Popularization of Science
For many years the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology has been involved in various public events aiming at popularization of science, such as the Science Festival and the Science Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre. Both of these events have greatly contributed to the general public’s appreciation of science and scientists. In 1998 the Polish Foundation for Science Advancement (PFUN) and the Society for Science Promotion and Knowledge Dissemination have awarded the organizers of the Science Picnic and the Science Festival with a joint Professor Hugon Steinhaus Prize for holding outstanding science promoting events.
The staff of the Nencki Institute has been involved in organization of workshops for teachers with Centre for Innovative Bioscience Education and seminars for the Polish Children’s Fund recipients. Meetings with smaller groups of students have been arranged for those interested in research activity of individual scientific teams.
dr Anna Wasik, The Coordinator.
Polish Children’s Fund ...
Polish Children’s Fund is an independent, non-governmental organization established in May of 1981. The Fund’s activities are based on co-operation with numerous higher educational institutions, research institutes, cultural establishments and other institutions, as well as individual academics willing to offer their time and experience to work with particularly talented children. One of its major objectives is to help highly gifted pupils and students to pursue and develop their academic interests and artistic talents and to adjust the educational system in Poland to accommodate the special needs of highly gifted children. Every year the Fund’s recipients visit the Nencki Institute and participate in lab activities and research training.