In the past years the UBV built up partnerships in the business community or other organizations. Below a short overview of these partners is displayed.
Weduwe Joustra Beerenburg, Sneek
From the moment of birth of the UBV, Weduwe Joustra Beerenburg has a special place inside the association. It is the associations main drink, biologists love it! Every year the board visits Sneek to keep the partnership going.
Utrecht Botanic Gardens
For years the Utrecht Botanic Gardens and Gardencafe Botanica have had contact with the UBV. A few courses of the university are teached here to get practical knowledge about plants. Also the UBV flora course is given with help from the botanical garden.
Trésor Foundation Utrecht
The Trésor Foundation, founded in 1995, owns about 2,450 hectares of tropical rainforest in French Guiana. The UBV has close contacts with this foundation. We deliver student advisors, who help Trésor in every possible way. We also sell the Ficus Trésor, a beautiful plant. The money that’s raised doing this, goes to the foundation.
Since 2013 our members are able to buy a DuKo card at our association. For only €2,50 they get an application which provides discount at a lot of sustainable shops. Using this card people will spend more thought on buying sustainable products.
At our association room people can buy delicious biological grown apples, pears and apple juice. These fruits are from a nearby fruit farmer in the village Zeist. Every Monday the board visits the owner Izaäk Westeneng to pick up the apples and pears.
We stimulate our biologist to eat more fruits and vegetables by offering them the Groentetas for only €5,-. The content of this bag differs every week and sometimes you’ll find a very special and unknown kind of vegetable! And all this is completely biological grown.
The KNNV is the national association for fieldbiology, for active nature lovers and protectors, people who want to know more about nature and who want to enjoy it. KNNV members organize nature excursions, inventories, lectures and courses.
Excursions and other activities are open for UBV members. When a course is full (which almost never happens) KNNV members can go first.
For only €16,50 you can be a youth member for a year. For information about activities you can read the digital newsletter and the Convo which is published four times a year. The activities are also displayed on their website.
Because the UBV has a partnership with KNNV, members can buy KNNV field guides at a discount rate. These discounts can go up to 28%! If you want to order one you have to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, studentnumber and the title of the field guide.
The field guides cover a broad spectrum of subjects, from honeybees to animal foot prints. A must have for every biologist!
For an overview of the books visit their webshop.