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Kitakami Times issue:
Communicating science and the ILC to the local youth


As you can imagine, there are some hurdles when communicating the ILC to the community. Many have not heard of particle accelerators, it’s difficult to picture what the project will look like and the sheer scale, people question the impact of the ILC and what the science will be used for. Efforts to raise awareness on a local level include lectures, events, meetings, books, newsletters and added signage across towns but of course, not all are aimed at children. Despite that, the local youth are some of the most excited for the project – the ILC has given the children an opportunity to dream of different future career paths. How is this so? The ILC promotion divisions and enthusiasts have found ways to include the youth in communicating big science; here are just some of the examples!

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