Ibsar in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Olayan School of Business offers a platform for our students, under the supervision of their course professors, to participate in the International Biodiversity Day At AUB (IBDAA).
IBDAA, a yearly poster forum, offers AUB students an opportunity to present and share their class projects; thus highlighting the innovative, creative, and pioneering role of the AUB community in addressing nature conservation and sustainability and raising awareness of biodiversity issues.
In this way, IBDAA is committed to expanding its work beyond the laboratory and classroom into the neighborhood and the country at large.
Students from different disciplines are introduced to the concept of Nature Conservation through their professors. As a part of a course requirement, they are offered the opportunity to work in a group (of 2 or 3 maximum) on a project that tackles nature, its conservation, its challenges, and/or its use, from a variety of viewpoints depending on the course discipline.
Students present their projects in the poster forum on May 20 in an open space at AUB (to be announced in due time).
In line with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN-CBD) 2011 Year of the Forest, the theme for IBDAA 2011 is Trees and Forests of Lebanon. Depending on the course discipline, student projects can include essays, poems, case studies, demonstrations, products, designs and business models, along with descriptions of research findings related to the conservation, use, and awareness of the importance of Trees and Forests of Lebanon.
Addresses and Contacts
American University of Beirut (AUB) Bliss Street Hamra Tel.: +9611340460