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.
In the context of "IMO at school", the Millennium Institute of Oceanography visited the Mozart School of Concepcion on 6 June. On the occasion, the monitors led the talk entitled "Biodiversity in the Marine Environment".
On the occasion of the Marine Sciences bring the school community, it is that the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) with the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR) visited last Thursday 2 June, Concepción School, from San Pedro.
On May 29 on the celebration of the Heritage Day, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography participated in an open sign for the whole community in the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas at the Universidad de Concepción.