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Collaboration & outreach

Our skilled teachers and researchers participate in many popular science events. For the students in grammar school we lecture at the NMT-days (Science, Medicin and Technology days). We also give a Biology Show (more info below). We show it during Kulturnatten (the Culture Night) in Lund where we also have a series of biology experiments. Sometimes we also participate in popular science study circles. And we answer questions at the blog "Ask a biologist" (in Swedish) and Information about animals (in Swedish).

The last years the department has been host to the Linné days. It is a yearly event by the Society of Biology Teachers where clever students gather under a couple of days and go on excursions, listen to lectures and meet researchers.

The Biology Show

Photographer & video creator: Matt Hulse.

Photographer & video creator: Matt Hulse.

THE BIOLOGY SHOW is a unique multimedia performance exploring life and all that is alive, spiced with laughter, sex and soap bubbles. The show is suitable for everyone: children and adults, with or without prior knowledge.

Interactive experiments and demonstrations generate curiosity and insight. The show includes cute baby animals, aggressive plants, dancing spiders and optical illusions. The audience is invited to destroy the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea, hunt for bears and didcover how cows decorate their Christmas trees.

THE BIOLOGY SHOW for kids is a special edition that suits children between 4 and 8 years, including fun animal guessing games, leg counting and a chance to meet Spiderman, Prince Agaton the Toad, and Pytte the Python.

Three persons on a stage in blue light.

Curious? THE BIOLOGY SHOW takes place during the popular LUNE days, when students in grades 6-9 visit Lund to see how much fun science can be. During Culture Night in September we give 7 performances for the general public: 4 KIDS SHOWS and 3 ORIGINAL SHOWS.

THE BIOLOGY SHOW has participated in The Intenational Science Festival in Gothenburg the last three years. This year will be the fourth time. It has also made guest appearances at the Malmöfestivalen, Lund Stadsteater and at the science festivals Festival Nauke in Belgrade, Serbia and SciFest in Uppsala.

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  • The biologists who produce and perform the show are Marie Dacke, Therese Reber, Lana Khaldy, Emily Baird, Jakob Roved, Pierre Tichit, Lina O'Reilly and Julian Melger.
  • The animals involved in the show belong to the Malmo Reptile Center in Malmö Folkets Park and Sandby Ciklidhobby.
  • The music in the show is composed by students from the Music Production department.

The Biology show is a collaboration between Lund University and NE Nationalencyklopedin.

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Page Manager:

Back of t-shirt with the text Biologishowen and a snake
Photo: Inger Ekström

Questions about the Biology Show

Marie Dacke
Professor
Functional zoology

Telephone: +46 46-222 93 36
E-mail: Marie [dot] Dacke [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Jep Agrell
Director of Studies
Education office

Telephone: +46 46-222 73 17
E-mail: Jep [dot] Agrell [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

A Michael Jackson copy dancing on a stage with a photo of a spider in the background.

All photos, except the video, by Inger Ekström.