On May 12, BIOTOPIA founding director Prof. Dr. Michael John Gorman delivered a keynote to 150 museum professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the 17th ICOM Bodensee Symposium "Inspiration for a Sustainable Future", on the topic of “Designing a Museum for the Age of Extinction”.
During the 2022 Pentecost vacations, the BIOTOPIA Lab will offer a program for after-school groups for the first time. On Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8, after-school classes can register for free 2-hour hands-on workshops.
The 100 best images in the Museum Mensch und Natur - a public favorite returns! The selected images show the current "state of the art" of international nature photography and let us marvel at the technical skill, patience and creativity behind these shots. Information about the exhibition can be found here.
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May 1st marks the start of the main collection period 2022 – The more people participate, the more valuable the results: with a free app, people all over the world record bird concerts, and become biodiversity researchers! On May 1, 2022, the main bird song collection period of the "Dawn Chorus" project will kick off once again: people all over the world are invited to record and share the chorus of morning bird song right on their doorstep, and by doing so, make an important contribution to biodiversity research, even without prior knowledge.
The world's most famous pea counter celebrates his 200th birthday in 2022! In cooperation with BIOTOPIA, the Museum Mensch und Natur and the Museum Educational Center, the Botanic Garden Munich-Nymphenburg offers all visitors a colorful and diverse program around Gregor Mendel, who laid the foundation for a new branch of biology with his crossing experiments on peas: genetics.
In the BIOTOPIA Lab, you can discover regularly changing mystery objects from the Bavarian State Natural Science Collections (SNSB) and solve riddles about them. Now the mystery object is also available for home! Now you can admire the past objects and the current specimen digitally and go on a search for clues!
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On International Museum Day, the BIOTOPIA Lab and the Museum Mensch und Natur invite adults, families and children to join in and experiment!
"Co-creating Communication on Planetary Health Related to Food and Food Systems": MSCL is looking for people who bring good ideas and the necessary know-how to try out new formats and develop communication experiments together with scientists and practitioners of science communication.
Bavaria's diverse landscapes are a real feast for the eyes. Under the motto "Take a look! - With the camera on a voyage of discovery in Bavaria's nature", the photo competition " Natur im Fokus" (Nature in Focus) has been encouraging children and young people since 2007 to take a closer look at their natural surroundings and to engage with their local nature. The focus is not so much on technical perfection and the best equipment, but on interesting motifs, exciting image compositions and, above all, creativity.
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