QBG participates in the BGCI 10th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens in Warsaw, Poland
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden, member of Qatar Foundation participates in the “BGCI 10th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens” in Warsaw, Poland in September 9-14, 2018 upon receiving an official invitation from the University of Warsaw Botanic Garden as a dynamic member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) since registered in May 2016.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organization representing a network of 500 botanic gardens in more than 100 countries, including the largest and most influential gardens in the sector. BGCI is the largest plant conservation network in the world, and aims to collect, conserve, characterize and cultivate samples from all of the world’s plants as an insurance policy against their extinction in the wild.
During its active participation in that international event, QBG highlights to the Congress its Educational Program that offers unique opportunities to schools’ students in Qatar for exploration and scientific research, like: the “Fun & Learn” program to primary schools, the “Food Security” program to secondary schools, and the Environmental Research Contest to schools students.
Alongside with highlighting multiple outreach initiatives, like: the “Ghars” Campaign that encourages the Qatari society to plant 2022 trees in coincidence with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the Restoration program of native plants that attracts all segments of national society in Qatar to participate and strengthen cultural heritage awareness.
The QBG further exhibits the plants, botanical terminologies, Conservational principles and Environmental ethics mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, the Hadith and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammed PBUH. The Garden inspires appreciation of nature by encouraging respect and responsibility towards our environment in order to support Qatar Foundation’s dedication towards sustainable development and community development.
About that participation, Mrs. Fatma Saleh Al-Khulaifi “Manager of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden” stated: “Participation in the 10th International Congress of Education in Botanic Gardens is a favorable occasion to present our educational programs that we provided in previous years to the Qatari community in collaboration with several organizations in Qatar and it is a good opportunity for sharing common visions and ideas to identify the national and international initiatives that are presented by other botanic gardens”.