Botanical Garden: COME IN!

Visitors with Special Needs in Botanical Gardens – Methodology

We’ve finished the methodology. You can download it here:

Accessibility workshop in Hungary

GARDENS FOR ALL – NOT FOR THE EYE ONLY!

HAABG held a workshop as titled above on February 7, 2019, in the National Botanic Garden at Vácrátót, Hungary. Participants came from our botanic garden member institutions and specialists working with people with special needs were also invited. The meeting that scored a great success has been organized in the frame of the „Botanical garden – COME IN! VSTUPTE! KOM IN! WEJDŹ! GYERE BE!” ERASMUS+ project. The goal of the workshop was a joint thinking about the possible occupation and service elements feasible in botanic gardens targeting the involvement of visitors with physical or sensory impairment in enhanced experiencing and learning. A presentation was given on the project’s results achieved so far, an imaginary botanic garden was „made accessible”, then participants were provided with a sensitizing training lead by our special guests. Following the sharing of a methodology text to be published soon as part of the project we intend to have further joint work in this field next autumn.

International conference

An international conference “Botanical Garden: A Green World for Everyone” will take place from 9th to 12th July 2019 in Poland. It will be the main dissemination activity of the project. You can find more info about the conference in the respective section of the project website or on the conference website itself.

Annual report: exhibitions for all senses

Prague Botanical Garden has been organizing exhibitions for all senses since 1996. In this annual report we offer their overview from 2007 to 2015 and some additional information – all translated into English.

Posters about the project

You can see how our project has been presented at conferences:

Launching the book about people with visual impairment

On Wednesday, November 28th, Jarmila Skružná and Eva Novozámská from the Czech team took part in the festive launching of the book Self-Help Movement and Education of Visually Impaired at the Beginning of Czechoslovakia by the authors M. Mužáková and M. Pešák. The launching took place in the premises of the Invisible Exhibition in Prague. The book was published thanks to a grant of Municipality of Prague on the occasion of celebrating the 100th year of independent Czechoslovakia by the association e-Inkluze, which fosues on propagation of digital literacy and removing bariers for using digital technologies by older people or people with a handicap. The publication is both in Braiile and enlarged latin type so it can serve as a workbook or reading-book for those who learn to read Braille later in their lives.

We met numerous colleagues that share the goal to openly approach people with specific needs. The encounter was warm and very inpirational for us. Especially the speech of the author M. Mužáková about the person of K. E. Macan, a blind musician, publisher of first magazines and books for people with visual impairment, the propagator of Braille type and tenacious caregiver of wounded soldiers in the first world war touched us very much. His difficult fate, but fulfilled life, interest us even after the hundred years. We look forward to reading the book!

Those interested in the book can contact info@e-inkluze.cz.

Exhibition video with English subtitles

You can see the video from the exhibition for all senses here, with English subtitles included:

Creative meeting in Sv. Jan pod Skalou

From 17th to 18th November the Czech team met at Svatý Jan pod Skalou, a small village hidden in the rocks west of Prague. ⛪ We worked on the methodics and created a draft, but also discussed how Prague Botanical Garden will use the outcomes of the project in practise.

Exhibition riddles

The exhibition for all senses in Czechia has ended. During the course of it, we advertised the event by a series of riddles on the Facebook page of Prague Botanical Garden. You can find them together in this post.

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Exhibition extended!

The exhibition for all senses Never Alone: The Secrets of Symbiosis has been extended until 4th November 2018!

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Video from the exhibition

You can see a 3-minute video from the exhibition for all senses on our Facebook page: