“Creating the Invisible Scene”, Naturalist Drawing Competition

“Visible, Invisible”, a competition to explore Guyana’s biodiversity. To introduce students to this particular technique, two naturalist designers, Delphine Zigoni and Julian Norwood, traversed the area’s municipalities. More than 200 students played the game from Taluen to Cayenne through Saint-Laurent du Maroni.

The SEBA (Center for the Study of Amazonian Biodiversity), a laboratory of excellence, is at the core of this competition, aimed at young people. The objective of this operation is to promote science and inculcate scientific skills in this young audience.

Two naturalist designers Delphine Zigoni and Julian Norwood decided to take on this challenge to introduce students to this type of drawing, A little special A discipline, where arts and sciences are intertwined. designer budding, Learn how to reproduce the observed insect faithfully, so that scientific identification can be taken backwards.

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©Candidates of the Competition “Making the Invisible Visible”,

For Agathe Coutel in charge of communications at LabEx CEBA

This is a competition that gathered 243 students. Between drawing workshops, educational workshops and scientific missions. For this competition, the jury was attentive to the smallest scientific details of the drawing. First there was a selection, led by the project partners, then another selection led by the public. Let me remind you that the naturalist picture is not just an artistic picture, you have to observe it and then reproduce it. The students’ output was very rich, and both designers were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the students’ drawings.

Agathe Coutelle

Communications Officer at LabEx CEBA

Biodiversity is often studied in the forest environment.

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The “Bug” project offers citizens and school children an opportunity to participate in a massive scientific project led by UMR Ecofog. An integrated project for experience sharing between scientists and Guyana. We are in the presence of a participatory scientific experiment. The citizens of this competition, but also the school children, have brought their stone into the building.

Marilou Hircq Research Engineer at Ecofog Laboratory

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There are about 40 sections that joined in collecting ants and mushrooms around their house. This will help us create a cartography of this biodiversity, which we have in cities. These students have done real research work, they have advanced scientific knowledge. We knew these species were there, now we know where they are. We have their exact location. Thanks to this data, we can take management measures to preserve biodiversity.

Marilou Hirkey

Research Engineer at Ecofog Laboratory

On the right Daisy SORPS, deputy director of Abriba Primary School, winner of the Ingrid Lagerme Elementary School CAT Award at the center

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Observing ants and photographing them in nature is a complete educational project led by LabEx Ceba, and its competition is “Creating the Invisible View”.

The winning student for the College category is Amayas Boukersik.A 15-year-old boy from Henri Agrande School in Kourou.

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For elementary schoolers, it’s Ingrid Lagerme From the height of his 11 years, who wins first prize with his “ant…fire”.

Ingrid Lagerme Winner of the Elementary Cat Competition

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I’m so glad it was difficult. Fire Ant, you have to choose the right color. Finally, the drawing is complicated, we do geometry, we also learned how ants live, it was very interesting and I am really happy to get this award.

ingrid lagerme

Winner of Primary Category Competition

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