Information for participants

Go belowground!


The course is begginnig on Sunday evening, September 24, 2017.

AIR: When arriving at Vaclav Havel airport in Prague look for bus shuttle to Main Railway Station “Praha hl. n.”. Bus stop is in front of both arrival terminals.

TRAIN: From the Praha hl. n. take fast train to České Budějovice and change for direction České Velenice to station Nové Hrady (Praha_hl.n.-Nove_Hrady, Ceske_Budejovice-Nove_Hrady-1) we will await at the station for trains arriving at 16:45, 18:45 and 20:45 on Sunday (September 24). When arriving at another time, please, let us know by e-mail or phone.

CAR: Navigate yourself to (48.8138564N, 14.8354011E)


The venue for the course is pension Kaminek.

We will be accommodated there, as well as have all meals and lectures. Field excursions will be to close surrounding. The place is located 2 km from railway station Nové Hrady and 7 km from small town Nové Hrady. It is isolated place in a forest (48.8138564N, 14.8354011E) so, please, be aware that there will not be possibility neither of shopping nor access to ATM.

We will share rooms for accommodation (usually three persons per room). In the mornings and at noons there will be table for selection (bread, cheese, salami, vegetable, fruits, etc.) and in the evenings hot meal will be served (you will have an opportunity to chose either vegetarian or non-vegetarian). We will have two coffee breakes a day with fruits and cakes. A restaurant is also available in the pension where additional meals and beverages may be purchased.

Preliminary program

From Monday to Wednesday, program will start with lecture at 9 in the morning followed by  small field excursions either after morning coffee breaks or after lunch. In afternoons there will be lectures followed by practical exercises in a lab. In two following days we will sample plants for mini-projects and examine them in a lab. For mini-projects we will work in groups (cca. three persons) and on Friday evening the groups will present their results.The end of the course is Saturday morning, September 30.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Possible weather

Weather at the end of September might be very changeable in the region. We can expect day temperatures between 10 to 25°C and dry and warm as well as rainy and cold days.  Please take waterproof clothes and field boots.  Be aware that we will work with soil and you can get muddy. For weather forecast see here.

Other tool or equipment for sampling will be available at the venue.

Confirmation of payment will be distributed at the beginning of September.