Meeting of the Working Group Education in the Association of Botanic Gardens e.V.
On 31 January and 1 February 2020 the working meeting of the AG Education in the Association of Botanical Gardens took place in Münster. The AG Education supports botanical gardens in the educational development and design of the garden. Innovative concepts for public relations work and educational offers for diverse target groups are developed.
Plants, Knowledge, Commitment -
Development, testing and dissemination of innovative educational formats at nature conservation academies and botanical gardens
An increasing number of wild plant species are threatened in their existence in Germany and some of them have become so rare in recent years that they are currently threatened with extinction.
The project Wild Plant Protection Germany (WIPs De) promotes cultural measures for highly endangered species. From seeds, spores and the reproduction of clones, young plants are grown in Botanic Gardens in conservation cultures for the settlement in natural habitats.
One of these responsible species is the Westphalian Calm Violet (Viola guestphalica, logo of the Botanical Garden Muenster). This endemic violet grows at only one location in North Rhine-Westphalia. Since the end of 2019, the Botanical Garden Muenster has been financially supported by the Federal Agency of Nature Conservation for the conservation culture of the Westphalian Calm Violet in order to ensure the preservation of this responsible species.