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Observing science up close

Evolution, like learning, is a process that never ends. If you like to be informed and are interested in science, then two upcoming events arranged by the American International School in Cyprus and the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology will spark your interest.

The first event, on Sunday from 1pm until 5pm at Droushia Heights in Droushia, is entitled Little Monsters and will give you the chance to get a closer look at samples of non-infectious microbial eukaryotes along with soil and water samples from local areas of Cyprus. Experts will be present to show participants how to use the microscopes and explain what they are observing.

Participants will also have the chance to view posters describing the evolution and diversity of these organisms in a language that is easily described to non-scientists. Kids are also welcome as there will be a variety of games geared to show them how complicated, interesting and beautiful microorganisms are.

If you are interested, click buytickets.at/internationalsocietyforevolutionaryprotistology/156983 in order to get your free-of-charge ticket.

The second event, organised for June 1 from 5pm until 7pm at the Café Scientifique at the American International School in Cyprus, will see an open discussion with high school students. Through the discussion the students will present and talk about the latest theories and practices in the field of microbiology, protistology and eukaryotic evolution.

Apart from the students, four researchers – Dr Joel Dacks (University of Alberta, Canada), Dr Eleni Gentekaki (Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand), Dr Anna Karnkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Dr Juan Saldarriaga (University of British Columbia, Canada) – will also speak at the event. The speakers will also be present to answer questions.

If you would like to attend this event, register at
www.tickettailor.com/events/internationalsocietyforevolutionaryprotistology/156980

Little Monsters
Interactive event to view samples of non-infectious microbial eukaryotes through microscopes. May 27. Droushia Heights, Paphos. 1pm-5pm. Tel: 99-317260

Open Discussion
Discussion on the latest theories and practices in the field of microbiology, protistology and eukaryotic evolution. June 1. Café Scientifique, The American International School in Cyprus, Nicosia. 5pm-7pm. Tel: 99-317260

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