Scientific Picnic

The Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio and the Copernicus Scientific Centre is Europe’s largest outdoor event popularizing science. It takes place every year since 1997, in Warsaw, every time attracting crowds of visitors. In 2005 it was honored by the European Commission as one of 10 model European projects in the field of “Science and society”. It was an inspiration to many initiatives popularizing science, among others to the creation of the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. Every year, approximately 250 institutions from Poland and abroad (among others Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, USA) take part in the Picnic. Scientific institutions, universities, research institutes, museums and cultural institutions, foundations associated with science as well as scientific circles present their achievements here and reveal the backstage of their daily work. They present science in a manner understandable to recipients at every age, using experiments, demonstrations, often also interactive exhibits. During the Picnic represented are various scientific disciplines, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Scientific Picnic was established thanks to the initiative and ideas of: prof. Łukasz Turski from the Centre of Theoretical Physics PAS, Robert Firmhofer and Krystyna Kępska-Michalska from the Polish Radio. The first Scientific Picnic (as the Scientific Picnic of the Polish Radio BIS) took place on 14 June 1997 at the New City Market. Since 2008 it has been organized jointly by the Polish Radio and Copernicus Science Centre.

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The Society for Experimental Prehistoric Archaeology had the opportunity to present itself during the IXth Picnic of the Polish Radio BIS which took place on June 4, 2005.