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Fascination of Plants Day 2021

The International Fascination of Plants Day is celebrated every two years, on 18 May. In 2021, online activities are being streamlined all over the world!
When May 18, 2021
from 10:30 AM to 09:30 PM
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Plants are fascinating. They come in all colors and shapes, with different characteristics which range from ornamental to having medical properties. To celebrate them, the International Fascination of Plants Day was launched by the European Plant Science Organization.  This celebration aims to awaken the largest number of people to the truly fascinating world of plants, raising awareness for the importance of their study. From the improvement of agriculture to the sustainable production of food, horticulture, forestry, and the production of non-food goods (paper, wood, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy), without forgetting environmental conservation, plants and their importance are transversal in our lives.

This year, on 18 May, the International Fascination of Plants Day will take place online! ITQB NOVA joined forces with CIBANSEMEiBETGREEN-IT & InnovPlantProtect to organize a full day of activities, where there will be something for everyone. An online workshop, a webinar about the plants we eat, a virtual exhibition, and a guided tour are some of the activities to celebrate this fascinating world, from Oeiras to the globe. 

These events are organized with the support of the Municipality of Oeiras and are also a pre-event of the European Researchers Night - Reggae. Learn more about these activities here.

The initiative is also coordinated nationally by the Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology and ITQB NOVA, with events being organized by institutions from all over Portugal. Discover these initiatives here and have a Fascinating Day!

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