Many scientific topics were presented in an understandable way, more than 1.2 million viewers a quarter on the YouTube channel, 1.1 million fans of the fan page, 50 thousand. Website users – These are some of the findings from the Science editors. Love her.

Nauka Portal Editorial Office. To Likes (NTL) was nominated for the Popularizer of Science in the Media category.

NTL Beginnings is a blog written by science journalist and publisher, Dr. Thomass Roczyk, who in 2008 was individually named Science Popularizer. NTL’s editorial board was established in 2015 and currently has thirteen people who disseminate science by creating video materials, recording podcasts, writing articles, preparing e-books, books, audiobooks, and tools, such as T-shirts and games about Polish science and scientists.

According to Dr. Thomas Roczyk, creator of NTL, the NTL Portal’s mission is to promote and educate, as well as “to provide reliable sources and verify what is widely available in public, often without scientific basis”. “Initially, the NTL Gateway was just a support for the YT channel, and now it is an umbrella under which many different activities of the Science Foundation are located. An understandable way, ”- emphasizes Rochek.

The portal visited by 50 thousand. Users is a hub that connects the YT NTL channel which reaches 1.2 million viewers of all ages every three months, and the popular children’s science channel Nauka. To Like Junior, which is visited every three months by 26 thousand. Young viewers and their parents.

Topics discussed by science editors. I like it, they are very diverse, grouped on the NTL portal into such sections as: Earth, Human, Space and Technologies. The most common among recipients are those who relate to current problems and those who are closest to everyday life. “The exception is cosmic subjects, which, although they are not close to us, nor (usually) do not describe the phenomena taking place at the moment, acquire a wide range of recipients” – emphasizes Rojic.

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One of the most popular videos on YT NTL is “Why are our universities at the bottom of the rankings?” More than 772 thousand were shown. times. The interview with the Polish scientist Olga Malenkevich, who devised a method for the production of cheap perovskite and photovoltaic cells – more than 425 thousand, was also very popular among Internet users. opinions.

On the website you can read well-known scientific articles written by professional journalists and longer fact-checking reports written at the request of experts. The latest report is dedicated to the vaccination of children against COVID-19.

Why do portal representatives talk and write about science? “Because it’s cool, because it opens our minds, because it develops us and whoever reads about it. And the last ten months or so shows that science also allows us to solve crisis situations (like a pandemic), as long as we use its achievements,” answers the NTL Team Leader.

Several months ago, the subpage of the NTL portal was the Parents Digital Academy – an advisory and knowledge platform about technology in education and pedagogy, and the Superheroes Academy – the “support” of the Internet, that is, games and books of the same title about Polish scientists.

Polish scientists have changed and are changing our reality. Why do so few people in Poland and in the world know their achievements? I would like to change it ”- confirms Dr. Tomas Roczyk. And in the materials promoting the project, he states that he wants to “create costumes for Polish scientists, inspire them to develop skills and encourage them to learn.” The thirty-page book from the Academy of Superheroes presents prominent Polish figures from the world of science and technology in the form of Available to the younger generation.

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Science Podcast. Impressively, 50,000 people are listened to every quarter. times. Fanpage Science. To Like it reaches 1.1 million recipients of all ages every quarter.

Science editors. Impressively, he popularizes science by participating in various meetings and festivals, such as the Silesian Science Festival, CHEMIA 26th Symposium 2020 in Płock, Children of the University of Silesia: Where do you get the energy? , Lower Silesian Science Festival in Wroclaw “The climate is changing, shouldn’t we change?” ; High Five for Science – UITM in Rzeszów, how do you talk about science and scientists? TEDxAGH University.

PAP – Science in Poland

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