Geopark (+ Insect Meadows)

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 “meadows” that are being created near the Faculty of Science as part of the Sustainable University project. More than 50 species of meadow flowers and other grasses and plants attract dozens of bumblebees, bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and other insect pollinators. Minute insect zoos in the middle of the city!

In 2024 the access to the geopark will be limited due to construction of new underground water retention tanks in the area. New insect meadows will be planted around the adjacent dormitory buildings J. L. Fischera and Generála Svobody.

Přírodovědecká fakulta UP, 17. listopadu 1192/12

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