Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo facilitates teaching and research to over 400 undergraduates and postgraduate students annually. However, there is an unmet need of establishing a good culture of care in our animal facility which is the only lab animal facility of our faculty. Culture of care not only involves animal welfare but also the welfare of the personnel involved. Therefore, our first goal is to get our staff trained through Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s annual training courses and equip the facility with new instruments as what we use currently are over 20 years old. Collectively, we believe that empowering the staff with adequate knowledge and equipping our facility will pave the way to establish and maintain a good culture in the facility and help to inculcate the 3Rs concept & promote humane animal experimentation in our young scientists.
This project consists of promoting science divulgation through posters and a triptych leaflet. On this website you will find some posters by SECAL https://secal.es/posters/ These materials will also be distributed among all our association members and by all channels available: SECAL’s web site, email distribution list, YouTube, Twitter, etc.
This project consists of shooting a science divulgation video titled “En ciencia todo suma” (“In Science Everything Counts”) which will be distributed among all our association members by all channels available: SECAL’s web site, email distribution list, YouTube, Twitter, etc. This video will show the human side of our career together with a scientific message to society aiming to provide why is animal experimentation needed. It will be realistic, hilarious, interactive and committed to Animal Welfare and Science. This video will show caretakers, technicians and investigators together with written material that reveal in an entertaining way our human side.