Alpine plants and their relationship to humans and animals

10:00 - 14:00 (Fr)
Address info
Rita Weibel

+41 79 743 34 27

What do we humans and animals have in common with plants?
Do plants have a memory? Can plants communicate with each other? Did you know that in the last decade more than 2000 new plants have been discovered every year and that more than 31,000 plant species are used by humans?

On a tour with the passionate excursion leader and graduate surveyor ETH Rita Weibel, you will immerse yourself in the connections between plants, people and animals on a plant hike. On the trail of famous plant researchers such as da Vinci, Goethe and Darwin, you will also learn in an entertaining and refreshing way many astonishing things from today's research, such as that the development of life on earth 400 million years ago was divided into two strands and that living beings had to choose one of these two paths, whereupon they developed into plants or animals.
Let yourself be inspired by the course instructor and look forward to a colourful bouquet of unexpected insights. Perhaps you will discover your favourite flower on the way!

Alpine plants and their relationship to humans and animals
Dates: on Fridays, 21 June | 26 July | 20 September 2019, further dates on request
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: 10:00 h in front of the Shopping Olympia opposite the mountain station Riederalp West
Guide: Rita Weibel, graduate surveyor ETH Zurich
Cost: free of charge, collection
Registration: until the day before at 18:00 h | Rita Weibel | | +41 79 743 34 27

Hiking route
Start at the Shopping Olympia opposite the Riederalp West mountain station. Hike to Riederfurka (either mountain trail via Reitu or directly), then on the high trail past the picturesque pond of Fleschu to the cable car Moosfluh. The path then leads us past the golf course and Alpine Museum back to the cable car station Riederalp West. Catering from the backpack.

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