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16 May 2019

Belarus’ Academy of Sciences to hold Nature Week

Belarus’ Academy of Sciences to hold Nature Week

MINSK, 16 May (BelTA) – Research organizations at the Biological Sciences Department of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) will hold the Nature Week on 22-29 May, BelTA learned from the NASB press service.

The week will celebrate the Year of Native Land and the International Day of Biological Diversity (22 May). Organizing the events will be the Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, the Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany, the Central Botanical Garden, and the Institute of Forest. Leading scholars of the NASB Biological Sciences Department will take part in the Nature Week events, give lectures and interviews.

The week will kick off with an opening seminar on 22 May. Thursday, 23 May, will be dedicated to botany and zoology. The 9th international research and educational seminar on forestry will also take place on 23 May.

On 24 May, the Central Botanical Garden will arrange excursions to show Belarus’ wild and ornamental flora represented in its expositions. On 25-26 May, the Central Botanical Garden will host the TOYDAY family game festival from 10:00 to 18:00. Visitors will be able to admire rare and endangered plants and buy them in the shop.

On 28 May, school students in Minsk and Gomel will join the campaign to landscape school grounds.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 22 May the International Day of Biological Diversity in 1995 to raise awareness about preservation of ecosystems and extinction of plant and animal species.

 

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