In a bid to understand the diversity of plant life in Iraq, students from the Biotechnology Department at the College of Applied Sciences at Samarra University recently visited the Iraqi National Herbarium. Led by Dr. Shaima Hassan Ali and Professor Osama Adnan Muhammad, the students learned about specialized applied topics related to plant preservation.
Located in the district of Abu Ghraib in Baghdad, the herbarium provided the perfect setting for the students to receive both theoretical and practical lectures. During the visit, the lecturers provided a historical overview of the plants in Iraq, their distribution, and their diversity according to environmental conditions. Recent photos of plants in mountains, plains, deserts, valleys, and rivers were also shared with the students.
The students were particularly interested in preserving plant wealth, and the lecturers provided them with a set of laboratory methods concerned with extracting plants. The visit was a great success and allowed the students to gain practical knowledge and skills that will be useful in their future studies and careers.
The College of Applied Sciences at Samarra University is committed to providing its students with practical experiences that enable them to understand the world around them. This visit to the Iraqi National Herbarium is just one example of the university’s dedication to providing its students with quality education and training that prepares them for their future endeavors.