In an effort to promote Science among public in an interesting way, a group of science experts of the Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology here are gearing up to launch Cafe Scientifique.
CK Vishnudas an ornithologist and director of the centre said, ‘first such initiative in the State, envisages to bring science back into popular culture by demystifying scientific research for the public and empowering non-scientists to comfortably assess science and technology issues, particularly those that impact social policy making. We are planning to organise meetings of science enthusiasts in the district every month at a café or a convenient place, where one or more scientists are invited to talk to the public about new developments in science. The project is also aimed at making science relevant, powerful and important to the public, especially the younger generations. Various topics such as universe, climate change, evolution, genetics and human-animal relations will be discussed in every monthly gathering.