Cooperation with schools and pupils

RECETOX has been cooperating with high schools for a long time, both through its own events (excursions, seminars, workshops) and participation in events for the public organized by other entities (MjUNI, Bioskop, Researchers' Night, Brno Health Days and many other activities). We try to inform students and teachers about current scientific knowledge about the environment and also to motivate students to higher education in natural sciences (STEM).

For high scholl students and teachers, we offer:  

  • guided lab tour at RECETOX - usually including an introductory lecture and then a visit to the laboratories (program for 2 hours),
  • specific lectures at high schools (especially for the third and fourth years of the South Moravian High School) - according to the teacher's choice (length of the lecture 45-90 min),
  • student workshop „RECETOX hands on“ - takes place once a year for students of the 3rd and 4th years in the period from January to February,
  • topics of high school scientific activities (so called SOČ).

We can offer you various lectures and seminars also in foreign languages, especially in English, but some also in German, French, Italian etc. 


Offer of lectures for schools

Plastics in the oceans: Environment and Humans

This lecture describes the main accumulation areas of marine debris in the world´s oceans. How important is society, human habits, and reciclyng?. And finally present the main effects on Marine organisms.

Language of the lecture: Spanish

Key words: Plastics, society, marine organisms

Environmental pollution in developing countries: challanges and solutions

The lecture will highlight environmental problems being faced in developing countries and what could be the solutions.

Language of the lecture: English

Key words: Environmental pollution, health, environmental justice

How buildings affect our health

This lecture will highlight the ways that the buildings where we spend most of our time (homes, schools, offices, etc.) can affect our health, discussing emissions of chemicals from the products we use as well as how new trends towards "green" buildings can help or harm the health impact of buildings.

Language of the lecture: English

Key words: Chemical pollution, green buildings, health

How do we evaluate the toxicity and predict health effects of chemical pollutants?

The lecture will highlight the importance of evaluating the effects of pollutants on health, and the challenges of doing it for hundreds of thousands of chemicals. We will show how it helps to understand the mechanisms by which pollutants exert their effects, from small molecules to tissues, organs and organisms.

Language of the lecture: French

Key words: Chemical pollution, toxicity, health, molecular mechanisms

Pesticides in the atmosphere

This lecture will deal with the presence of pesticides in the atmosphere, the pesticide consumption in EU and important processes influencing the pesticides in the air will be discussed. Finally some case studies on pesticide in air will be presented.

Language of the lecture: French

Key words: sampling, atmosphere, pesticides

Do you want to cooperate with us? 
Please, contact RNDr. Kateřina Nováková, PhD. 

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