LIFE Fluvial at the Science Week 2021

Between 8 and 21 November, the University of Oviedo celebrated Science Week, an annual event that aims to bring science and technology closer to the general public and especially to young people.

Within this initiative, LIFE Fluvial has been present in different activities:

It has been present at the Science Fair for Primary Education held at the Polytechnic School of Mieres, with the River Games, LIFE Fluvial, a fun matching game with questions that allow participants to approach through photographic cards to the species (native and invasive) most characteristic of the river corridors, their values, threats and how LIFE Fluvial intervenes in their improvement. More than 300 schoolchildren from schools in central Asturias (Oviedo: CP Carmen Ruiz-Tilve, CPB Ventanielles, CP Germán Fernández Ramos and Colegio Nazarez; Siero: Colegio de Fomento Peñamayor; Olloniego: CP Narciso Sánchez; Pola de Lena: CPEIP Jesús Neira) took part in the game.

The project was also disseminated within the framework of the Passionate Science activity, during the Itinerary Research applied to natural resources and the environment, a tour inside the Institute of Natural Resources and Territorial Planning (INDUROT – University of Oviedo), where the project staff (Antonio Torralba, Laura García de la Fuente, Elena Fernández Iglesias, Jesús Valderrábano Luque and Mauro Sanna) gave a tour to the centre’s facilities to 26 students of 4th grade of the IES Batan Mieres and 50 students of 4th grade and 1st Baccalaureate of the IES Colegio de Fomento Peñamayor de Siero, explaining how river habitats are improved.

Finally, as part of the Science Day at my school activity, teacher Antonio Torralba went to the CP Dolores Medio (Oviedo) and CP Villar (Trubia) schools to give a talk to 4th, 5th and 6th grade primary school pupils on Changing eucalyptus trees for alder and oak groves: improving Atlantic river corridors with LIFE Fluvial.

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