For many of us winter break is finally the chance to spend more time on cultivating our passions. Those fascinated with experimenting, creating and exploring scientific achievements we use in everyday life could take part in a series eduatining acivities prepared by the Institute, following the „hands-on” scheme. Young researchers could take an insight into the work prerformed by microbiologists, design own preparations and observe them under the microscope. Building bacteria from textiles was not only entertaining but also educating, as our guests learnt to recognize the „good” and „bad” microorganisms. One of the most mind-exciting activities proved workshops with fruit lyophilisates used to design natural creams. Everyone left Institute with a gift and a head full of inspirations.