When kids will look up to scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilisation will jump to the next level.

Brian Greene.

What is science communication?

I, like Brian Greene, believe that enthusing both kids and adults about science is key to progress in our society. Communicating science means feeding curiosity and breaking down the wall of negative stereotypes surrounding science (being hard, being boring, being male dominated etc..). Having completed a BSc and Mphil in Neuroscience, I feel it is both my duty and a privilege to combine science, film and art to come up with innovative ways of reaching out to the public with a fresh approach. Whether this is with an informal talk, a documentary or an event, I refuse to believe there exists a subject of science too difficult to be explained in an exciting, fascinating and engaging way. It’s just about find the right method, and that’s what science communication is all about.

INTERACTIVE STREET GAMES

Street games are an innovative and powerful tool to communicate science in a fully immersive, engaging and especially fun way!

SCIENCE IN PRINT

Some time ago I wrote a short article about the unexpected connection between cynaobacteria, the biggest mass extinction of species on the planet, and blue smarties. It was selected at the Guardian and Wellcome Trust Science Writing awards.

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Citizen science means getting people, citizens, to collect data and participate to the process of scientific research. It is an inclusive, empowering tool to shift science from the labs into the hands of people. I have helped coordinate "Nappy Science Gang", one of the most ambitious citizen science projects out there.

© 2019 by GRETA SANTAGATA

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