Mapas Lab participated at the Open Day of the Marine Research Center of the UVigo

Experiments, games, crafts, drawings, challenges… Any of these alternatives can be used to get closer to marine science and gain knowledge about the oceans. This is what the people who came to A Laxe shopping centre to the science fair organised by the University of Vigo’s Marine Research Centre (CIM) as part of the Divulgando Ciencia Singular (Disseminating Singular Science) programme found out this Friday.

As it was impossible to carry out this activity in the street, as planned, due to bad weather, the stalls were moved to the first floor of the A Laxe shopping centre. There, researchers from the CIM explained to both adults and children the work carried out in the laboratories, the scientific advances made and the challenges that still lie ahead in terms of knowledge of the marine environment and the future of the seas and oceans.

The aim of this type of initiative is, on the one hand, to raise awareness of marine science and the work of the CIM’s research staff and, on the other, to generate scientific vocations in the children who take part in these activities with their families. Thus, the people who came to this scientific fair were able to learn about different lines of work related to biodiversity, climate change, fishing, palaeontology and genetics.