TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

The Toys of Herman the Fox

The exhibition "TOYS OF HERMAN THE FOX" at Podsreda Castle presents a world of toys that, in their diversity, tell visitors that they were once part of children's lives, that children played with them, caught them, and admired them - and all this gives them an unmistakable significance.

The exhibition is prepared in cooperation with the Children's Museum "Hermanov Brlog" (Herman's Den), which is the only children's museum in Slovenia and is housed in the Celje Museum of Contemporary History.

Its symbol is the well-known mascot Herman the Fox.

Toys and games are part of human history and society and are designed to entertain and develop children's skills.

The toys are divided into eight sections. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can also play with some toys in the play area.

Herman Lisjak says: “Enjoy the exhibition, explore and revive memories. And play a lot! At the exhibition and at home.”

Herman the Fox in the Kozjansko Regional Park

The interactive children's exhibition »Herman the Fox in the Kozjansko Regional Park« is prepared by colleagues from the Kozjansko Regional Park in collaboration with the Celje Museum of Contemporary History - Children's Museum. The exhibition is an experience for all young and old budding explorers of natural, terrestrial, and cosmic wonders.

In addition to the exhibitions with Herman the Fox, the exhibition also includes the attractions of the Kozjansko Regional Park: geological features, meadow orchards, and dry meadows.

Aimed at kindergarten, primary and secondary school children, as well as adult visitors, the activities are designed to help them learn about our environment, the importance of protecting it, and sustainable development.

WE LIVE ON EARTH:

Earth’s identity card, Earth’s structure, rotation/day and night, revolution/seasons, the kingdom of living beings, soils, Earth’s riches, earthquakes, volcanos, continents and their features, geological features, and rock outcrops in Kozjansko Regional Park.

GOING INTO SPACE:

The planets of our Solar System with their essential characteristics, the space balance, and the rocket with Herman Fox.

THE RICHNESS OF SLOVENIA’S DIVERSITY:

Characteristics of Slovenian landscapes, habitats, ecology, and meadow orchards and meadows in Kozjansko Regional Park.

Herman Lisjak

Photography exhibition "MAGICAL NATURE 2022"

In 2023, the Association of Natural Science Photographers of Slovenia, with support from the National Institute of Biology, conducted its sixth international competition for natural science photography, titled "Magical Nature." The year 2022 in the exhibition title is intentional—the competition and exhibition indeed took place in 2023, but most of the photographs were taken in 2022.

In 2023, the Association of Natural Science Photographers of Slovenia, with support from the National Institute of Biology, conducted its sixth international competition for natural science photography, titled “Magical Nature.” The year 2022 in the exhibition title is intentional—the competition and exhibition indeed took place in 2023, but most of the photographs were taken in 2022.

The competition received entries from 209 photographers worldwide, contributing over 3,000 photographs classified into six categories: mammals, birds, other animals, plants, natural landscapes, and humans in nature. A four-member jury of natural science photographers from Slovenia, Italy, and Norway selected one winning and nine commendable photographs in each category. The photographers who made the most significant impression on the jury were awarded “Natural Science Photographer of the Year 2022” and “Slovenian Natural Science Photographer of the Year 2022.” These titles were awarded to Mike Korostelev from Russia for his photograph “Hunt,” and Gorazd Golob from Slovenia for his photograph titled “Snowing.”

From these winning photographs, an exhibition has been organized, which will be on display at Podsreda Castle from April 1 to approximately the end of June 2024.

Exhibition “OUR ART IMPRESSIONS” at the castle attic

Discover the magical world of creativity revealed by the exhibition "OUR ART WORKS" in the attic of Podsreda Castle, featuring the masterpieces of the pupils of the Bistrica ob Sotli Primary School.

The exhibition presents the artworks of pupils from 1st to 9th grade, created during the school year 2022/2023.

Exhibition "Biodiversity - The Art of Living 2022"

Exhibition of photographs from the photo competition "Biodiversity - the Art of Living 2022".

The "Biodiversity - the Art of Living 2022" photo competition is part of the "Biodiversity - the Art of Living" project, LIFE Naturaviva (LIFE 16 GIE/SI/000711), which aims to communicate to the general public that biodiversity is one of the most precious and noble features of our planet. The aim of the project is to reveal Slovenia's outstanding natural assets, especially its protected areas, and to highlight their importance and the threats they face. And we can do this well through the photographs and thematic strands we are launching in this competition.

The "Biodiversity - The Art of Living 2021" photo competition has the following themes:
A - LANDSCAPES (landscape diversity, traditional cultural landscapes...)
B - THE ANIMAL WORLD (animal species in their natural habitat)
C - PLANT WORLD (plant species in their natural habitat)
D - INHABITATIVE WORLD (rocks, fossils and minerals, waters, landforms, rock outcrops, caves, etc.)
E - PEOPLE and CULTURE (customs, cultural heritage, events...)

The exhibition at the Podsreda Castle includes all the prize-winning photographs as well as at least one photograph by each of the participating photographers.

The contest “Magical Nature” is hosted by the Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers (ZNFS) and supported by the National Institute of Biology and the Life Naturaviva project, Biodiversity – the Art of Life, of which Kozjanski Park was a project partner.

More than 200 photographers from all over the world responded to the competition Magical Nature 2021, submitting over 3.400 high-quality photographs.

The jury awarded the titles of Nature Photographer of the Year to Lincoln Macgregor from Australia and Slovenian Nature Photographer of the Year to Rok Štirn.

The best photographs in the photography categories of Mammals, Birds, Other Animals, Plants, Landscape, and Man and Nature were also selected.

The photo exhibition at Podsreda Castle showcases 30 selected photographs that show the incredible magic of our nature but also remind us of the impermanence of nature and our relationship to it. These excellent photographs of animals, plants, landscapes, and human impacts on nature, taken by some of the world’s best nature photographers, seek to highlight the essence of biodiversity and bring it closer to people.

The sixty best photographs, as selected by the four-member jury, including the two winning images, can be viewed in an electronic catalog published on the project website: www.naturaviva.si.

The exhibition will be on display at Podsreda Castle until 31 August 2023.

Stories from Nature exhibition in the gallery corridor

The exhibition is equipped with QR codes

Exhibition “Stories from Nature”

The exhibition "Stories from Nature" is based on the booklet of the same name, which was published in Kozjansko Regional Park at the end of 2020. It contains 11 interesting "environmental" stories, written by our biologist, Dušan Klenovšek.

Artworks complement the stories of pupils from primary schools in our protected area, who were invited to participate in an art project and the booklet's creation.

The exhibition "Stories from Nature" presents a selection of artwork created by children with crayons and a few interesting parts of each story, which we hope will inspire visitors to continue reading.

The exhibition panels in the corridor of the Castle Defence Gallery are decorated with selected works by pupils from the following primary schools: the Bistrica ob Sotli Primary School, the Maks Pleteršnik Pišece Primary School, the Podčetrtek Primary School, the Koprivnica Primary School, the Lesično Primary School, the Kozje Primary School, the Bizeljsko Primary School and Artiče Primary School. The exhibition is equipped with QR codes that can be scanned to read the full stories.

The booklet "Stories from Nature" is available free of charge at the Kozjansko Regional Park headquarters in Podsreda or at Podsreda Castle, and can be downloaded electronically from the Kozjanski Park website (www.kozjanski-park.si) and the Life Naturaviva project (www.naturaviva.si).

Stories from Nature is the result of the activities of the LIFE Naturaviva project (LIFE16 GIE/SI/000711), Biodiversity - the art of living.

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