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Outreach : Science popularization & sensibilisation

Operation “Apprentis Chercheurs”

We are co-organizing with “Arbre des Connaissances” (the national coordinator) a Zoom meeting to present the Scientific mediation operation called “Apprentis Chercheurs” on Tuesday March 16th from 14 to 15h. This meeting will give you an overview of this operation giving the opportunity to young students from high-school to participate in a research project. New supervisors for this young apprentice are always welcomed. If you are interested to participate all the information will be provided during this meeting.

Action Kid Campus
This action was initiated by Frank Lafont (CMPI Team, pedagogical coordinator) in 2006. It allows schoolchildren of 9-10 years old to spend half a day on the Pasteur campus to visit the Museum, have a training on hygiene and a workshop animated by scientific personal of the campus.

Ten years the CMPI Team (Frank Lafont) intiatied the Scientist Apprentice action that has engaged now  many Teams from the CIIL in association with the Tree of Knowledges.

Since 2018 the CMPI team participates to the Foundation Schlumberger DECLICS program that aims at developing the dialogue between scientists and High Schoolchildren. Scientists go to meet the Schoolchildren in their classes and after a short overview of the activity of the lab a speed dating is organized allowing Schoolchildren to know better the several research professions.


Scientist Apprentices
A binomial of 14 and 16 years-old Junior high and high schoolchildren are hosted for 8 half-days directly in the lab mentored by PhDs and senior scientists to perform a research project that will be presented during a mini-symposium at the end of the internship.  

Journalist Apprentices
A group of Junior high and high schoolchildren follow their colleagues during their Scientist apprentice internship and realize a video report on what  these latter have experienced when hosted in the Research Lab.