Guess who we bumped into at this year’s French agricultural fair?
None other than a genuine star of the small screen in France, Frédéric Courant! Fred is one of the main protagonists of French science and education programmes “L’Esprit Sorcier” and “C’est pas sorcier !” (literally, “It’s not rocket science!”).
Fred himself has won the equivalent of 2 BAFTAs in France for his televisual exploits, one for best educational programme and another for best programme for a young audience. To top it off, there’s even an asteroid named after him!
Fred launched his latest online project, “L’Esprit Sorcier”, in 2015, the same year as the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The result has been almost 50 enjoyable educational videos designed with scientific objectivity in mind, all of which are freely available on the web!
Having spoken to Fred in person at this year’s National Agricultural Fair, we wanted to extend our thanks! So, thanks for taking the time to chat with us Fred, and thank you for your optimism, your climate change awareness and your sensitivity to the preservation of biodiversity, all of which you express with humour and accuracy!
To check out more of Fred’s content, just visit the website! (French only)