The Tenth Week of Science and Technology, organized by the Ministry of Universities, Business and Research through the Seneca Foundation continues to grow in quality and quantity and this year is estimated to have been able to enjoy the event more than 100,000 people.
The Garden of the embankment of Murcia has been the big stage of 22,000 square meters, 2,000 more than last year, which has housed the 400 activities included in the program.
The event has received a great reception by both adults and youth and children.
The first two days of shows were characterized by the visit of more than 7,000 students from 125 schools across the region who participated in the demonstrations, workshops, experiments, exhibitions, theater performances and puppet shows, and also enjoyed visits, activities scientific magic and science fun, and the planetarium.
The Minister of Universities and Research Company, Salvador Marin, said he has been "the issue of the Science Week more successful, both by the wide range of activities such as the influx of people and their participation in all activities."
In addition, the event's website has exceeded 50,000 hits and is followed by a large number of people through social networks.
The purpose of this fair is to open up spaces for meeting and participation of citizens in the scientific enterprise, to bridge the gap between those who do science and those who perceive through their daily life.
The aim is to create a culture of science, increase their social esteem, awareness of the essential role in day to day and encourage the vocation of young scientists.
Thanks to the participation of the universities of Murcia, the research and technology centers, museums, hospitals and other institutions, you get to bring science and R + D + ia all citizens and show events and phenomena in a practical, more than its mere narrative or theoretical explanation.
Another aspect of the fair is to strengthen the comprehensive internationalization strategy undertaken by the regional government, with the participation of two of the principal organs of dissemination of science in Europe: Centre for Life in England and Portugal Live Science , which unveiled several pioneering activities for the dissemination of science.
Since last Thursday have participated in this meeting a total of 54 institutions.
In addition, the sample had 75 booths, five tents, six tents, a planetarium, an exhibition space of 60 square meters, a kindergarten science, a great stage for science theater and puppets and a room for the development of plastics workshop children.
Source: CARM / Totana.com