Bosnia & Herzegovina

The fourth international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2017 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 2017 a fascinating activity related to plants attracting and interacting with the public. Our goal is to break the record of 1000 events you organized in 2013. May 18th 2017 will be the Fascination of Plants Day itself and most events will be organised for this day. In addition, where this is not suitable, events will be organised throughout the weeks of 3 - 31 May 2017. Just contact your national coordinator 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, schools, botanical gardens, and museums, together with farmers and companies, have opened their doors at the Fascination of Plants Day 2012, 2013 and 2015 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 participate at the Fascination of Plants Day 2017. If you would like to join this initiative, please contact your national coordinator, erna.karalija@gmail.com

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Sarajevo
PMF

  • -- best plant photo contest
    Pozivamo studente da šalju svoje originalne fotografije biljaka za takmičenje najljepša fotografija biljaka. Vašu najljepšu fotografiju pošaljite na e-mail fopdbih@gmail.com i sa sljedećim podacima: ime i prezime, izjava o originalnosti fotografije. Fotografije možete slati do 30.04. 2017. godine do 17.00 časova. Svaki učesnik može učestvovati sa jednom fotografijom (minimalne rezolucije 3264 x 2448 px; 8MP). Autori tri najljepše fotografije će biti nagrađeni novčanim nagradama. Deset najboljih autora će dobiti certifikate učešća i njihove fotografije će biti izložene povodom obilježavanja Dana Fascinacije biljkama.
    competition competition
    - 18.05.2017.
    - Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Target audience: students
    Organizer: Erna Karalija; fopdbih@gmail.com

Institute of Genetic Resources - University of Banja Luka
Banja Luka
www.unibl.org/ . . . /institute-of-genetic-resources

  • -- walking tour around protected area “University City”
    Institut za genetičke rersurse Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci se i ove godine pridružuje proslavljanju biljaka organizovanjem prigodnih aktivnosti u okviru obilježavanja Četvrtog međunarodnog "Dana očaranosti biljkama".
    Povodom obilježavanja Četvrtog međunarodnog "Dana očaranosti biljkama" nakon predavanja planiran je obilazak Zaštićenog područja "Univerzitetski grad" u Banjoj Luci. Posjetioci i gosti će imati priliku da se bolje upoznaju sa biljnim vrstama u zaštićenom području, kao i novozasađenim vrstama ukrasnog drveća, žbunja i trajnica (150 vrsta). Naime, upravo se završava sadnja 150 novih sadnica drveća i žbunova i 300 sadnica perena. Posebno smo ponosni što smo započeli obnovu aleje platana. Aleja platana podignuta je krajem 19. vijeka, a prve fotografije su iz 1908. godine. Najveći broj stabala je u jako dobrom stanju, a na mjestima gdje su stari platani uklonjni započela je sadnja novih sadnica. 23. maja 2017. godine Institut obilježava i svoj dan, i tom prilikom su organizovana odgovarajuća predavanja. Učesnici obilježavanja dana Instituta će biti informisani o Zaštićenom području "Univerzitetski grad" i o Ulozi i značaju hortikulture za Grad Banjaluku.
    - guided tour
    - seminar or lecture
    - 23th May 2017
    - “University City” Banja Luka
    Target audience: everybody