Exposcience, the festival of science, technology and innovation of the Universitat de València, goes back to its traditional format and holds its XIV edition with a programme that covers over a hundred recreational and educational activities for all audiences. Games, learning and fun are guaranteed. It will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 10 PM to 2 PM at the Science Park of the academic institution.
Expocience is the open day of the Science Park (PCUV) of the Universitat de València, an Innovation ecosystem located at the Burjassot-Paterna Campus and a place where scientists and entrepreneurs work to transfer knowledge to the productive sector and to society.
As every year, the Park organises this festival of science, technology and innovation with the aim of showing its research activity to the public. It will do so by playing games throughout Saturday morning.
This year, the organisation has prepared more than one hundred recreational and educational proposals. Apart from the activities that the PCUV research institutes and the School of Engineering (ETSE) offer every year, enterprises from the Park, various centres, departments and entities of the Universitat de València (the Lluís Alcanyís Foundation and the Museum of Natural History, among others), the Experimenta fair, the Natura projects, various associations and NGOs, the City of Arts and Sciences, the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Health Research Institute Hospital La Fe will participate in the festival, among others.
Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology, Robotics and other workshops will be offered to visitors so that they can plunge into the most recreational aspect of science and technology. They will be drawing microorganisms, cooking on the Arctic, watching the Universe from the depths of the ocean, building a LEGO particle detector, watching cells, monitoring environmental radioactivity, helping to decontaminate the planet with sponges or inflating balloons with the help of yeasts. There will also be Slime and a simulated hang gliding trip through Valencian lands. They will be able to discover the power of light and the secrets of the plants, save bees, launch rockets or be palaeontologists for a day.
Visitors will also be able to share experiences with great scientists, as the ones who work in the European Space Agency or the Large Hadron Collider of the CERN, as well as those whose job is to preserve biodiversity, energy efficiency and the environment. Most of these experts work at the Science Park and will attend the Exposcience available for everyone.
Organised by the Science Park in conjunction with the Universitat de València, the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and Valencian Government, Exposcience receives lots of visitors each year.
The organization recommends the use of public transport. www.expociencia.org
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