14. Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre
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
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.
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
Posters presented how huge are the societies of some ant species and how
fantastic and divers shapes have ants when shown in large magnification.
visitors could try out how to use a binocular, examine ants under different
magnifications and compare the exterior of different ant species.
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.