GJ Mendel’s Legacy for Science, Culture, and Humanity

Under the joint INTERREG V-A Austria-Czech Republic project: “GJ Mendel’s Legacy for Science, Culture, and Humanity” (GJM200), Barbara Fischer and Lynn Chiu at University of Vienna are organizing a series of outreach events in collaboration with the Museum of Natural History Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien) and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI). At NHM Wien, they will design and deliver school workshops in June and September for the brand-new immersive science space—Deck50.

These workshops will feature a science show (a Science Quiz on genetic and extra-genetic inheritance) and two laboratory explorative activities (a wet lab and a science-art activity). In May, they will launch a twist on the “Meet the Scientist” science show—”Meet the Scientist Mendel.” In October, a symposium will be organized at the KLI for the general public: “Mendel’s Legacy for Science and Society.”

Speakers invited to the symposium will reflect on Mendel’s legacy in five areas: history, biology, science education, medicine, and society. Finally, in collaboration with science communicators, the team will produce science outreach videos and introduce the interested public to “Mendel’s Vienna” through a series of video, images, and text.

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