Mind the Lab is a breakthrough initiative that brings science to the general public, acts as a science teaser and a powerful tool to attract the interest of the general public, and directs it to science-related channels, such as science festivals. Founded in 2016 by SciCo, it was successfully launched in Athens, Greece, in February 2017.
In 2021, Mind the Lab takes place as part of the Mediterranean Researchers Night which will take place in Lemnos and Crete on September 24, and travels to Lemnos with the aim of making science more attractive to people of all ages. On Friday, June 4, exciting science events will take place at three key locations (stations) of the island: at the City Hall, at Myrina Clock, and at Roman Gialos. This is an opportunity not to be missed by permanent residents and visitors alike!
Station Α: City Hall – Time: 10:00 – 11.30 am
Station’s Name: Knowing the marine ecosystem
Learn about marine ecosystems and the unique natural phenomena they entail! Visitors will have the opportunity to observe everything sea-related including remarkable sea organisms, impressive shells, marine plants, and minerals. They will also be able to watch exciting live experiments.
Station Β: Myrina Clock – Time: 10:00 – 11.30 am
Station’s Name: Water pollution
Ocean acidification and oil spills are the two principal causes of water pollution. Visitors stopping by Myrina’s Clock will be informed about sea pollution through innovative live experiments. In addition, they will be encouraged to take a photo at the nearby photobooth which will portray the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
Station C: Roman Gialos – Time: 10:00 – 11.30
Station’s Name: Scientist for one day
Can you imagine yourself being a scientist for a day? If your answer is yes, then we will be waiting for you at Roman Gialos. Here you will have the chance to take part in an exciting engineering contest and watch live chemistry experiments.
All the Mind the Lab events will take place outdoors and all participants and visitors are required to wear FFP2 masks as well as keeping a safe distance from each other.
Mind the Lab at Lemnos is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of the Aegean, and with the support of the Municipality of Lemnos.