Rosa Maria Ros
Ciencia en Acción, Spain
Science on Stage Spain
Since the year 2000, Science on Stage Spain is organised in ‘Ciencia en Acción’. It is primarily intended to recognise the work of Spanish STEM teachers of all levels of education, professional social media and staff of the Museum of Science and scientific communication centers.
The main objective of Ciencia en Acción is to reward the drive, achievement and consistent work of thousands of teachers who are aware that future generations are in their hands. There are 15 different categories to present all projects received in each annual event. Besides the national festival, Science on Stage Spain organises training courses, awards prizes in “Cercle de Economia”, and organises lectures and round tables.
The Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF), the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT), the Geological Society of Spain (SGE) and the National University of Distance Education (UNED) support ‘Ciencia en Acción’ in collaboration with the National Research Council (CSIC). The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), assist in financing the “Ciencia en Acción” programme.
From 7-9 October 2016 the Spanish Science on Stage festival took place at Escuela Politécnica Superior de Algeciras, Cádiz as the 17th edition of 'Ciencia an Acción'. At the event, the Spanish delegation for the European Science on Stage festival 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary was chosen.
'Ciencia en Acción' put a special emphasis on recognizing, promoting and rewarding the labour of teachers of all educational levels in order to help all students to extend their scientist background and their valuation of the role of the science, in all its areas. The program had a total of 16 different categories.
There were also three categories of the contest “Adopta una Estrella”. The main objective of this competition was to wake up and to foment the interest of children and teenagers in the world of the Astronomy.
Organised by: CSIC, Cellex Foundation, Lilly Foundation, ICMAT, RSEF, RSEQ, SEA, SEBBM, SGE and UNED
For further information about the event visit www.cienciaenaccion.org.
From 16-17 October the science teaching festival 'Ciencia en Acción' took place at Viladecans, Barcelona under the motto 'Can Calderon and Cubic'. About 300 participants from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru presented 90 enthralling projects and scientific demonstrations on astronomy. Please, find further information at www.cienciaenaccion.org
Science on Stage Spain has invited Marian Brad from Romania to hold a teacher training within the framework of the Spanish Science on Stage event (see above).
These two projects of the last Science on Stage festival 2013 are presented:
- Rhythm of the Sound
Montserrat Sancho (Spain)
Marian Brad (Romania)