Historical and ecological walks with the Doctor Muchołapski Club – Pruszków

Fascinating walks with the observation of nature and workshops on which we will make wooden boats, hotels for insects or painted birds – this is the scenario of each of the five planned historical and ecological meetings that will take place in the Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy in Pruszków and in Potulicki Park.

Our experts are waiting to reveal to you the secrets of the Potulicki Park. This time we do not only dive into the history of this place, but also look at the inhabitants and life in nature. We look for birds, see what insects are up to and follow the animals. Of course we don’t skip the natural monuments of the park or the river area.

For whom: Children aged 6-12.

Entrance: PLN 10 / child.

Registration: Send an email with the date of the meeting in the title of the message to the following address: Edukacja@mshm.pl or by phone: 882 467 823

For the first classes, which will take place on June 4, registration will last until May 30.

Payments: in person at the museum reception (pl. Jana Pawła II 2, 05-800 Pruszków) or by bank transfer PKO SA24 1240 6380 1111 0010 8830 1537 with the name, date and name of the workshop. The contribution for the first lesson must be paid no later than May 30th.


Always at 11 a.m.

June 4
WALK: Birds
WORKSHOPS: Painted Birds

About 100 species of birds live in Potulicki Park and summer is the perfect time to observe them in their natural habitat. The question is how do you do that and how do you find the most beautiful specimens? This is what we will learn. By the way, using the example of Erazm Majewski, we will see that it is possible to successfully combine interests in different fields such as archaeology, biology or economics and write science fiction novels. In the workshop part we make a wooden copy of your favorite bird.

During the walk we will look at the breeding birds of the Potulicki Park and all the bird young born near MSHM. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the nature around us, related to Pruszków and the surrounding area since the glacier retreated about 11 thousand. years ago. There will be plenty of bird curiosities and little ducks raised by their caring mothers

Ornithologist Fatima Hayatli
June 11
WALK: Insects
WORKSHOPS: Hotels for insects

The heroes of the second walk are the smallest inhabitants of the park, i.e. insects. We’ll take a closer look at both these beneficial and pests. We will also find places where they feel best and consider why there. We will learn the history of Potulicki Palace and after the walk we will build an insect house.

A walk through the city park in Pruszków aims to make participants aware of the ubiquity and diversity of insects. I will try to convince the participants that the world of insects is fascinating and worth getting to know, and to show how different their behavior and habits are from ours.

Michał Kochanowski, an educator

June 18
WALK: Animals
WORKSHOPS: Animal T-shirts

This time we follow the trail of the park animals. We’ll see their tracks, and maybe even… who knows? – we will manage to meet them. After the walk we learn the secrets of the building that now houses the museum. During the workshop we will design “animal T-shirts”.

Can you meet wild animals in the center of a big city these days? If so, how many are there? We learn the answer to this question during a walk in Potulicki Park. We will look at the tracks and footprints of small and larger mammals, we will also take a closer look at invertebrates. First, let’s see how the park beaver is doing.

Naturalist Łukasz Wardecki

25 June
WALK: Trees
WORKSHOPS: Tree of Life

We will walk among the trees and count the natural monuments of the park. It is also a great opportunity to reflect on what a tree is to us, what role it plays in nature and why it is so important to the earth. During the workshop we will assemble a living tree from moss moss.

It is said that man controls space, but trees control time. How much truth is there in that? What tree species grow in Pruszkow? Have they always been here? How long can they live? What is their function in the environment? How much oxygen do they produce? You will be able to find the answers to all questions during a walk in Potulicki Park.

Naturalist Łukasz Wardecki

July 2nd
WALK: The River
WORKSHOPS: Wooden boats

We go to Utrata to take a closer look at the surroundings. We will use the materials found in the park to make boats and, like the small inhabitants of the Proskovo settlement in the past, we will play with letting go of them. The river is water, the water is life. From the beginning of history, a settlement has developed along the rivers, from which nature has mostly suffered. Hardly any environment has been so transformed by man as lowland rivers. But nature deals with it as best it can, the areas that were once withdrawn from it are returned to nature’s bosom. How has the area of ​​the Utrata River changed over the years? What was, what was gone and what was back to the river? We learn the answers during the walk.

Lukasz Wardeckic


Fatima Hayatli – ornithologist, employee of the Polish Society for the Protection of Birds, PhD student at the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz.

Łukasz Wardecki – livestock technician, naturalist – practitioner, initiator and implementer of many research projects, employee of the Polish Association for the Protection of Birds.

Michał Kochanowski – students of interfaculty master studies at the University of Warsaw. His graduation research related to the microbiome of forest red anthills. He is currently researching parasitic interactions between fungi and ants in collaboration with the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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