LimnoPlast @ European Researchers’ Night in Trondheim – Martin Wagner Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Martin Wagner from NTNU’s LimnoPlast team “speed dated” with high school students at the 2022 edition of the European Researchers’ night. He answered questions around plastic pollution, its environmental impacts as well as potential health consequences, and discussed with several groups of 5-10 student solutions to the problem. In general, the students were very aware of the plastic problem and eager to do something about it. Many talked about clean-up campaigns at the coast they had participated in and said that they want to cut down their plastic footprint. The groups also discussed more systemic solutions, such as circularity.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) organizes a local Researchers’ night in Trondheim. This year, more that 1000 high schoolers from the region of Trøndelag participated. More 200 NTNU scientists from diverse disciplines presented their research in with presentations, exhibitions, experiments, and discussion rounds. More pictures on Facebook.