University students and researchers
For university students, including those studying for their doctorate, we plan to prepare activities that complement and deepen the education they have already acquired during at university. Even at university, students can receive a large amount of partial information that is often only partially integrated. Using our past experience from scientific studies on biodiversity, we are able to convey this insight to students using examples that vividly illustrate how ecosystems function and the implications of biodiversity impoverishment. Even in professionally oriented events, this complete integration of information will continue.
Many of the activities at Mohelského Mill (e.g. thematic field excursions) will be centred on detailed observations of the biodiversity to be found around the Centre and on presentations focused on biodiversity at a wider scale. Participants on excursions and field exercises will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the unmatched local flora and fauna under the guidance of experienced instructors. As part of these activities, participants will capture and handle living organisms using non-invasive collection methods. We will also prepare two week-long workshops where students, working in groups, will learn both traditional and modern molecular techniques and learn how they are applied in conservation practice. An important part of these workshops will be interpretation of the results obtained. Students will have the opportunity during all activities to discuss their views and knowledge with experienced instructors made up of both Czech and foreign experts.