flora@austria.eu: Native and non-native plant species around the school campus

Associated persons Anna Kovarovics, Michael Fercher
Clients Institute for Instructional and School Development (IUS)
Regions Austria
Year 2016

The native Flora of Austria consists of a vast number of plant species originating from distinct parts of our world. Through human settlement numerous species (so-called archaeophytes)-primarily originating from Asia Minor- were added to this existing portfolio of native species (autochthonous). In the early modern area further species followed, mainly coming from Asia and America (Neophytes). Finally, there has been a group of plant species that was primarily native to Austria and managed it to populate different parts of the planet. E.C.O. is commissioned to create a collection of appealing teaching materials and spreadsheets for pupils targeting the floral composition of their immediate surroundings by incorporating innovative technical and didactical methodologies.