• Near East College Students studied Endemic Plants, Insect and Reptile Samples at Cyprus Herbarium and Natural History Museum


    Near East College 9th-Year GCE Biology Group students visited Cyprus Herbarium and Natural History Museum in order to observe the diversity of plants and living species in Northern Cyprus.

    According to the information provided by Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations, the students had the opportunity to observe 11 thousand different plant specimens, fungus species, insect species, various reptile species, marine species, and Cyprus geology-related materials within the Cyprus Herbarium and Natural History Museum.

    Students obtaining detailed information regarding the Caretta caretta turtle species laying eggs on the coast of our country, also informed about the protection of these species by Cyprus Herbarium and Natural History Museum Director Prof. Dr. Salih Gücel, and Head of Landscape Architecture Department and lecturer of Near East University Faculty of Architecture, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Özden Fuller gave information about plant species and living specimens.

    They examined how living species and plants are protected in herbarium with live specimens…
    Researcher Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Özden Fuller showed the students the insects, reptiles, vertebrates and invertebrates of our country and informed the students about the filling and exhibiting of the wild animals. Later, the Director of the Cyprus Herbarium and Natural History Museum, Prof. Dr. Salih Gücel, gave information about the plant samples collected from the Beşparmak Mountains region of Northern Cyprus.

    Prof. Dr. Gücel explained the drying and storage stages of plants in the herbarium and the evolution of living things from the beginning of life to the present day. In the scope of the visit, the students reinforced their awareness of nature as well as their scientific knowledge they have so far learned in biology class.

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