Monday, August 21, 2006

P. Rosenzweig: Encounters with science at ULA, Vernezula: An Incetive for Learning

This is about a program to establish science on all levels of education in order to counteract the lack of interest in science and the deterioration in the learning of science. They provide well prepared personnel which can aid faculty members who want to improve things and they organise events ("Encounters with Science") for children at the school of science where an extra effort is made to fight the impression that science is hard and that scientists are heartless, boring people.

These events have many stands with experiments (with much voluntary work from students) and are very popular with several thousand participants and intensive media coverage. This initiative from the most western part of Venezuela has spread over many parts of the country and will soon be held for the seventh time.

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