Researchers of the Group 9 of Universities will visit the classrooms of Primary, Secondary and Pre-university Courses on the occasion of the Circular Science program
Circular Science is one of the main actions of the European project of the European Night of Researchers and Researchers G9 Missions
More than 215 scientists will be disseminating science and technology in educational centers from this month of October until the end of March 2023. The program will also continue during the following academic year
The initial programme of Circular Science has about 175 talks and workshops in primary and secondary schools in the autonomous communities of the institutions of the Group 9 of Universities. These talks aim to bring science and the latest research closer to the 5 missions of the Horizon Europe programme that focus on: caring for the health of soil and food, the fight against cancer, adaptation to climate change, the development of cities smart and climate neutral, and the care of water and the oceans.
The objective of Circular Science is to bring closer information in pre-university educational centers, placing special emphasis on including those located in rural areas that do not usually have access to this type of events. The activities are carried out in close collaboration with their teachers, proposing, in some cases, pedagogical techniques oriented towards interaction, such as project-based education and inquiry-based science teaching. For this reason, the activities mainly include talks, experiments, workshops, challenges and games.
After the visit, the students will have the opportunity to participate in the contest ‘A mission, a purpose. What can I do?’ Presenting a brief essay with what they have learned that will include the feelings that it has produced in them. Those selected will be part of the book of missions that will give visibility to both the work of the research staff and the work of the educational center.
The G9MISSIONS project has a special focus on the challenges that Europe faces in the future and the EU missions. The consortium of universities offers a complete outreach program designed so that citizens can learn the fundamentals and principles behind each mission from an early age.
At the end of this school year, the definitive list of talks and workshops that have been held will be published, as well as those researchers and educational centers that have participated. The Circular Science programme can be consulted on the project website: https://nocheinvestigag9.es/ciencia-circular/
Under the name of ‘G9 Missions. Go for the Missions!’ The institutions that make up the Group 9 of Universities, coordinated by the University of Cantabria, come together for the third consecutive year in a consortium to jointly celebrate the European Night of Researchers in 2022 and 2023. As a novelty the consortium also presents two annual preview events and the Circular Science outreach programme.
The activities of the consortium, formed by the universities of Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Oviedo, País Vasco, Pública de Navarra and Zaragoza, with the collaboration of the University of La Rioja, are available on the page: https://nocheinvestigag9.es/
This project is funded by the European Union within the Horizon Europe: Research and Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement number 101061455.COMPARTE EN TUS REDES SOCIALES CON EL HASHTAG #NIGHTSPAIN