The project “Familiar strangers” was presented in ZNU: scan QR codes of campus trees to know more about these plants
On February 5, celebrations on the occasion of the completion of the project “Familiar Strangers” took place on the Faculty of Biology of ZNU. It should be remembered that on the territory of the campus of Zaporizhzhia National University, there are signs with unique QR codes on the trees and bushes. Now, using the capabilities of smartphones, everyone will be able to get all the necessary information about these plants in Ukrainian and English.
The creative team of the “Familiar strangers” initiative under the leadership of its coordinator the head of the project activities department, associate professor of the department of landscape gardening and genetics Olena Boika presented the project. The event was attended by vice-rector for scientific work Hennadii Vasylchuk and vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work Yurii Kahanov, professors and students of the Faculty of Biology under the leadership of dean Liudmyly Omelianchyk, representatives of PJSC "Zaporizhstal", media and residents.
We also remind you that last summer ZNU received a grant in the framework of the social project "We are the city" from PJSC "Zaporizhstal", (№ 117 in the list of competitive works). Since then, the project team has done a tremendous amount of work; they have created copyright texts with bilingual information, developed design information plates and installed 48 ready-made plates near plants.
Therefore, the presentation has become an important event not only for the Faculty of Biology, but also for the entire university as a whole.
At the beginning of the event, Olena Boika noted that the project, for all its implementation, received the full support of the university administration under the leadership of the ZNU rector Mykola Frolov. From the administration of the university celebration was visited by the vice-rector for scientific Hennadii Vasylchuk and vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work Yurii Kahanov.
Hennadii Vasylchuk mentioned that these signs will be able to become a guide to new knowledge not only for university students, but also for citizens. Plates with QR-codes allow you to get new knowledge about the world around and practice in English. Therefore, we can say that the implementation of this project is important not only for the university, but also for the entire city.
In turn, Yurii Kahanov thanked Olena Boiko, coordinator of the project "Familiar Strangers", for the efforts made to implement it. He stressed that recently the number of successfully completed grant applications has increased in ZNU, which attracted the attention of grantors in various programs.
Head of the environmental protection laboratory of PJSC "Zaporizhstal" Inna Kholina thanked the project team for an interesting idea and for its successful implementation. She noted that the establishment of plates with information about plants is of great environmental and educational importance. In addition, in her opinion, this project will contribute to the development of the tourism industry in Zaporizhzhia.
She also thanked Olena Boiko on behalf of PJSC Zaporozhstal and invited representatives of the university to participate in the next contest “We are the city”.
Dean of the Faculty of Biology Liudmyla Omelianchyk stressed the importance of the project for the university. She expressed the hope that soon the initiative of representatives of the department of landscape gardening and genetics on the establishment of plates with information about plants will be distributed in urban parks.