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More than 8,000 people participate in the activities of the Science Museum of the University of Navarre.

The institution has made a video of the main activities carried out during the last academic year and starts in September with a new web page.

22/09/20 07:00 Enrique Cobos

The Science Museum of the University of Navarra has registered more than 8,000 people, mainly young people, who have participated in its face-to-face activities during academic year 2019-2020. In addition, it has made a video summary in which it collects the activity developed both face-to-face and online.

The activities with the highest participation were the science film festival #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival with more than 1,700 attendees; the guided visits to exhibition of its collections with more than 1,600 schoolchildren; the conferences of the cycle "The Science Museum Explains" with nearly 1,000 participants; the experimentation sessions in schools with more than 1,000 students; and the Science and Technology Week with more than 600 attendees.

"Our annual program of activities is aimed at all audiences, because we want to teach and transmit science to the Navarre society, and we do it through film, lectures, experimentation, guided tours, and virtual reality," says Marta Revuelta, manager of activities of the Science Museum of the University of Navarra.

In addition, the Science Museum has developed other activities such as, for example, summer camps for children, virtual reality glasses, the Atomic Escape Room, the documentary of the month, monologue contest, urban safaris, the collection of videos of "Women in Science", and experimentation sessions in schools through the project "The Periodic Suitcase". The Museum has also held other activities to commemorate certain "scientific" days, such as the Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), Darwin Day (February 12) and Environment Day (June 5), among others.

The Science Museum has adapted to status due to COVID-19 and has developed online activities such as, for example, "Five days of cinema and science", "Science from your home" -experiments to do at home and with the family-, webinars on the environment, or informative clips on COVID-19 made by experts in different disciplines.

For the next academic year the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has granted provisional a subsidy for the development of some activities of knowledge dissemination projected by the Science Museum and the Scientific Culture Unit of the University of Navarra, such as the Science and Technology Week in November, the next scientific film festival #LabMeCrazy! to be held in February 2021, a video-book on "Women in Science", and a seminar on Science Communication and knowledge dissemination .

Enrique Baquero, professor of the School of Sciences, performs an urban safari through Pamplona in the framework of the activities of #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival held in September 2019.

A new website to bring the Museum closer to society

The Science Museum has been working for the last few months on a new website to give more visibility and accessibility to the different activities organized by the scientific institution.

Through the new platform you can obtain information about the Science Museum and its activities, guided tours, exhibitions, funds and collections, and ways to collaborate with the new project. The Scientific Culture Unit of the University of Navarra also has a presence in this communicative space and through it you will be able to access material on knowledge dissemination, scientific news and courses of training.