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14. Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre

On 12th of June 2010 the 14th Scientific Picnic was held under motto "The Grate MicroWorld". On Marszałek Rydz-Śmigły Square more than 200 institution presented their scientific goals and achievements. Like in previous years the Nencki Institute took part in this event and  prepared series of presentations under the common title: "Huge societies of tiny citizens". Our events were organized by the staff of the Laboratory of Ethology
- boss prof. A. Godzińska
- dr Anna Gonzalez Szwacka
- dr Julita Korczyńska
- mgr Beata Symonowicz
- dr Anna Szczuka
- mgr Andrzej Wnuk

Presentations of the Polish ants’ colonies were a huge success.

The visitors could see how ants are reared under laboratory conditions, what is the demography of an ant colony, and what mechanisms enable efficient organization and functioning of great societies consisting in some species of millions of individuals.

Posters presented how huge are the societies of some ant species and how fantastic and divers shapes have ants when shown in large magnification.

The visitors could try out how to use a binocular, examine ants under different magnifications and compare the exterior of different ant species.

A special attractions was the drawing competition for children with awards (small mascots, sweets) and a exposition of works.

While all presentations were warmly received by the visitors, it was particularly exciting to watch the enthusiasm of children, who draw their own impressions about ants.

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Published at: 2010-06-12 10:58



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