Following the success of ‘Bus ConCiencia’, Fundación Ecoscience has promoted another educational project in Chile. Inaugurated in mid-December 2017, the new mobile laboratory ‘Conciencia Magallanes’ is ready to travel into the scientifically fascinating region of Magallanes, the southernmost and second least populated region of the country, that also comprises the Chilean Antarctica.
The mission is to promote an inquiry-based science education for children and schools in this remote and not easily accessible region. The mobile laboratory will support different learning experiences through practical activities and experiments, in order to stimulate enthusiasm for scientific discovery and foster natural curiosity about how the world works. It will also facilitate access to scientific information and materials for teachers, who can subsequently introduce concepts and experiments in their lesson plans.
Magallanes is a privileged area for exploration and scientific global research, from the study of ocean currents to whale communication: the new mobile laboratory will be the means for pupils and students to investigate science, nature and biodiversity and it will also strengthen environmental awareness in young generations.
Watch the launch of the ‘Conciencia Magallanes’ project on Youtube and read the profile of the first initiative ‘Bus ConCiencia’, a travelling laboratory reaching rural schools and remote communities in Chile.