Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Science Through Our Lives (STOL) is a project that was born on September 2011 inside a group of three CBMA investigators aware of the importance/commitment of science communication in the present society. STOL was idealized as a cultural, scientific and educational project with a privileged place at the interfaces: university - society and education - research.
At presente STOL is coordinated by Alexandra Nobre (CBMA member) and has several ongoing projects and partnerships with public and private institutions.
In what concerns to STOL actions, STOL: develops activities in various areas such as education and training, promotes and participates in scientific/ cultural events, gets involved in the publication and dissemination of academic and science communication products, provides several services such as technical and scientific advice, disseminates research projects and researchers (in particular from CBMA) and has a Science Communication page in the web.

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Projects and Activities

"Fabaceae - The Kingdom of improbable love" 16 Oct, 5:00 pm, Municipal Auditorium of Esposende

facebThis show consists of alive-reading and interpretation, using manipulated puppets and illustrations, of the story "Fabaceae - The Kigdom of improbable love", by the students and teachers of Escola Sementes de Liberdade. The tale tells the story of "Vigna unguiculata" and "Lens esculenta", two pulses whose impossible love tries to "germinate" a happy ending. 

This work is included in the project "Ideias Leguminosas" (a partnership between STOL-Science Through Our Lives and Escola Sementes de Liberdade) that celebrates 2016 - International Year of Pulses. The theatre also has de support of Esposende Ambiente and Esposende Town Hall.

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Course "Mourning: Health or disease?" - UMinho - 14-15/10/16 Book "From Grief" (Do Luto) - public presentation


a"Mourning: Health or disease?" - Short Course on mourning, with certification of presence, directed to any type of public, especially educators (formal, non-formal and informal) and caregivers (formal, non-formal and informal). Organization from Clara Costa Oliveira,  director of the Master in Education Sciences, Specialty in Health Education IE UMinho and member of STOL team.

Parallel to the course follows the presentation of the book "From Grief" (Do Luto) Organizers: J. Correia Jesuino and Clara Costa Oliveira with written presentation "Grief - A quantum leap from an angular hammer to a round pebble" Alexandra Nobre (CBMA - STOL-Science Through Our Live).

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PubhD UMinho - Eighth session - Braga - 30/9/16

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PubhD UMinho ((pub + PhD) consists of an individual presentation of doctoral projects. In the second season, after summer we changed the format into two Phd projects presentation (previously were three).The participants  have a white board, a pen and 10 minutes to talk about their research projects, followed by 20 minutes in which the assistance can ask questions. Approach science to the citizens and raise other research perspectives that can open new opportunities for research, is the great challenge of this initiative.The idea began in a pub in Nottingham in 2014 and reached Portugal (Lisbon) in 2015. PubhD UMinho is a monthly event organized by STOL and will run across two cities in the north of Portugal - Guimarães and Braga.

The city of Braga welcomed the eighth session of PubhD UMinho, at the cafetaria of Museu Dom Diogo de Sousa, on 30th of September, in the scope of the European Researchers Night 2016.

In this session Francisca Reis and Luís Pinto were with us to talk about Cork tree mycorrhiza and the importance of video in Science Communication, respectively. 


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Noite Europeia dos Investigadores-NEI16 (European Researchers Night) - Braga - 30/9/16

ASTOL integrated the ECUM program for ERC16 (European Researchers Night) at Museu Dom Diogo de Sousa, with three completely diverse activities and designed for different target audiences.

- Communicating without speaking - talk by Clara Costa Oliveira.

- Ideas on Pulses  (Ideias Leguminosas) (stand with roll ups, hands on activities, games, ..., some in collaboration with Escola Semente sde Liberdade).

- PubhD UMinho # 8 - informal presentation on phD projects (more information in the event above).

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Ao Leme com Ciência Viva (At the Helm com Ciência Viva) - Porto - 9/8/16

A copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyCiência Viva  turned 20 years and, to commemorate, organized a science cruise on the Vera Cruz Ship along the portuguese coast, complemented with several Science festivals on shore. After Sines, Lisboa e Aveiro, Porto was the final stop, on 9th of August at Jardim do Passeio Alegre. STOL invited by Curtir Ciência - Ciência Viva de Guimarães was present with the project "Homo numericus" that recently was actualized with new hands-on materials. 

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