Due to the coronavirus pandemic all popularization and educational events at the Research Station in Mikołajki are canceled until further notice.
22/11/2019 (Friday), SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2019
The Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki and the Masurian Landscape Park cordialy invite you to the next edition of the SCIENCE FESTIVAL, which will take place on November 22nd, 2019 (Friday) at the Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Mikołajki (ul. Leśna 13) between 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. This year, together with biologists from the University of Warmia and Mazury and archaeologists from the University of Warsaw, we will prepare a lot of interesting classes on forest, polar, archeological and water topics. You will learn a lot of curiosities about the Piska Forest, white storks, Antarctic microbes, the North Pole and greenland whales, excavations and burials, and planctonic organisms of our lakes. Due to high interest and limited number of places, organized school groups please make a reservation by phone: 692 49-56-74 (Tomasz Janecki) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each classes start at full hours: 9, 10, 11 and 12 and lasts about 50 minutes.
July-August 2019, PHOTO-EXHIBITION “ANTARCTICA”
Throughout the summer holiday (till the end of August) we cordially invite you to a photo exhibition entitled “ANTARCTIC NATURE AND “ARCTOWSKI” POLISH ANTARCTIC STATION” by Tomasz Janecki, member of many research expeditions to Antarctica and to the Arctic. Exhibition is open daily from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. in the building of the old, glazed Rotunda at the Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki.
26/07/2019 (Friday), at 10-14, BRAIN ON VACATION 2019
On holidays, the brain works sometimes more intensely than during the school year !!! If you want to find out more about what a great machine hides inside of our head, how it works, how it perceives the world around us and how it sometimes cheats – come to the Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki for an educational event called BRAIN ON VACATION, which will take place on Friday July 26th, 2019. We invite children, teenagers and adults – we have prepared something interesting for everyone. The event is organized by PhD students and employees of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Admission is free.
18/05/2019, (Saturday) 12-13: 30, BIO-FILM 2019
We cordialy invite everyone to the BIO-FILM 2019 – NATURAL FILMS SHOW by the most famous Polish photographer and film-maker Włodzimierz Puchalski. This time we want to present you five short films (after digital reconstruction) made by him during expedition to the Arctic in 1958-1959:
1. AMONG THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEY OF THE ARCTIC (14 min)
2. IN TUNDRAS OF THE ARCTIC (9 min)
3. SINGING MOUNTAINS (9 min)
4. ISLANDS OF FEATHERS AND DOWN (10 min)
5. BLUMING ARCTIC (9 min)
Admission is free.
10/05/2019 (Friday), 10-14, ECOLOGY OF THE SPRING 2019
We cordialy invite everyone, and in particular children for the next educational picnic with Masurian Nature – “ECOLOGY OF SPRING 2019”, which will take place at the Nencki InstituteResearch Station in Mikołajki. Together with the rangers of the Masurian Landscape Park, we will tell you about the nature of our lakes, forests and meadows. There will be lectures, classes at the lake, sampling and water measurements, microscopic observations on 3D monitors and other curiosities! Free admission!
27/03/2019 (Wensday), at 17:00, GREETINGS FROM YUKATAN (Mexico)
We would like to cordialy invite you to the Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki for a meeting with Barbara Dębowska, who will share with us photo-impressions from last year’s trip to the Maya region to the Yucatán peninsula.
15/03/2019 (Friday), 10-15, 5th NATURAL PICNIC
On the occasion of the upcoming spring, we would like to cordialy invite you to the 5th NATURAL PICNIC in the Social Schools in Mikołajki (2a Leśna St.). As every year there will be many natural attractions prepared by: the Masurian Landscape Park, Nencki Institute Research Station in Mikołajki, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Forest Schools – Ruciane Nida, Wild Animals Park in Kadzidłowo, State Forests, Forest Promotional Complex – Masurian Forests. Free admission.
08/02/2019 (Friday), at 16:00, MIND TRAPS
On February 8, 2019 (Friday, 4:00 pm), we would like to invite you to a winter meeting with FASCINATING NEUROBIOLOGY. It sounds serious – but it will be very affordable and extremely interesting. It seems to us that the reality around us is consistent and logical, and we can rely in our senses on everyday life. However, our brain sometimes gives us surprises that are difficult to explain. You will learn how our senses perceive and process reality and what this implies for us. We will talk about illusions and the most common cognitive errors that lead astray our logic.
The lecturer will be RAFAŁ CZAJKOWSKI PhD – head of the Laboratory of Spatial Memory at the Nencki Institute, dealing with biological research of memorization mechanisms on a daily basis.
16/01/2019, at 17:00, CHINA – MEETING WITH TRAVELERS
We cordially invite you to the first travel meeting in this year at the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki. On Wednesday, January 16 at 17:00 in the Conference Hall Anna Zaborowska and Grzegorz Górecki will share with you the impressions from their trip to the Chinese province of Yunnan. Free admission.
05/10/2018 (Friday), 9-15, SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018
Together with Masurian Landscape Park we would like to invite you to the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki for the SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018, held this year under the title: FOREST/WATER/ICE. We cordially invite groups from primary schools, junior high schools and high schools of our region and all interested in science to lectures, demonstrations, workshops and games. If you are a teacher of school groups please CONTAVT us in advance and set the time of your arriving (email: email@example.com, tel. 692 49 56 74). FREE ADMISSION.
29/09/2018, 10-13, “60+ CULTURE” – Meeting with Seniors in Krutynia
This year, the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki together with the Masurian Landscape Park is included in the nationwide campaign
“60+ CULTURE”. It is a campaign addressed to people over sixty, whose aim is to encourage active participation in cultural and scientific life, offered to them in their place of residence.
10: 00-11: 00 – sightseeing of the Natural Masurian Landscape Park with a photo exhibition of Waldemar Bzura,
11: 00-11: 30 – screening of the film about Masurian Landscape Park,
11: 30-13: 00 – Hydrobiological Workshops dedicated to aquatic invertebrates of our lakes and rivers
Due to the limited number of places on the Hydrobiological Workshops, please to aplicte at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
08/08 – 05/10/2018, 7-19, PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION “BIRDS OF SPITSBERGEN”
For a refreshing during the hot holiday in Masuria, we suggest a visual journey to the far north – on Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, lying 1,300 km from the North Pole. We cordially invite you to the photo exhibition entitled “BIRDS OF SPITSBERGEN” by Mateusz Moskalik PhD – polar explorer, photographer, geophysicist, scuba diver, multiple participant of expeditions to the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund. The exhibition will be open until Oktober 5th 2018, between 7 and 19, in the building of the old “Akwarialnia” at the Research Station of the Nencki Institute PAS in Mikołajki, Leśna Str. 13. Access also from the water side. Free admission.
27.07.2018 (Friday), 10-14, BRAIN ON VACATION 2018
We would like to invite you with your children to an educational event entitled BRAIN ON VACATION, organized by the Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Research Station in Mikołajki. The program will include, for example, the neuroanatomical exhibition “Look inside the brain”, showing the brain from the outside and inside, games, tests etc. for children and adults prepared by PhD students and scientist of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
23/06/2018 (Saturday), 10-14, SCIENTIFIC PICNIC IN OLSZTYN
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, we invite you to the Old Town of Olsztyn for the IV SCIENCE PICNIC entitled “Science is also art”, during which the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki will take you on a micro journey to the interior of a lake water drop, presenting in vivo beautiful planktonic organisms of our lakes in 3D.
11/05/2018 (Friday), 10-14, ECOLOGY OF SPRING 2018
We would like to invite everyone, especially children and teenagers, to the next edition of a picnic with Masurian nature titled “ECOLOGY OF SPRING 2018”, which will take place at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki. Together with the employees of the Masurian Landscape Park we will tell you about the nature of our lakes and forests. There will be lectures, classes on the water, independent sampling and water measurements, microscopic observations on 3D monitors and other curiosities!
Around 12:00, there will be a ceremony of awarding the prizes to the winners of the art contest “Underwater residents of Masurian Lakes”.
15/04/2018 – 17, SPITSBERGEN – MYSTERIOUS INTERIOTS OF THE GLACIERS
On April 15th, we invite you to a lecture about the glaciers of the remote Spitsbergen. Professor Piotr Głowacki from the Institute of Geophysics PAS and scientists working at the Polish Polar Station “S. Siedlecki” in Hornsund on Spitsbergen will tell you about the mysterious ice world.
03/03/2018 – 10-14, WINTER WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS OF BIOLOGY
As every year, we would like to invite you to the Winter Workshops for Biology Teachers (this is an open event also addressed to ALL OF YOU INTERESTED in the problems of modern biology) that we organize together with scientific staff of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
10:00 – “Good science and bad science” – Paweł Boguszewski, PhD
11:00 – “Neurons in the fight against time, or about how aging changes the nervous system” – Monika Liguz-Lęcznar, Assoc. Prof
12:00 – coffee break
12:10 – “Medicine, pseudomedicine and charlatans” – Paweł Boguszewski, PhD
13:10 – “Arctic” – Tomasz Janecki, PhD
31/01/2018, 17:00, UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE CLASSES
Seniors from the University of the Third Age in Mikołajki are cordially invited to a lecture by prof. Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin entitled “Cherrapunji – unknown piece of India“, which will take place on the last Wednesday of January at 17.00 in the Seminar Room of the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki
from 4/01/2018, GARDENS OF THE WORLD
We would like to invite you to the photo exhibition of winners and finalists of the 8th International Competition “International Garden Photographer of the Year – Competition 8”. Large-format pictures can be viewed daily until the end of February 2018 from 8:00 to 15:00 in the building of the “Stara Akwarialnia” at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki. Free admission
7/11/2017 (Friday), 9-15, SCIENCE FESTIVAL Mikołajki 2017
Together with Masurian Landscape Park we would like to invite you to the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki for the SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2017, held this year under the title: BLUE / GREEN / WHITE. We invite groups from primary schools, junior high schools and high schools from our region and all interested in science to lectures, demonstrations, workshops and games. If you are a teacher of school groups please contact us in advance and set the time of your arriving (email: email@example.com, tel. 692 49 56 74). FREE ADMISSION.
24/10/2017 (Thusday), 17:00, MEXICO
On October 24th (Thuesday) 2017 at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki will be held next classes for students of the University of the Third Age. A lecture on the MEXICO will be delivered by Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin. We invite not only students of the University but also all interested. Free admission.
07/10/2017 (Saturday), 9-15, BIOCEN 2017
We would like to invite you to the next edition of BIOCEN 2017 autumn educational workshops for school youth, which will take place at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki. We are planning 4 classes for four different groups from primary schools – about 90 minutes each.
Each particular class start at: 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, and advanced group (for high school): 9:00-13:00.
17/09/2017 (Sunday), 09:00-17:30, SYMPOSIUM “ART AND SCIENCE”
Co-organizer / sponsor:
– Polish Biochemical Society
– Association of Polish Artists – Rzeszow District
– Olympus Poland
Framework Symposium Program:
9:00 Welcome of the Symposiums participants :
– Adam Szewczyk, director of the Nencki Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences
– Marek Olszyński, Art Department of the University of Rzeszow
– Benedykt Blonski, Art Department of the University of Warmia and Mazury
9:15 Lecture “Pictures painted with proteins – that is why the biochemist needs a microscope“, prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń (Nencki Institute of PAS)
9:45 Lecture “Bio-art – a new imaging of reality“, Anna Drońska PhD (Faculty of Art, University of Warmia and Mazury)
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Lecture “Plankton is beautiful – lest is go to know Rotifers“, prof. Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin (Nencki Institute of PAS)
11:15 Lecture “Bio-art versus human genes patenting“, Ewa Gładkowska PhD (Faculty of Art, University of Warmia and Mazury)
11:45 Discussion Panel No. 1
14:00 Lecture “Medium versus bio“, Piotr Woroniec Jr. PhD (Faculty of Art, University of Rzeszow)
14:30 Lecture “The Soul comes to the Mind“, Łukasz Bożycki MSc (Nencki Institute of PAS)
15:00 Discussion Panel No. 2
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Presentation in laboratory of Hydrobiological Station “Zooplankton of the Mikołajskie Lake in 3D“, Tomasz Janecki PhD
17:30 End of Symposium
05/09/2017 (Tuesday), 17-20, EVENING WITH INSECTS
We would like to cordially invite all interested to “EVENING WITH INSECTS” at Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki. At 18:00 you will be able to listen to the lecture entitled “One hundred years of the Nencki Institute: discovering the secrets of the insect world” (prof. Ewa J. Godzińska) and at 19:00 – “Insects among us” (T. Włodarczyk PhD). The two photo exhibitions: Maciej Nielubowicz’s “Microcosm of ants 3” and Zbigniew Salwin’s “In my lens” will open also this evening.
20/08/2017 (17:00) THE WILDLIFE TRAVELS: CORAL REEFS
On Sunday afternoon (August 20th) we would like to invite you to “THE WILDLIFE TRAVELS” with Maciej Karpowicz PhD from the University of Bialystok, who will talk about diving on coral reefs and about the biodiversity of these unique and fabulously colorful marine ecosystems. The lecture will be accompanied by a show of diving equipment.
27/07/2017 (10-14), BRAIN ON VACATION
We would like to invite you to an educational event entitled “BRAIN ON VACATIONS” at Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki. In the program: neuroanatomical exhibition “Explore the inside of the brain”, showing the brain from the outside and the inside, some tests and games for children and adults prepared by PhD students and staff of the Nencki Institute PAS.
26/05/2017 (10-13), WHITE STORK DAY (in Krutynia)
On May 26. (Friday) we invite you to Krutynia on “WHITE STORK DAY”. Among the numerous educational attractions prepared by the Mazurian Landscape Park, there will also be water and hydrobiological accents: Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki will show you how it looks like “living in a drop of water from Lake Mikołajskie in 3D”.
18-20/05/2017, NUCLEAR LANDSCAPES 2017
On May 18-20. 2017, a scientific conference “NUCLEAR LANDSCAPES 2017” will be held at the Hydrobiological Station in Mikołajki, organized by the Laboratory of Bioinformatics of The Nencki Institute, under the direction of dr hab. Michal Dabrowski.
13/05/2017 (Saturday), 11-14, ECOLOGY OF SPRING
On May 13. 2017, we would like to invite you to the open science workshop under the title “ECOLOGY OF SPRING”, organized jointly with the Mazurian Landscape Park. We will tell you about the springs nature of our region, we will show you what interesting you can see in spring in the cold waters of Krutynia river and Lake Mikolajskie, we will learn you how to recognize the most common species of aquatic invertebrates, we will measure the basic parameters of water etc. Classes and shows are prepared for everyone, regardless of age.
Welcome – FREE ADMISSION !!!
18/03/2017 (Saturday), 10-14, BIG BLUE MAGIC
We invite you to Underwater Films Show under the title “BIG BLUE MAGIC” – realized by DAREK SEPIOŁO – a man who managed to combine a passion for diving and professional photography. These films, are an extraordinary journey through several continents, revealing us the uniqueness of the most beautiful places, hidden under the surface of water – every shot, every scene mesmerizes and astonishes the viewer: the schools of colorful reef fish of Australia, meeting with the formidable leopard seals with majestic icebergs of Antarctica,and the great hunt for sardines off the coast of South Africa.
Program of the show:
10:00 – Australia and Oceania (45 min)
11:00 – South America (47 min)
12:00 – coffee break
12:15 – lecture on the Polish Diving Research Program in the Antarctic and the demonstration of diving equipment used by the Polish divers in the coldest waters of the world (30 min)
12:45 – Antarctica (31 min) and additional film
13:20 – Africa (45 min)
We invite you – FREE ADMISSION !!!
11/02/2017, 10:00, WINTER WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS OF BIOLOGY
We are pleased to invite you to the next edition of the Winter Workshop for Teachers of Biology organized jointly with the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS.
The workshop will be held on 11. February 2017 at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki. Beginning at 10:00.
10:00 – The toxicity of lipids – why obese people often suffer from type 2 diabetes – prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń
11:00 – The evolution of the nervous system – Paweł Boguszewski PhD
12:00 – coffee break
12:20 – Mysterious animals of the Arctic Ocean – Tomasz Janecki PhD
13:20 – Why do we need GMOs? – Witold Konopka PhD
19/09/2016 – in WARSAW, ETHOLOGY: science interesting, more interesting
On Saturday 19th November 2016 we cordially invite you to Warsaw to the Scientific Conference, organized to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ethological seminars in the Nencki Institute (1966-2016), in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Nencki Institute
Organizers: Polish Ethological Society, the Nencki Institute PAS
Place: Conference Center of Neurobiology, the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, str. Pasteur no. 3
Time: 19/11/2016, 11: 00-17: 30,
Visitors are welcome. FREE ADMISSION!
23/09/2016 (Wednesday), 17:00, UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
On November 23th (Wednesday) 2016., at 5:00 PM – We cordially invite our Seniors to participate in the environmental workshops for students of the University of the Third Age in Mikolajki, that will take place at the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki.
23/09/2016 (Friday), 10-14, THE FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE 2016
The Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki and the Mazurian Landscape Park cordially invite you to THE FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE in Mikolajki.
The program includes short popular-science lectures about:
– The strangest lakes in the world
– Rotifera – life after life
– Owls – nocturnal hunters
– Arctic Ocean – adaptations of marine animals to life in low temperatures
– Wild life of Mexico
– Post-glacial landscape of the Mazurian Landscape Park
short films, microscopic classes, measurements of basic parameters of water, presentation of modern optical equipment, demonstration of polar diving equipment
We invite especially school students. FREE ADMISSION!
21-22/07/2016, 16:00, THE SUMMER DAYS OF BRAIN 2016
It is an event popularizing knowledge about the still mysterious action of our most complex organ. The next two afternoon bring you closer to the secrets of the brain.
Program of Summer DAYS OF BRAIN in Mikolajki:
July 21st (Thursday), 16:00
HEART OR MIND – WHY AND HOW EMOTIONS CONTROL OF OUR LIFE
Pawel Boguszewski PhD
(Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw)
July 22nd (Friday), 16:00
IN SEARCH OF CAUSES OF DYSLEXIA
Katarzyna Jednorog PhD
(Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw).
After the lectures we invite you to WORKSHOPS, where you can:
• see a samples of brains of different animals under the microscope and learn how aging brain and nervous system in different species of animals
• find out what are the most common diseases of the nervous system associated with the aging
• fold the model of the human brain and get to know resonance studies of the brain, often used in the diagnosis of the pathology of the nervous system.
• check your attention and memory in tests computer
• play a neuro-games to improve your brain function
• watch movies about the brain and experience the illusion of sense
30/04/2016 (Saturday), 18:00, UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY
We propose to start the long weekend with a trip to remote and hot AFRICA. Hot – because of the climate and recent events. We invite you to a meeting with PIOTR HORZELA – traveler, photographer, blogger, a guest of many travelers festivals, who spent long months in cold, temperate and hot areas of the globe. This evening PIOTR HORZELA will present everyday life, culture and customs in divided and conflict-ridden SOUTH SUDAN.
27/02/2016, BIO-FILM 2016
On February 27th, 2016 (Saturday) we are pleased to invite you to the Hydrobiological Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikolajki, to THE NATURE FILM FESTIVAL. We will show you the movies awarded at the XVI International Festival of Nature Films the name of Wlodzimierz Puchalski, Lodz 2015).
On the big screen, in a renovated Conference Hall the following movies will display:
LIFE ON US – directed by Pierre-Francois Gaudry’ego – Special Award
THE SECRET LIFE OF TREES – directed by Arthur and Saturnina Homan (Poland) – Award for interesting observations rich and diverse life rolling around old trees
A TOUCH OF PODLASIE – directed by Pawel Jankowski and Zdzislaw Folg (Poland) – Prize the name of Janusz Czecz for the best photos
LITTLE BIG AUK – directed by Dorota Adamkiewicz and Joanna Leski (Poland) – Award for compliance with the slogan of the festival “Promotion of nature and landscape of Europe”
and films by Wlodzimierz Puchalski:
BIALOWIEZA FOREST – 1964
AMONG THE MEADOWS AND WATER – 1974