Ecological transition, the UM commits to biodiversity!

As part of its commitment to the ecological transition, the UM is launching a range of initiatives, including naturalistic naturalist discovery workshops on campus for staff, led by university teachers and lecturers. On the menu: sampling, observation with a magnifying glass and species identification using guides and determination keys.

The first workshop was held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 on the Triolet campus. Thomas Silberfeld, associate professor at the University of Montpellier and AMAP researcher, organized a botanical tour of the campus for a dozen participants. From the discovery of original species such as the "donkey cucumber" or the "Judas tree", to the enhancement of ordinary biodiversity, this first workshop was a success and a real moment of conviviality and awareness of nature.

The naturalist workshops dedicated to insects, led by UM teacher-researcher Benoit Nabholz, were also a great success, with over twenty participants. Whether indoors, around the UM's educational collections, or outdoors on campus, they were an opportunity to observe insects in their natural environment. Once again, between discovering the world of insects and raising general awareness of the environment, these workshops were a real success and an enriching experience for all.

For the last botanical workshop of this session, the cold weather didn't get the better of the nature lovers who gathered at Triolet to discover the mushrooms and flora that populate the campus in autumn.

Further workshops will be scheduled in the spring. You can stay informed via the UM Agenda.

For your information, the Schéma Directeur de la Transition Ecologique de l'Université de Montpellier.