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Researchers’ Night gets schoolchildren familiar with science

The University of Jyväskylä will be hosting the European Researchers’ Night again on the last Friday of September (28.9.) together with 10 other Finnish cities, and over 300 European cities. As before, there will be loads of interesting and fun science activities for children and school groups.

JYTutkijoidenYO2017-36.JPGSchool groups can enjoy a variety of interesting activities from workshops to tours. Guided by researchers, pupils get to learn the latest scientific discoveries and experience what it feels like to make science.

The University of Jyväskylä has many events targeted especially to pre-schoolers and schoolchildren, for example, crime scene investigation with the help of chemistry, a multilingual escape room and an evolution workshop. Upper secondary school groups get to know, among others, how the accelerator laboratory works.

This year’s theme is “traces”, which is woven into the programme: pre-schoolers and primary school pupils get to trace footprints and identify animals in a workshop. Traces also lead children and teachers to an adventure track. Upper secondary students will be able to explore the traces left by molecules in an experimental nanoscience workshop.

For some of the programme for school groups, you need to enroll in advance using the link below. In addition to the programme, the campus area offers plenty of things to do and see without pre-enrolment.

The event is held in cooperation with the City of Light event. Therefore, you can also enjoy spectacular light shows in the campus area.JYTutkijoidenYO2017-84.JPG

In the Researchers’ Night, schoolchildren at any age can have fun and learn new interesting things about science!

Enroll via this link (in Finnish):

Read more about the Researchers’ Night programme at the University of Jyväskylä:

Visit the official Researchers’ Night website: 

More information:
Communications Manager Liisa Harjula, 040 805 4403,
Events Coordinator Riikka Heiskanen, 040 805 4134,
Researcher’s Night national coordinator Janne Pakarinen, 040 805 4900,

The European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, contract number 817987.