October 20, 2015

Qur’anic Botanic Garden Hosts Training Program for Community College of Qatar Students

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The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) recently hosted a training program for more than 130 students from the Community College of Qatar (CCQ) as part of the organization’s aim to promote cultural awareness among university students.
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Held last week, the training included a number of interactive courses on ‘Plants and Islamic Heritage’, supporting QF on its mission to transfer knowledge to a society that interacts with the future and is aware of its Arab and Islamic heritage and culture.

The program included a number of theoretical lectures in addition to field trips and a visit to a laboratory.

Students who attended the course visited a greenhouse where they had the opportunity to take a closer look at the nature of the growth and cultivation of such plants in different geographical areas. A lecture was also given on the concept of conservation and its significance in Islam, with a brief explanation about some of the conservation tools used by QBG the garden when taking care of the plants.

The program also discussed the role a garden’s Seed Bank and Herbarium play in protecting a plant growing outside its natural habitat.

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