Festival dedicated to
G. J. Mendel

Mendel is.. .

a beekeeper

19–21 / 7 / 2019 Brno

Gregor J. Mendel

Teacher – He became a teacher at a state grammar school in Brno at the age of 32 and he worked there until 1868.
Scientist – Based on research in plant hybridization he managed to identify and formulate basic principles of heredity which was ahead of its time.
Abbot – March 30, 1868, he was elected abbot of the monastery of Old Brno.
Beekeeper – Mendel was a reputable expert and beekeeper. In 1871 he became the first deputy mayor of the Moravian Beekeeping Association.
Farmer – In 1870 he was elected a member of the committee Moravian-Silezian Society for improvement of plowing. Because of his knowledge he had success in breeding fruit trees.
Meteorologist – Mendel was very interested in meteorology, especially in extraordinary phenomena. He was the first person to scientifically describe the occurrence of tornadoes.
Meteorolog Génius Zemědělec Včelař Opat Učitel

Gregor J. Mendel was naturalist, founder of genetics and discoverer of the fundamental laws of haredity.
He worked as a priest and later abbot of the Augustinian monastery in Brno.

About Festival

Let’s celebrate together the birth of Gregor Johann Mendel – the world-renowned genius who laid the foundation for genetics and without whom today the pea would be a mere legume. This free festival for the whole family will entertain and spread awareness about his personality and work. Mendel acted as a Renaissance man, and so we can devote each year of the festival to a different scientific field he developed in Brno. This year’s performances, projections, games, workshops, lectures, experiments, tastings, and everything else will revolve around Mendel’s lifelong hobby and subject of scientific research – beekeeping. Don’t miss the unique Brno festival Mendel Is… a Beekeeper.

Expert part

Entertaining part

Spiritual part

Programme

Friday 19/07/2019

Mendlovo náměstí (Mendel Square)

Mendlovo nám. 1, Brno

13.00 – 18.00 FabLab Experience – Have a look at the first digital workshop and try it

Mendelovo muzeum a expozice (Mendel Museum and Exhibition)

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

Guided tours

14.00 History and tour of the Mendel Apiary – doc. RNDr. Vladimír Ptáček, CSc.
15.00 Guided tour for children – How Mendel Counted the Peas
15.00 The Garden and the Mendel Apiary
15.30 Exhibition of Mendel Museum – The Story of a Humble Genius
16.00 Guided tour for children – How Mendel Counted the Peas
16.00 The Garden and the Mendel Apiary – tour in English
16.30 Exhibition of Mendel Museum – The Story of a Humble Genius
17.00 The Garden and the Mendel Apiary

Reservation required for all guided tours at info@mendelmuseum.muni.cz, phone 549 496 669, maximum number of visitors in one group is 25

Professional lectures by Mendel Bee Research Association

16.00 Ing. Jiří Zigal –What Does Apitherapy Have in Common with Aromatherapy?
16.30 Ing. Květoslav Čermák, CSc. – The Genetics of Bees and Insemination of the Mothers
17.00 Ing. Karel Jiruš – On Bees and Beekeeping
17.30 doc. RNDr. ThLic. Karel Sládek, Ph.D. – Importance of the Bees for Landscape + Sustainable Essence of Nature – What the Bees Tell us
18.00 doc. RNDr. Vladimír Ptáček, CSc. – Breeding of Bumblebees in the Laboratory, Including Pictures of All Species)

Sál muzea Starobrněnského opatství

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

19.00

Concert of JAMU artists – Janáčkovo mládí (Janacek’s Youth)

Jacques Ibert: Three Short Pieces (Allegro, Andante, Allegro schrezando)
Darius Milhaud: The Chimney of King Rene
Leoš Janáček: The woodwind sextet “Youth” (Allegro, Andante sostenute, Vivace, Allegro animate)

Permormed by Janaček ensemble:
Václav Kunt – flute, Jurij Likin – oboe, Milan Polák – clarinet, Karel Hofmann – French horn, Roman Novozámský – bassoon, Vít Spilka – clarinet, bass clarinet

Saturday 20/07/2019

Mendelovo muzeum a expozice (Mendel Museum and Exhibition)

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

all day Bees and Flowers – video screening

The Garden of the Augustinian Abbey

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

from 10.00 FabLab Experience – Have a look at the first digital workshop and try it
from 10.00 Art workshop for children
from 10.00 Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology – Včelí produkty pod mikroskopem (Bee Products under a Microscope)
from 10.00 VIDA! Science Centre – mobile exhibits
from 10.00 Jiří Mahen Library – books on apiculture
from 11.00 Mendel Bee Research Association, Working Society of Beekeepers Using Vertical Hives and Modern Beekeeper magazine – Honey tasting, bumblebee hive, wax products, casting experience, apitherapy and aromatherapy, propolis drops production, publications on beekeeping, offer and presentation of beekeeping courses and entertaining activities for children up to 6 years.
from 11.00 Lipka – activities on ecology, insect and beekeeping, not only for children
from 11.00 Pevnost poznání (Exploratorium) – Exploring the beautiful and minuscule world of fresh water thanks to a mere tiny drop of water
from 11.00 Bioskop – Discover the Fascinating World of Science! – The Mysterious Cells around us and Much More
from 11.00 Včelaříme (We Do Beekeeping) – ecological beekeeping with a slogan “Beekeeping that respects bees”

Mendel Refectory

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

11.00 – 13.00 The Malasek Beekeepers – for children – programme Včelí bzučení (Bees’ buzzing) and guided tour for parents – Children will learn about many bee secrets, about feeding baby bees, and bee “careers” from the cleaner to the forager. They will also discover the secret of propolis and creation and “production” of beeswax.

Reservation required for all programs at info@mendelmuseum.muni.cz, phone 549 496 669

Main stage

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

13.00 Opening of the festival
13.10 Theatre Koráb – Princezna na hrášku (Princess and the Pea)
14.00 VIDA! Science Centre
14.30 Pevnost poznání (Exploratorium)
15.00 Údif – Vší (a včelí) silou (With all – and Bee’s – Strength)
15.30 VIDA! Science Centre
16.00 Pevnost poznání (Exploratorium)
16.30 ÚDiF – Fyzika doby Mendelovy
17.00 Break
18.30 Concert: The Newmour Experience
20.30 Salutatorian speeches of honoured guests
21.00 Bastl Instruments + light show

Mendelův včelín (Mendel Apiary)

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno
Meeting point at Lipka stand (workshops for children)
Meeting point at Mendel Bee Research Association stand (workshops for adults)

14.00 Lipka workshop for children from 5 to 8 years – Visit to a beehive, program on bee life, their development, their enemies and crafts.
15.00 Workshop for adults – Mendel Bee Research Association – Introduction to Beekeeping at Mendel Apiary. The program on beekeeping is led by Ing. Karel Skřivánek and doc. RNDr. Vladimír Ptáček, CSc.
16.00 Workshop for children from 8 to 12 years – Fellowship of Translucent Wings
Let’s set off for the world of bees and ants! You will discover the secrets of their perfect organization and division of labor.
17.00 Workshop for adults – Mendel Bee Research Association – Introduction to Beekeeping at Mendel Apiary The program on beekeeping is led by Ing. Karel Skřivánek and doc. RNDr. Vladimír Ptáček, CSc.

Reservation required for all guided tours at info@mendelmuseum.muni.cz, phone 549 496 669, maximum number of visitors in one group is 15

Sunday 21/07/2019

Mendel Museum and Exhibition

Mendlovo nám. 1, Brno

10.00 Guided tour of Mendel Museum
11.00 Guided tour of Mendel Museum

Mendel Apiary and the Garden of the Abbey)

Mendlovo nám. 1a, Brno

10.15 Guided tour
11.15 Guided tour

The Library of the Augustinian Abbeyí

Mendlovo nám. 1, Brno

11.30 Guided tour
12.00 Guided tour

Reservation required for all programs at info@mendelmuseum.muni.cz, phone 549 496 669 , maximum number of visitors in one group is 25

The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady

Mendlovo nám. 1, Brno

11.00 Church service with concert
18.00 Dominika Ťuková – harfa; Zdeněk Svozil – housle
18.30 Vokální soubor DNA – Dej Nám Akord
19.00 Petr Kolář – varhanní koncert; Lenka Cafourková-Ďuricová – soprán

PROGRAM OUTSIDE THE MENDEL MUSEUM

Thursday 18/07/2019

Jiří Mahen Library

Kobližná 4, Brno

10.00 – 18.00 Art workshop for children, entertainment games

Friday 19/07/2019

Brno Observatory and Planetarium

Kraví hora 2, Brno

16.00 – 20.00 Fun zone for children, scientific trail, accompanying program
16.00 Život stromů 2D (Life of Trees 2D)
17.00 Observing the Sun
17.15 Relaxation under the stars
18.00 Buňka! (The Cell!) Buňka! (The Cell!) Buňka! (The Cell!) 2D
20.00 Vzhůru na měsíc 3D (Up to the Moon 3D)

ZOO Brno

U Zoologické zahrady 46, Brno

15.00 Guided tour of apiary, art workshop for children

Meeting point for the guided tour at the upper turnable of the zoo train

Avion Shopping Park

Skandinávská 2, Brno

10.00 Scientific workshops for children, face painting, art workshop

Znojmo Town

Premyslovců 4, Znojmo

In the afternoon Program for children

Bioskop – Scientific Education Centre of Masaryk University)

Kamenice 5/A7, Brno

16.00 –18.00 Opening of the laboratory to the kids and adults – the fascinating world of science! Have first-hand experience of working in a lab

Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

Gen. Píky 1, Brno

17.00 Guided tour of the arboretum and the garden, program for children

Reservation required for the guided tour at mendelfestival@gmail.com

Botanical Garden of Masaryk University

Kotlářská 2, Brno

9.30 relaxation zone, program for children
10.00 Komentovaná prohlídka skleníku, program pro děti
11.00 Guided tours of the garden all day

Reservation required for the guided tour at mendelfestival@gmail.com

VIDA! Science Centre

Křížkovského 12, Brno

10.30 Science Show Detonator

Reservation required for the science show at mendelfestival@gmail.com

Vražné Village

Hynčice 69, Vražné

10.00 and 16.00 Guided tours of the birthplace of G. J. Mendel, art workshop for children

Reservation required for the guided tour at mendelfestival@gmail.com

Technické muzeum v Brně (Technical Museum Brno)

Purkyňova 105, Brno

15.00 and 15.30 Free guided tour, exposure of optics, games and activities for children
16.00 and 16.30 Free guided tour, exposure of optics, games and activities for children
17.00 and 17.30 Free guided tour, exposure of optics, games and activities for children

Reservation required for the guided tour at mendelfestival@gmail.com

Saturday 20/07/2019

Vražné Village

Hřiště, Vražné (Playing field, Vražné)

15.00 – 24.00 Games, contests, concert of Kabát revival group and fireworks

Partners

The event will take place under the auspices of the Mayor of the City of Brno JUDr. Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the Brno-střed district Ing. arch. Vojtěch Mencl, Masaryk University, Mendel University in Brno, the Brno Diocese, and the Order of Saint Augustine in Rome.

The event will take place with financial support from the Brno-střed district. The City of Brno financially supports TIC BRNO, a public-benefit corporation.

The event is co-financed from the budget of the cross-border project “Mendel je..” under registration number KPF 02-087.

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