A successful MACI was held in San José School, from San Carlos

Friday, June 3, 2016

On Tuesday May 31, the Itinerant Scientific Audiovisual Show (MACI) went to the San José School of San Carlos. The event was organized by Millennium Institute of Oceanography and PAR Explora Biobío.

About 200 students in kindergarten and primary students were able to live MACI experience. On the occasion, a group of IMO monitors approached concepts of Marine Science to these young students.

The activity included interactive videos, samples of zooplankton, explanatory work and to finish, a set of questions were students discussed the knowledge learned.

Maritza Ulloa, head of the Pedagogical Technical Unit (UTP) of San José School showed her interest in the development of the activity: "We have little chance to live an experience of this kind, because of where we are located,. This initiative is fantastic, many of our children do not even know the Sea. It was an unforgettable experience for them. It is essential that children learn concepts of oceanography at an early age because they absorb experiences and are more interested, "said the teacher.

Positive was the balance of Tamara Luna, from IMO’s outreach team: "It was a completely successful activity, there is a consolidated team on the proposal we are working. We managed to work with three levels without differences between them, the goal was achieved. This is the first MACI associated with PAR Explora Biobío. The work between the two organizations marks a milestone in the dissemination and scientific literacy in students. "

Finally, the next activities with Par Explora Biobío will be held in Coihueco, Cabrero and Quillón, always giving priority to cities far away from the coast.

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