The Nencki Institute at the 17. Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicuse Science Centre

Nencki’ PhD students participated in the event – they presented a series of demonstrations entitled:
A BRAIN FULL OF ENERGY = A BRAIN FULL OF IDEAS – organized by PhD candidates from the Nencki Institute.

The presentations held by Nencki employees in the second tent were also popular. The first one introduced our guests to the microworld. They learned the rules of working with a light microscope, made the preparations, watched and photographed them using a camera built into the microscope.
A presentation on optical illusions was also very popular (Do not believe your eyes!) especially since the illusions were later explained.
Another activity for younger visitors was a workshop on magical potions, during which they mixed colourful solutions, created concoctions and were introduced to the basic lab equipment.
A competition with awards was held on brain functions. By answering simple questions and doing simple tasks, children as well as adults learned how the brain works during remembering, learning, reading, colour differentiation and other tasks.
The relationship of our presentation was published in Polish Radio and Television RadAway Polsat News.
The tent was visited by more than 3500 (!) guests.

This year, as before, online participants ( could watch the Picnic in real time.
All participants who visited the 17. Picnic – organisers, hosts and guests promised to return next year.

Nencki Institute events were organized with funding from the project Bio-IMAGmaging in research and Education INovation (BIO-IMAGINE).

Date of publication
18 June 2013