschungszentrum Jülich on August 21, 2022 between 10:00 and 17:00. Learn there about our research to understand plants and how to sustainably increase their yields. We, that is the colleagues of the Institute of Plant Sciences at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Our institute is a world-leading center for the development and application of non-invasive sensor and automation technology for the determination of plant traits. For your visit, you need nothing more than your curiosity about plants.

https://www.tagderneugier.de/en

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße 52428 Jülich
https://www.fz-juelich.de/de/ibg/ibg-2
Britta Ottinger - Corporate Communications Events and Marketing
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