Want to be involved in a global event?
Want to get people excited about plants & plant science?
It's easy. And anyone can participate.

Join in the fun of Fascination of Plants Day, 2013!

Fascination of Plants Day is a global event run for the first time this year. It saw 39 countries participate, with a total of 600 events!

The goal was to generate an appreciation around the globe for plants, the role they play in our everyday lives and in particular the importance of plant science.

Fascination of Plants Day will be held again this year, May 18th 2013.

Would you, your organisation or school be interested in running an event in honour of the day?

Any event that is engaging and highlights the importance of plants would be perfect!

The event can be tailored for the general public community, special interest groups, school or university students – anyone!

And the event doesn’t have to be on the exact day – it be run leading up to May 18th 2013

An event can be as simple as a tour of a facility involved with plants or a talk related to plants or plant science. For those who are creative, why not run a photo or art exhibition or competition? For the scientifically inclined, why not create an experiment for school students or for the general public. Alternatively, write an article about plants or plant research for your website, blog, bulletin, newsletter, or even the media? Perhaps you could be interviewed on the radio?

For ideas, take a look at the highlights and summary of Fascination of Plants Day events that were run in Australia earlier this year or why take a look at highlights from other countries by clicking on the interactive map.Once you’ve decided on an event, it will be promoted on the Fascination of Plants Day website and this blog site. Click here to download material to help you promote your Fascination of Plants Day 2013 event.

Fascination of Plants Day is the initiative of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). Each country has a national coordinator (a member of EPSO). In Australia, the national coordinator is the Education Manager for the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG).

For more information please contact Monica Ogierman.

To register your event, please use the link below.

We hope you can participate in this exciting and important event!

50 countries now on board for Fascination of Plants Day 2013!

March 26, 2013

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Welcome to Nepal which is the 50th country to sign up for Fascination of Plants Day this year. Welcome also to Tanzania and Guyana which also recently came on board.

December 12, 2012

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40 countries are now on board for Fascination of Plants Day 2013! Four new countries have joined – USA, South Korea, Uruguay and Mozambique – Welcome aboard!!

BGANZ the first to sign up for FoPD!

December 6, 2012

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The Botanic Gardens Australia & New Zealand (BGANZ)  dove into Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD), by offering to promote the event at various  gardens across the country!

They will also run a photo competition, where people can send a photo of their favourite plant or flower via Twitter. Stay tuned for details!