Our Plant Exhibition:
"OUR LIVES DEPEND ON PLANTS -
NOU LAVI I DEPAN LO LAPLANT"
see also in our newsletter: 'Kapisen' No. 15
Now available on a CD - see below
This exhibition was at the Natural History Museum from late January to mid-March 2013. Its presence there was an important part of the Herbarium Project, which was a joint venture between the Plant Conservation Action group and the Natural History Museum.
A slightly reduced version of the exhibition was then hosted by 3 major hotels and two district community centres, where hotel staff, guests, school children and the local community were able to see it. We also took displays to various local events during 2013, including the 3-day National Day Expo in June.
Some of our interactive exhibits and displays were really enjoyed by the local community, which flocked to the Expo to see the many different stalls that were there.
The Eco-Village proved a real hit, especially with children but also for families. Most adults enjoyed trying our Plant Guessing Game, in which spices such as Cinnamon bark, vegetables such as a Carrot and Garlic, and local seeds such as Bonnenkare were hidden in small bags (to be felt and smelled!)
Here are a selection of photos from the PCA stall:
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EXHIBITION:
We tried to create a more exciting learning environment by making many of the exhibits interactive. There were things to explore with your hands and noses, close up photos to guess the plant shown and magnifying glasses to make tiny plants look larger.
The exhibition had five Themes:
1. Our lives depend on plants
2. How forests help us
3. Discovering more about plants
4. Knowing our plants
5. Our green insurance policy
The exhibition was adapted into 5 PowerPoint presentations and put on a CD, together with other useful information and fun activities.
This CD is in all Seychelles schools and available for copying for educational use in Seychelles. Contact us for more details.
If you are interested in plant photography and wish to contribute photos to the Seychelles Plant Gallery (a digital herbarium), we would love to have your input. Please go to the 'Plant Gallery' page. There are FREE T-SHIRTS for anyone bringing interesting contributions!