We believe that science outreach is an important part of our work, and participate as much as possible.

Here are some of the most recent highlights.

Hihi Conservation Science evening 2020

Our extended group members are participating in an online event about hihi - an intriguing and somewhat bizarre threatened bird species that now occurs on only one island in the world, except for the conservation sites where it has been reintroduced and studied intensively for over 25 years. Now’s your chance to learn about a wide range of aspects of their biology and conservation from the comfort of your living room.

The talks start at 9.30am Thursday 10th September, Helsinki-time, and are pitched at a general lay-person audience, and will cover population genomics, indirect genetic effects, behaviour, and conservation applications. 

You can register here and listen in to as many of the talks as you like

The 137th Anniversary Symposium of The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim

The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim is a scientific association for developing professional skills of doctors through education, publications and grants. Emma gave a talk (in Finnish) in their annual symposium on how evolutionary thinking and studies done on other animals, such as mongooses, can help us understand how societal inequality impacts health and aging in humans. 

Science Slam

Science Slam is an international consept, where scientists communicate their science in a laidback manner. Three of our PhD students won the Science Slam Helsinki 2018 competition with their compelling story of the complicated, yet exiting life of an ant called Dory.

Cannibal Larvae

"Did you think ants are always cooperative? These wood ant larvae cannibalizing their nest mates suggests otherwise!"  Video by Outgroup - Science Visually.

Vaccinating Honey Bees

In this video you can see how experimental work with bees looks like. Video from summer 2017 by Outgroup - Science Visually.


Ötökkäakatemia is a collaborative science communication project between three research groups in University of Oulu and in University of Helsinki. Several ESB researchers are involved in the project. The aim of the project is to introduce entomological research through social media and also bringing science to people in different events. The language of this project is Finnish. http://www.ötökkäakatemia.fi/

Tvärminne Open House

Tvärminne Zoological Station in Hanko archipelago, hosts a regular Open House outreach event in which our researcher always contribute.