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Ecodome, New Attraction in Bogor Botanical Garden

Ecodome, new attraction of Bogor Botanical Garden

BOGOR, NETRALNEWS.COM - Ecodome, new attraction belonging to the Bogor Botanical Gardens will be officially opened and introduced to the public starting tomorrow, Monday (11/13/2017), located in The Astrid Boulevard within the Bogor Botanical Gardens.

The Ecodome is a dome-shaped building which becomes the place for environmental education for visitors.

The Ecodome will be at Bogor Botanical Garden for one year from November 2017 to November 2018. It is a gift from the Dutch Government in commemorating 200 years of Bogor Botanical Garden.

"Ecodome which stored plants is arranged in such a way that gives the artistic value," said Head of Center for Botanical Garden Plant Conservation at Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Didik Widyatmoko, in Bogor, Sunday (11/12).

Didik explained Bogor Botanical Garden LIPO cooperated with the Dutch Embassy and Erasmus Huis brought the Ecodome from Philadelphia, United States.

"Ecodome is a container for environmental education, exhibition activities related to environment and science and technology, ecosystem, art and culture," said Didik.

The Ecodome was developed by Nico Wissing and Lodewijk Hoekstra from NL Greenlabel, who served in the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands. The idea of making the Ecodome was created 10 years ago, by contacting researchers at the Delft University Engineering Faculty.

The presence of the Ecodome is expected to be a new container in providing understanding to the public about the importance of maintaining ecosystems and the environment properly and sustainably.

"Ecodome is a miniature environment, where humans must harmonize its existence with the natural surroundings," he said as reported by Antara.