Launch of the augmented reality exhibition on the theme of symbiosis at the Jardin des plantes in Montpellier.

Street science is an invitation to a geo-localized walk allowing to discover the symbiosis or the common and sustainable life between two organisms of different species as we have never seen it: in augmented reality!

The launch of this exhibition, presented by the University of Montpellier, will take place on Saturday 2 July at 10.30 am in the Jardin des plantes, where it will be accessible to all throughout the summer.

Born in 2018 thanks to the support of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD Sud-Est) and the South Region, the Street Science mobile application offers urban treasure hunts in augmented reality, to discover - and learn - in a playful way.

In 2022, Street Science is exported and invites young and old (from 8 years old) to an educational walk on the theme of symbiosis. The ten or so 3D models installed in the Jardin des Plantes in Montpellier reveal the diversity of symbioses between organisms of different species.

This tour, which addresses all aspects of symbiosis in a playful manner, was created for the 10th Congress of the International Symbiosis Society and was made possible thanks to the financial participation of IDEXLYON and INSA Lyon. All of the proposed content was written with researchers from the University of Lyon, the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, the Station Biologique de Roscoff and the University of Melbourne.

The application - and all its walks! - is free, and available on download platforms. And for those who will not have the opportunity to visit Montpellier and its Jardin des Plantes, a special category of walks, entitled "Play everywhere", allows you to download everything you need to set up your own educational trail games, in the garden, at home, or in the schoolyard.

  • Practical information :

    • Launch: Saturday 2 July at 10.30 am at the Orangery of the Jardin des plantes
    • Free admission during the opening days and hours of the Jardin des plantes
    • Closing date: 22 October 2022