Photo shooting at Jussieu University - May 24th, 2016 - Lionel Allorge / CC-By-SA 3.0
On May 24th, 3 Wikimedians attended a session to shoot zoological collections of the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, as part of a partnership between Wikimedia France and the zoology department of the university. This time, photographed animals were kept in jars and prepared so as to enhance their cardiovascular system. The challenge was to illuminate these jars so as to minimize reflections and make sure organs were clearly visible. Mission completed !
More information about the partnership can be found here !
"Photo stroll" in Sevran, Seine-Saint-Denis
Parc National Forestier de la Poudrerie de Sevran - Giant sequoïa - X-Javier / CC-By-SA 4.0
Sevran is a city located in Seine-Saint-Denis, one of the 101 counties of France, which designed a project to have inhabitants edit Wikimedia projects, with the support of Wikimédia France. In May 28th, Wikimedians and citizens took part in a photo stroll in the Parc de la Poudrerie to enrich Wikimedia Commons with almost 50 new pictures. Edit-a-thons also took place in March and April.
Visit at the Ecomuseum of Rennes
Wikimedians from Brittany took the opportunity to photograph species present in the old farm, la Bintinais, which nowadays hosts the Ecomuseum of Rennes. This institution is very active in preserving and reintroducing native species from the area. Its mission is also to present the history of this place and of the former owners of the land, as well as to trace the history of agriculture in the region from the sixteenth century onwards.