We understand the need of connecting humanity to our science project. Determined to promote public awareness, concerns and engagement of our iGEM projects, we focused a lot on in-field human practices.
Inside school, we founded the first iGEM club and took chances at the science fair and club activities to introduce iGEM and our iGEM project. The specially-designed gifts and stamps for iGEM promotion are loved by all. Also we did presentations across the country, either offline or online, to help the students from other areas delve out their interests and potentials in biology (especially synthetic biology).
Outside school, we sent questionnaires at neighborhoods around Qinhuai river(main freshwater river in Nanjing) and at high schools to test their understanding on water bloom（subject of our project）and its harm to the environment. Together with volunteers and experts in our city, we joined and improved “Green Water Campaign” to focus public attention on water environment protection. The public report received thousands of views and “likes” on websites.