Here's a story to share with young people before they are introduced to the annual science fair or inventors' fair. Or, for that matter, it could be an excellent introduction to science in general.
This is an amazing story about how rats can be trained to save lives by sniffing out land mines, detecting people who have TB, and more. It is also about empowerment of native people to make their country a better, safer, healthier place to live. What a wonderful example of how one person can make a difference! Bart Weetjens is making a huge contribution, thanks to his early fascination with rats and where he has taken his passion.