15 Dec 2022 – 28 Feb 2023

Venue: Geneva

From self-guided educational outdoor activities to creative online workshops, learn more about the environment, encounter local wildlife and explore nature trails for a "green" winter in Geneva.

Exhibitions

Le Jeu de l’évolution

Until 22 December | Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève

Genève Centre International de botanique

Until 23 December | Bibliothèque des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève

Tout contre la terre

Until 25 June 2023 | Muséum d’histoire naturelle

L'oiseau bleu

Until December 2024 | Palais des Nations, Genève

Conferences, Courses and Guided Excursions

Winter Solstice Sound Reverie

21 December, 18:00 CET | MEG

Thematic tour "Thinking about sustainability with the MEG collections"

22, 29 January & 12 February 2023, 14:30 CET | MEG

Les palmiers qui nous protègent

31 January, 12:30 CET | Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

Basketry Workshop 1 : Gather and Observe

4 February, 10:30 & 13:30 CET | MEG

Outdoor Activities

Randonnées pédestres au Salève

Until 22 January 2023, Every Sunday | Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève

Heritage Trees

Parks in Geneva

There are more than 40,000 trees in Geneva. The educational app of Parcs Genève invites the public to discover around 300 trees on self-guided walks. These trees have particular characteristics that make them essential to the city’s tree heritage.

Games with Trees

Parks in Geneva

Played in a park, this year-round game involves discovering a tree while wearing a blindfold and learning how to tell one tree from another. This activity is part of the “Vivre nos arbes” project promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Nature in the City

Onex

This walking route is composed of 12 terminals, divided between the City, the Parc des Evaux and the southern hillside of the municipality of Onex. With a length of 6km, it allows you to discover different aspects of biodiversity in the city and its green spaces.

Cedar Trees

Genève-Plage to Bout-du-Monde

This walking circuit allows the public to discover a cityscape scattered with cedar trees. There are 3,800 of these trees in Geneva, representing a precious botanical heritage that the city makes an effort to protect.

Urban Forest and Local Widlife

Bois-de-la-Bâtie

An urban forest unique in Geneva, the Bois-de-la-Bâtie is home to a wildlife park offering the public the chance to see native wildlife species. The park contributes to the conservation of heritage species and also uses a forest management approach promoting the natural regeneration of the oak trees.

Birdwatching

Marais de Sionnet Nature Reserve

An ideal location for birdwatching in the canton of Geneva.

Biodiversity Trail

Moulin de Vert Nature Reserve

Located in Cartigny, this nature reserve is rich in biodiversity.

Cycle the Rhône

Teppes of Verbois

This area is ideally located along the Rhône, a real vegetal artery and a vital lead for the migratory water birds. This complex of exceptional natural circles on the scale of Geneva and Switzerland is recognized to have national and international importance.

Hike the Rhône

Geneva to La Plaine

Hike from Geneva to La Plaine and see the natural beauty of the Rhône and the Moulin-de-Vert Nature Reserve, as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.

Nature Walks

Jussy to Anières

This walking route takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in the Canton of Geneva. Along the way, discover vineyards, mountain views, the lake and, of course, biodiversity with a variety of bird species.

Run Evasion Rhône

11 March Run Evasion Rhône by Raiffeisen

For Families

Brico-recyclage de Noël

17 December | WWF Geneva Panda Club

Loup y es-tu?

1 February| WWF Geneva Panda Club

Forêt enchantée

8 February| WWF Geneva Panda Club

Oiseaux hivernants

11 February| WWF Geneva Panda Club

Animali

11 January – 12 February, 9:00-12:00 CET | La julienne, Maison des arts et de la culture, Plan-les-Ouates

Online Workshops

Tree Artworks

Ville de Genève

Rub tree trunks and create works of art. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Holiday Decorations

Ville de Genève

Create your own natural holiday decorations using twigs, evergreens and pine cones. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Fragrant Scents

Ville de Genève

Discover unexpected fragrances and woody scents with this sensory activity, part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Herbarium

Ville de Genève

Collect pine cones, twigs and evergreens to create your own herbarium. This activity is part of the “Vive nos arbes” project aimed promoting the heritage of Geneva’s trees.

Cinema and Theater

Our Planet

WWF

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, watch the award-winning docuseries Our Planet that WWF and Netflix has made available for free on YouTube.

WWF Wild Classroom

WWF

Bring conservation and science to life with these videos from WWF experts sharing their stories and experiences working to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.

Genève Grandeur Nature

Léman Bleu

Monthly program about nature in Geneva.

Le Marronier

Muséum d’histoire naturelle and Terre&Nature

Cartoon series for children  about the animals that surround us.

Museum at Home

Musèum d’histoire naturelle

Learn about biodiversity in Geneva from scientists of the Muséum d’histoire naturelle.

Wednesdays for the Planet

Film screening and expert discussions by the Geneva Environment Network

Le Marronier

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle and Terre&Nature

Ciné Environment House | Chaos in the climate of the Sundarbans

Short film demonstrating some early findings of the study mapping the degradation of the Sundarbans ecosystems in the last three decades.

Genève Grandeur NATURE

In partnership with Léman Bleu, a series of films produced by Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève

GO solutions durables

l’Organisation Météorologique Mondiale

Online Resources

Interactive Nature Map

Canton of Geneva

Discover the protected, natural and observation areas of the canton with an interactive map, suggesting various hiking, walking and cycling routes adapted to every age.

Geneva's Biodiversity

Patrimoine Vert Genève

Learn more about the different species of flora and fauna in Geneva.

InfoSpecies

InfoSpecies

Learn about the different species of flora and fauna in Switzerland.

Science Guide

Science Academy of Sciences

Mobile app to learn about science, biodiversity and nature activities in Switzerland.

Nature for All Discovery Zone

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.