Geopark (+ Insect Meadow)
Have you ever touched a rock 600 million years old? You can do that in front of the Faculty of Science building, and you don’t even have to be a geologist. The Geopark, which features more than 40 rock exhibits, is open to everyone, regardless of their depth of knowledge about igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
These rocks rock! In concise and interactive form, you’ll learn which rocks comprise the local regions of Moravia and Silesia. Each specimen is remarkable and unique – in size, shape, or composition.
And if you notice the strange buzz all around the geopark during the warmer months, it’s coming from the blooming “meadow” in front of the faculty, created by the staff. More than 50 species of meadow flowers and other grasses and plants attract dozens of bumblebees, bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and other insect pollinators. A minute insect zoo in the middle of the city!
Underground water storage tanks will be installed in and around the Geopark during 2023. Therefore, the Insect Meadow will not be seeded this year and the park will have limited access.
Přírodovědecká fakulta UP, 17. listopadu 1192/12