Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" is the main centre of forest science in Latvia and leader of scientific ideas in forestry and the related research and development in the country.

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111 Rigas str.
LV-2169 Latvia
Phone: +371 6 7942555
Fax: +371 6 7901359

600 participants attended Forest science afternoon

On September 25 Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" hosted the annual Forest science afternoon

The goal of the activity was to raise the awareness of the larger public, especially young people, about science as well as to familiarize them with the scientist’s profession; to bring researchers closer to the Latvian society and to raise the interest of young people about research.

Visitors had opportunity to:

  • attend an exhibition "Plants in the forest" (painter Aivis Pīzelis and photographer Ilze Pauliņa)
  • attend the exposition "Mushrooms in agricultural lands"
  • go to guided tour to LSFRI Silava Climate laboratory
  • participate creative workshops
  • take part to quiz about what LSFRI Silava scientists are researching
  • participate in live demonstrations: (1) Forest answer to people questions, (2) Forest gifts for health, (3) International bioeconomic research, (4) Circulation of substances in the forestry cycle, (5) Forest in different viewpoints, (6) Citizens participation in wildlife management, and (7) Demonstration of greenhouse gas emission measurements from peat soil. 

We thank the visitors of the event to their interest and involvement in the activities!


Published 01/10/2020 17:08:00


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