Science in the Street Day - 9th May
Our friends at IEO took part in the Science in the Street Day, organised by the city hall of A Coruña this past May. IEO participated with an exhibition offering several interactive activities and hands-on science experiments. The aim was to allow the public to "spend a day with a scientist", allowing science of the oceans to be shared in a fun way. The event was an oportunity to break down the traditional walls between scientists and the rest of society. The SFS brochure was distributed on the day and an SFS poster showing the main benefits of the sea for the society was also on display.
IEO Blue Talks - 7th May
A series of three Oceancentric talks was also given by members of IEO during a special conference day organised by A Coruña city hall.
The first presentation explained the importance of the marine scientists for society. The second lecture was about the role of marine scientists in the sustainable exploitation of the biological resources of the sea. Finally, in the third conference, the trophic webs of the sea were explained in a light and enjoyable way.
Open-Door Event at IEO - 6th June
Over 1,100 visitors turned out when the Oceanographic Center of A Coruña opened its doors to commemorate World Oceans Day 2015. IEO designed and ran the event with an exhibition and several interactive activities. Visitors were given the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the marine research center and see for themselves how scientists work. A special drawing competition for children was held on the day, which encouraged children to really engage with the Ocean and its role in our daily lives.