Writing secret messages with invisible ink, identifying magical antioxidants in drinks, studying fossils of Polish dinosaurs, experimenting in chemical laboratories, designing jelly DNA, composing cosmetics with lyophilized fruits, building gigantic bacteria, and learning the technique of seeing in the dark. These and many other edutaining activities will await guests of the “SCIENCE is ART!” Family Picnic of the Polish Academy of Sciences on June 10th in Olsztyn’s City Centre.
This is the 3rd edition of the Science Picnic organized by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS in Olsztyn together with the Cultural Centre. Popular science shows, workshops, experiments and contests are a unique occasion to get an insight into the work of researchers, try our hands at scientific challenges and get inspired to explore the phenomena surrounding us every day. This year the Picnic will offer even more attractions than in the past editions. Organizers invited to Olsztyn partner scientists from other units of the Polish Academy of Science, e.g. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Institute of Organic Chemistry or Institute of Paleology, who will familiarize us with the Polish research in Antarctica, examine 230 million years old fossils, and teach us how to walk on water. Fascinating science demos will also be prepared by researchers from Warsaw University and Poznań University of Life Sciences, where we will experiment with the food products we use on daily basis and learn the troublesome art of finding a way in the forest.
We won’t forget about “bestsellers” to be ran by scientists from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS. Organizers will prepare i.a. workshops on composing cosmetics with lyophilized fruits, contests examining the efficiency of our senses, experiments detecting pro-health antioxidants in drinks, workshops of building DNA with sweet jellies and competition in finding gluten in everyday food products.
Family Picnic of the Polish Academy of Sciences will start at 12:00 at the heart of Olsztyn’s Old Town and finish at 16:00. Free of charge.
Organizer: Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS in Olsztyn
Co- organizer: Cultural Centre
Partner: Division of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn and Białystok headquartered in Olsztyn