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FOREST PRODUCTIVITY

On April 11th, 2019 , an exercises “Forest Productivity” for students of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Agriculture UWM conducted by MSc. Eng. Sławomir Piętka were held in the forest area of the Research Station  in Mikołajki. About 80 students made a basic dendrological measurements using traditional “manual” tools and modern electronic-optical equipment. Czytaj dalej

ARBORETUM MIKOŁAJKI

On March 25th, 2019, the Nencki Institute received from the General Director of Environmental Protection, a decision allowing the creation and maintenance of the Arboretum – a forestry Botanical Garden at the Research Station in Mikołajki. The Arboretum will be located in the forest surrounding the Station’s buildings, the banks of the lake, and in the area of the technical buildings of the Station (16 ha in total). The collections will be established in the forest area, covering a total of 10.67 ha, and will be composed of various species of shrubs and trees. The collection of clones, lindens, oaks, birches, yews, as well as plant collections from northern and eastern China, the Caucasus, and North America is planned. The vicinity of the lake will allow the presentation of a collection of coastal plants. The restitution of endangered species will also be conducted later in the Arboretum. The Arboretum in Mikołajki, as the second such unit in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, will be maintained as a botanical garden of a natural character, that will highlight the local natural values of the nearby Piska Forest. Czytaj dalej

GREETINGS FROM YUCATAN

On March 27th, 2019, at the Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki, we hosted Mrs. Barbara Dębowska – a biology and geography teacher at schools in Woźnice and Baranowo, and a great fun of long-distance travels who shared with the listeners the impressions from the trip to the land of the Maya, the exotic Yucatan peninsula. Czytaj dalej

5th NATURE PICNIC IN SCHOOL

On March 15th, 2019, the Nature Picnic took place at the School in Mikołajki. The Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki is a co-organizer of this picnic for several years. During the four hours we were visited by several hundred students from primary and secondary schools in our region. Czytaj dalej

EDUCATIONAL PLANS FOR 2019

On February 13th, 2019, , a meeting with the Director and employees of the Mazurian Landscape Park took placeat the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki. We prepared a calendar of joint educational and popularizing events for 2019. These will be for example: Nature Picnic at the School in Mikołajki, open nature workshops “Eology of the Spring”, art competition, Stork Day in Krutynia, Science Festival 2019, ecological workshops, photo exhibition, etc. Czytaj dalej

A REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF ENVORONMENTAL PROTECTION VISIT

On February 11th, 2019, at the Research Station of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Mikołajki, we hosted Ms Maja Jakubiuk and Mr Jarosław Chmielewski from the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Olsztyn. The purpose of their visit was to get informations about the forest area of the Station as well as its laboratory facilities and educational base from the perspective of the project of establishing a botanical garden under the name “Arboretum in Mikołajki”. The conclusions from the inspection were very positive. Czytaj dalej

MIND TRAPS

On February 8th, 2019, there was a meeting with Rafał Czajkowski PhD – the head of the Laboratory of Spatial Memory at the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, who talked amazingly and colorfully about the mechanisms of perceiving the world around us, illusions, templates, distortions or traps set by our brain. Over 40 people took part in the meeting. Czytaj dalej

DENDROLOGICAL WINTER MEASUREMENTS OF OUR FOREST

26 and 27 January 2019, M.Sc. Eng. Sławomir Piętka from the Department of Forestry and Ecology of the University of Warmia and Mazury made series of dendrological measurements for inventorying and describing the entire stand of the Station. Soon, under his leadership, there will also be students of the Faculty of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences at UWM gathering materials for their engineering works on the ecology of the Daphne mezereum protected species whose place of natural occurance have been identified in our area. Czytaj dalej

NATURE TRAVELS – CHINA

On January 16th, 2019, at the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki, the first meeting of the “Nature Travels” series took place this year, where Anna Zaborowska and Grzegorz Górecki shared their impressions from trip to the Chinese province of Yunnan. Czytaj dalej

CHRISTMAS MEETING

On December 14th, 2018, a traditional Christmas meeting of employees of the Research Station in Mikołajki took place with representatives of the Nencki Institute Directorate: dr Anna Jachner-Miśkiewicz – Deputy Administrative Director, dr hab. Hanna Fabczak – Plenipotentiary of the Director for the Research Station in Mikołajki and Marek Mańkowski – Head of the Institute’s Technical Department. Czytaj dalej