Education and leisure, learning and fun, go hand in hand in Santa Margarita Park every year in May. Saturday in the calendar is reserved for Science Day in the Street, a morning and afternoon gathering in the city’s large green area that brings together teachers, students and families from A Coruña and other Galician cities to share scientific knowledge. good time. Outdoor rat.
Santa Margarita gathered up to 48 schools: Betanzos, Culleredo, Ribadeo, Cambre, Carral, Coristanco, Ortigueira, Arteixo, Miño, Arzúa, Pontedeume, Outes, As Pontes, Zas, Poio, Oleiros and Cerceda, and .
Students from these schools showcased science projects to the citizens throughout the day from various fields of work and research they had prepared throughout the school year. In addition, there were parallel activities such as a performance by the Municipal Music Band on the steps of the Casa de las Ciencias.
Space knowledge, sustainable fishing, horticulture and botany, blood donation, climate change, magnetic forces or old toys are some of the areas of work that participants focus on. These centers started various activities to illustrate or complement their own programs, such as workshops, alchemical magic, providing electric circuits, making plasticine figurines, recycling, origami or health practices produced by the Red Cross.
During the day, many institutions and companies related to scientific activities participated in informative activities: the Faculty of Science and the School of Civil Engineering of the University of A Coruña, the President of Emalcsa-UDC, the Maritime Center of A Coruña and the Institute of Biomedical Research (INIPIC), among others. Six giant heads featuring Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Archimedes, Marie Curie, Jacques Cousteau and Charles Darwin circled the city to encourage participation.
Science museums had free access this Saturday. In the case of the Aquarium Finisterre, in case of parking difficulties in the afternoon, it will be necessary to return some previously sold-out calls. Entry to Domus and House of Science is free and the places that recorded the highest number of visits during the day.