Café Scientifique in Kerala
A group of science experts of the Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology in Kerala are gearing up to launch ‘Café Scientifique’ to promote science among the public in an interesting way.
What is Café Scientifique?
Café Scientifique envisages bringing 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 policymaking.
Café Scientifique is a grassroots public science initiative based on the French Café Philosophique model.
Under Café Scientifique, meetings of science enthusiasts would be organised 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.
Various topics such as the universe, climate change, evolution, genetics and human-animal relations will be discussed in every monthly gathering. The project aims to make science relevant, powerful and important to the public, especially the younger generations.