01 Jul 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

Venue: Geneva

There are various environmental and nature-themed activities this summer in Geneva. Find here a list of suggestions on exhibitions, workshops, shows, contests, outdoor activities and online resources.

Exhibitions, Shows and Workshops

Mobithèque

1-26 July | French
Parc La Grange & Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

The main theme “Monster” offers workshops, games, lectures, shows, concerts, musical quizzes, film conferences, sound installations and walks in the nature.

Prisons de plastique

2 July – 27 September | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

A report on the reality of the production of fruits and vegetables available during winter in the Spanish region of Almeria.

Les monstres du palais de cristal

2 July – 27 September | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

An entertaining installation, reminding us of the universal expositions, of the first museums, or of the great explorers, with creatures that play with the boundaries of nature.

Le voyage des oiseaux

6-10 July | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

A children’s show that has the particularity of proposing to the younger generation to become co-creators of the fable.

La termitière

7 July – 27 September | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

This six-meter tall installation is inspired by the natural cooling system of termite nests and creates a natural space cooler than our increasingly cementified cities.

Semaine de vie sauvage

11-16 July | French
La Libellule

Six days of nature walks and of nights under the stars, during which we will live almost exclusively out of natural resources.

Cuisine dans le potager

21, 23 and 28 July | French
La Libellule, Passeport Vacances de Pro Juventute

A children’s workshop on how to manage a vegetable garden, including harvesting and preparing some recipes.

Les arbres, éveilleurs de conscience

31 July | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

In the morning, a meditative hike in the park to learn more about the trees, discover their mysteries and our relations with them. In the afternoon, an discover “Art in Nature” of what trees reveal about our identity, our deep being and the soul of the world, as a source of inspiration for the ecological transition.

Centre de la Pointe à la Bise | Spécial yoga

10-14 August | French
Pro Natura Genève

A week of discovery of the  nature around the Centre de la Pointe à la Bise, complemented with a yoga workshop in a natural environment.

Centre Nature du Vallon de l'Allondon | Spécial yoga

17-21 August | French
Pro Natura Genève

A week of discovery of the  nature around the Centre Nature du Vallon de l’Allondon, complemented with a yoga workshop in a natural environment.

À la découverte des chauves-souris

28 August | French
La Libellule

Discover and admire bats.

Nourrir notre désir de prendre soin du vivant

29 August | French
Théâtre de l’Orangerie

A workshop at the heart of the Parc La Grange with exercises to develop our link to the Earth, to share our emotions and to create a new vision of the world.

Sculpture Garden

Until 30 September | English, French
Geneva Biennale

The Geneva Biennale’s Sculpture Garden will present 30 projects from artists in public spaces such as the Parc des Eaux-Vives, Parc La Grange, and Quai Gustave-Ador.

Botanica | Changement climatique et régne végétale

Until 18 October | French, German
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

The BOTANICA exposition introduces the new, exotic and invasive plants that, thanks to climate change, can spread massively and cause ecologic, economic and health-related issues.

Carl von Martius | Â la découverte de la biodiversité tropicale

Until 24 December | French
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

This exposition retraces the voyage of the Bavarian explorer and botanist Carl von Martius who, between 1817 and 1820, travelled to discover Brazil and became the first to describe the important biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest.

Alerte à la plage!

Until 17 January | French
Muséum d’histoire naturelle

Learn about the microscopic organisms and other parasites in Lake Geneva.

Contests

Humans Locked Down, NATURE UNLOCKED | Global photo contest

Until 15 September

Photography contest of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on flora and fauna in the time of COVID-19 in support of the restoration of ecosystems.

Plastic Waste Partnership Photo Contest

Until 30 September

Photography contest of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS) to promote outreach, education and awareness-raising on the global plastic waste crisis.

Outdoor Activities

Vélo-tour « Bike Yoga »

4 July | French
Pro Vélo Genève

Discover simple yoga exercises that complement daily cycling around the  waterside and parks.

Vélo-tour « Genève et la Suisse »

1 August | French
Pro Vélo Genève

Learn how Geneva became a Swiss canton with historian Cyrille Wohlschlag.

Birdwatching at Marais de Sionnet

| French

Marais de Sionnet is a nature reserve located in the Geneva Canton and an ideal location for birdwatching.

The Green Route

| French, German

The Green Route brings you from Schaffhausen to Geneva in 7 routes, letting you discover six regional natural parks on your bicycle. Route 7 brings you from Le Sentier to Geneva, it is 68.9 km long.

Nature, culture and biodiversity in the countryside of Geneva

| French

From Jussy to Anières, a 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.

Hike along the Rhône

| English, French

The hike from Geneva to La Plaine shows the natural beauty of the Rhône and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.

Hike in the Allondon Nature Reserve

| English, French

The hike starts in Malval and follows the entire course of the Allondon, a tributary of the Rhône and an important floodplain biotope.

Online Resources

Biodiversity in Geneva

| French

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

Bats and COVID-19

| French

Learn about bats and COVID-19 from the Muséum d’histoire naturelle.

InfoSpecies

| French, German

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

Science Guide App

| English, French, German

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

IUCN’s Nature for All Discovery Zone

| English, Spanish

Nature-based resources to connect people with nature.

Video Programmes

Genève Grandeur Nature

| French

Monthly program on Léman Blue on Wednesdays at 20:00.

Discover the natural spaces that surrounds the Geneva area.

Museum at home

| French

Learn about biodiversity in Geneva from scientists of the Muséum d’histoire naturelle with their series Muséum à la maison.

Le Marronier

| French

Cartoon series for children from the Muséum d’histoire naturelle and Terre&Nature about the animals that surround us.