One of the aims of the French Society for Cell Biology is to promote the public awareness of science in general and cell biology in particular, via so called outreach activities. Here we propose resources for our members who are willing to participate in activities such as Science Fairs/ “Fête de la Science”. We also report the recent events in which the SBCF members were associated.
- The next “Fête de la Science” week will take place from October 5 to October 13, 2019. Many laboratories including Institut Cochin, Académie de Lille, etc. participate.
- The SBCF members participate to the outreach activities of DECLICS (Dialogues between Researchers and High School Students to interest them in the Construction of Knowledge) is an initiative led by the FSER circle allowing meetings between high school students and reserach staff (all disciplines and professions combined) under the dynamic format of speed-meetings. In class, 7 scientists led by a capitaine represent the various positions in a team and discuss for 12 min with a group of 5 students. Many SBCF members, including Arnaud Echard (former SBCF president, Institut Pasteur) and Bénédicte Delaval (vice-trésorière), have already participated in the initiative and warmly recommend it! For the other SBCF researchers who would like to participate, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more about DECLICS here.
- The SBCF has prepared new bookmarks for general public. Every person who would like to print them and use them for outreach activities can find them here (recto and verso).
- During the autumn meeting of the Exocytose-Endocytosis Club held at Institut Cochin on November 22nd, 2017, a round table focused scientific outreach. It was led by Dr. Laurence Benit, Scientific Mediator. It was an excellent opportunity to share various possibilities for outreach activities. see report.