Those interested in studying at the CULS had the opportunity to visit the Faculty premises, obtain information regarding the study programmes and to chat with the current students. The Open Days series at the CULS took place in January 2018, and single-day Open Days were held in March and November.
Gaudeamus Prague, Nitra, and Brno
The Faculty participated in the Central European Education and Lifelong Learning Fairs Gaudeamus both, in the Czech Republic as well as in Slovakia.
Prague University Fair
The presentation of faculties took place at the 3rd the Prague Public Higher Education Fair, which was held at CTU.
“Kam na vysokú” (“Which Uni to Choose?u”) – Trnava, Žilina, Trenčín
We sent our student delegates to the Slovak fair of post-A-levels education which was organised in five towns. Despite the fact that the fair has regularly had positive responses each year, the number of students enrolled into the studies at our Faculty still remains low.
“Kam na vysokú” (“Which Uni to Choose?”) – Banská Bystrica, Prešov, Košice
The second part of the series „Which Uni to Choose?“. This second part was significantly better than the first in terms of the applicants' interest in the faculty. As part of the exhibition, we organized a lecture for applicants every day about studying at FFWS. Our stand was also visited by students of the forestry school in Prešov. All educational consultants who visited the exhibition received an FFWS brochure as part of a joint material prepared by the event organizers.
Silva Regina Brno
From 8 to 12 April 2018, the International Fair of Agricultural Technology TECHAGRO, the International Forestry and Hunting Fair SILVA REGINA and the Fair of Renewable Energy Sources in Agriculture and Forestry BIOMASS took place at the Brno Exhibition Center. All fairs were attended by 724 companies from 37 countries on an area of ??87,000 square meters, the Brno Exhibition Center was completely sold out. Over the course of five days, the Brno Exhibition Center was visited by more than 110,000 visitors. The motto of the SILVA REGINA fair was “forest protection by management”, this topic was reflected both in exhibitions and in the accompanying program. At the SILVA REGINA trade fair, a new trade fair stand of the faculty was presented for the first time. The stand promoted the entire university, and the stand's exposition was adapted to this, where all 6 faculties and the institute were promoted. Our faculty has also prepared an exhibition on 100 years of forestry and hunting in Czechoslovakia and an exhibition of historical maps from the National Agricultural Museum. On behalf of our faculty, Dr. Ježek attended a panel discussion on African swine fever as part of the accompanying program of the fair.
Earth Day in Kolín
On Wednesday, April 18, the 11th Environment Exhibition on the was officially opened at the Municipal Social House in Kolín. This year's theme was "Protect Nature". Our faculty participated in the exhibition for the fourth time. At our exhibition stand, the participants of the exhibition got to know the traces of game, types of fodder for wild game and wood samples of our trees and shrubs. At the same time, a competition was held at our stand to guess the weight of deer drop.
New to our stand were interactive games (insect, mammal and bird sighting) on touch monitors. We also presented fields videos, a video from a summer school in South Africa and videos of student associations at FFWS. The exhibition was supplemented by preparations of mammals and birds, a bear's skull, some objects of hunting traditions, a GPS collar for telemetric game tracking, a demonstration of hunting scripts and demonstrations of exotic insects (scarecrows, cockroaches). Our exposition placed in a modern wooden stand aroused great interest from the lay and professional public. Horn blowers were also part of the FFWS promotion. We also focused on forest pedagogy.
Young People in European Forests – YPEF
The regional round of knowledge competition YPEF for Prague and Central Bohemian Region was run at the FFWS. The competition was run in two categories – junior and senior students. The winner teams qualified for the national round that has been organised by the Faculty for a number of years. The 8th annual national finals of this competition were held at the castle and Faculty Arboretum in Kostelec nad Černými lesy in June. Following the local and regional rounds 12 three- -member teams fought their way through into the finals. Following a big fight, the absolute winner prize was awarded to the team of the Gymnasium Chotěboř. The same team represented the Czech Republic at the international finals in Latvia in September.
Summer week workshop for secondary school students. Students could try out how teaching takes place in college. They gave lectures on entomology, hunting, woodworking, botany, dendrology and forestry. Each lecture was followed by a practical exercise.
Summer Children's University
For the second year of the weekly event for children, the faculty organized a program with the theme “Forest and Game Management”. Children had the opportunity to get acquainted with the environment of the forest and with the attractions in the areas of forestry and game management in entertaining and interactive ways.
From 7 June to 9 June, the Science Exhibition was held at the PVA EXPO Prague Exhibition Center in Letňany. There were improvised laboratories or special exhibits at the fair. Visitors could try a lot of experiments in various scientific fields. The stand promoted the entire Czech University of Life Sciences, where individual faculties were presented. The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences had a demonstration of live cockroaches at the stand, a license plate from the tracks and binolup with a demonstration of lichen-eaters (Ips typographus and Pityogenes chalcographus).
Meeting of graduates of the 60th year
After an agreement with Mr. Zich, a meeting of graduates of the 60th year, then the Faculty of Forestry in Dejvická, was arranged. A meeting room at FLD with a small snack was prepared for the graduates, and a tour of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology was also prepared for them. The graduates looked into the wood pavilion (joinery, laser, collection, laboratories, etc.). They were accompanied by Professor Roček. The graduates showed great joy and enthusiasm for this event and planned to repeat this meeting in the future.
The Faculty participated in the 45th annual Agricultural Exhibition, the renowned Bread Basket with the subtitle: 100 YEARS OF CZECH AGRICULTURE. The trade fair stand promoted the entire Czech University of Life Sciences, and the entire exhibition stand was adapted to this, where individual faculties, including the institute, were promoted. Our faculty had wooden samples from the Department of Wood and Biomaterials Processing at the stand. Wildlife sights were prepared for children and adults.
The Faculty again participated in the Science Fair held as usual at Vítězné Square in Prague-Dejvice. In an entertaining interactive way the Faculty provided children and also the other visitors to the Fair with information from the areas of forestry and game management.
Forestry & Hunting Festival at the Křivoklát Castle
The 4th year of the St. Eustace Festival took place at the Křivoklát Castle again with the Faculty buglers present and the Faculty stand with the forestry & hunting exhibits on display.
The Ask Us event was intended for first-year FFSC students. Students of older years helped the first years with orientation around the FFSC building and the CULS campus.
Week of science and technology
An event intended for the general public. FFSC had a program on the subject: Science in Game management and Exploring the Forest Scientifically.
The FFWS Christmas concert
The pre-Christmas season was marked by the FFWS Christmas Concert again; the programme was hosted by the Faculty staff and students. The invited guests enjoyed the tones of organ music, choir compositions, and the trumpet sounds. A handover of a painting purchased from the DUHA Association whose motif was used in the Faculty issued New Year Cards under the project New Year Cards that Help has become a tradition of the season as well.