Nature Campus offers a combination of learning environments that is unique in Israel and unusual in the world. These include the National Natural History Collections that document the biodiversity of Israel and the region; the I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research, which maintains the country’s largest collection of indigenous fauna; and the Botanic Gardens, which promote exploration of the major habitats of Israel and knowledge of plant life from around the world. In total, Nature Campus operates on an area of about 6 hectares (15 acres), which are open to children, teachers, nature guides, and the general public.
Just as importantly, Nature Campus is continually being developed and enhanced by research units that make up the country’s largest, most comprehensive center in biodiversity and conservation biology. The guides at Nature Campus, all of them graduate students at the Faculties of Life Sciences and Medicine, are engaged in research into the many facets of biodiversity. In addition, senior research scientists supervise and participate in a variety of Nature Campus activities.