questions day

NEMO in Amsterdam

foto: Digidaan

Every year the museum NEMO organizes the 'Klokhuis vragendag'. Mostly, I participate as a scientist who answers questions of children. I am doing questions on animal behaviour, ecology, genetics and evolution. Many children want to know several details on the evolution of human beings. I really enjoy to tell them a nice story in ten minutes. 

Humans certainly need science to remain on earth for some centuries. Science is doing its best to investigate scenarios for the future, but politicians are almost unable to look further in the future than up to the next elections. 

I also organized a small-scale questions day for De Jonge Onderzoekers. That was a pretty experience with contended questioners. 

 

contact via e-mail: johan-van-rhijn@wxs.nl