Llíria, CSIC Science Ambassador

The Supreme Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Lyria City Council It started in the municipality Science CityAwareness project in the local environment, aiming to be known to the citizens Scientific and technological news live.

mayor Juanma Miguel and Director of Science Culture and Citizen Science at CSICBora Fernandez, presented this afternoon, in Ka la Villathe contents provided by this initiative and announced the first activities that Llíria residents will be able to participate in.

Ciudad Ciencia has the support Ministry of Science and Innovation It allows cities committed to this program to have scientific publishing activities in multiple forms (exhibitions, conferences, visits to research centers, etc.) cover activities different topics They suggest, for example, the creation of a garden where, through the scientific method, they learn the concepts of sustainable agriculture. Other suggestions invite you to know or discover the properties of olive oil with your five senses How does our sense of smell work? Connected to the brain.

Presentation of the Science City project


mayor Joanna Miguel She highlighted the opportunity she was participating in Science City, because “from now on the citizens of our municipality will be able to get acquainted with the work of the scientific community directly by showing the activities to all audiences”. Llíria is the third municipality in the province of Valencia to commit to this initiative and the fifth in the Valencian Community It is part of Ciudad Ciencia, along with Quart de Poblet, Society of Les Vals, Villena and Aspe.

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Science City It allows to bring the research closer to the daily life of the community, as clearly narrated by its protagonists. Through the activities that we program, a dialogue environment is created between citizens and the scientific community where they can discuss, obtain information and enjoy learning about science and technology based on the interests and context of each area,” he explained, part, Pure Fernandez.

first activities

The project will start with the exhibition Fusion 17, which can be visited at the town’s nursing home, May 9-27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This gallery presents the winning and selected photos in The 17th National Science Photography Contest FOTCIENCIAan initiative of CSIC and Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)Supported by the Jesús Serra Foundation.

The second face-to-face activity will be the “Chocolate Tasting, Healthy Pleasure with Conditions” workshop, which will take place on May 19 in a double morning and evening session. Researchers Mª ngeles Martín and Marta Mesías From the Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition they will present this workshop in which they will take a tour of the history of chocolate and solve issues related to misconceptions about cocoa in an entertaining and participatory way. The activity will conclude with tasting chocolate with the five senses to appreciate the effect that the presence of cocoa has more or less on the sensory properties of different types of chocolate.

Ciudad Ciencia was launched in March 2012 and currently has over 50 participating cities located across Spain. All updated information on municipal programming can be found on the Internet www.citizenscience.es.

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