IMO and INCAR went to Concepción School with Outreach activities to the littlest ones

Monday, June 6, 2016

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.

In the activity, 150 preschoolers participated in two stages. The first was with chapters of the children's series “The Adventures of Ruka”. The children could enjoy the audiovisual proposal with entertaining characters and their characteristics. Then, team members from INCAR showed diving implements, through dressing as diver. Here, young students were able to interact with the experts.

Caroline Hertz, coordinator of kindergarten of Concepción School, said: "We have been working on a unit called “The wonders of the Sea! For a month now, and we have gone to field trips. Independent of what can be delivered in the classroom; the idea is live practice experiences, because children are very concrete. They have different types of learning, some are very visual, other are playing. These experiences are quite meaningful to them. "

Important is the dissemination and knowledge of the concepts related to the sea. Jaime Gutierrez, a member of INCAR Outreach Team said: "The only way to make changes in society is through children. The idea is to show the experience under the sea and how we work as marine biologists through diving activity. Perhaps, in the future, some of the children who participated in this activity can be enthuse in this area. I was impressed with the attention span of children. "

It should be noted that children were very attentive and participatory with the questions and activities presented by the Outreach teams of both centers.

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