Outreach activities

One of the main goals of ENABLE is to bring science out of the lab and closer to the general public. Our outreach activities will take place throughout the year, but especially in the days leading up to the conference.

Activities for the general public


Science and a pint of beer – what could be better? Our team of scientists prepared pub talks about environment and sustainability across Cologne, held both in English and German. 

If you think you already know it all about these topics, we will put your knowledge to the test. Join us for a series of pub quizzes on the impact of environmental factors on human health!

Stay tuned for more info!

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    Die Wohngemeinschaft | 22 November 2023

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Activities for schools

The scientific method for children

Primary school children will learn the different steps of the scientific endeavour (observation, hypothesis formulation, testing and conclusion) through collective problem-solving strategies of practical scientific problems. Through this exercise, children will learn how science is practiced, develop critical thinking and collaborative thinking.

In order to raise awareness among the new generation about environmental issues, we will visit primary schools during spring break. The students will learn about these burning topics through fun and interactive activities

What is a scientist?

Young researchers will talk about their daily life in the lab and interact with primary school and high-school students. This exercise aims to uncover the role of scientists, moving away from the stereotype, portraying them as normal human beings with a great deal of curiosity.

Biomedicine is out there

Real experiments will be performed with primary and high-school students to help them understand basic molecular biology principles and techniques. This hands-on practice will contribute to increasing the curiosity of students and stimulate the formulation of questions in a scientific manner.

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