In the context of the National Week of Science and Technology, the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) participated in the celebration of the Science Day organized by the Department of Municipal Education in Curanilahue (DEM) and PAR Explora Biobío. The science fair was open to the entire community and was attended by students with their experiments.
IMO participated with a stand which included samples of zooplankton, deep fish and information regarding our projects "Sumérgete" and "La Receta Científica de Tony Tonina".
The fair was held on 6 October and was carried out by students with their experiments related to Biomimetics. Débora Neira, from Environmental Education of Curanilahue emphasized the purpose of the activity. "We want to bring science to students. In the framework of the Science Week, students prepared presentations related to biomimetic. They were inspired by nature to show some examples" she said.
Meanwhile, Belen Franco, marine biologist and master's student in oceanography at Universidad de Concepción, valued the instance for scientific literacy: "I think it's very significant for people these instances. Many children not know the sea. The fair and exhibition provided different realities to which they are not use too, "she said.
The activity was done on October 13, wich began with an introductory talk about global ocean: its immensity, depth and biogeography
The project "First steps for uncovering the unknown of the Deep Ocean in the Eastern South Pacific: linking features habitats and biological communities" awarded CONICYT contest.
Last Sunday October 2, the “Family Science Day” was celebrated. Children, parents and general public participated in the "Science Day".