The Guanajuato Education Secretariat, in coordination with IDEA Gto and the Italian Embassy, was responsible for organizing “FutureRemote 2021” under the banner of “Transitions”, an event that sought to enhance the participation of basic level students in science dissemination activities.
In this way, high school students from Salamanca who represent the entity shared through a video link with researchers from the Concordia Antarctic base; All this in the context of the celebration of “World Environment Day”.
In the virtual event, students from different parts of the Republic of Mexico, as well as from Italy, also participated. Sixteen students from Héroes Salmantinos and Técnica 38 Secondary Schools represent Guanajuato.
Children were able to interact with researchers at Concordia Station located on the East Antarctic Plateau, which the scientific community considers a strategic site for the study of Earth-cover craters, paleoclimatic studies, terrestrial climate, and interplanetary space. Astrology, earth sciences and space medicine.
Alexandre Aguilera Rico, 15, a student at Technical School 38 in the municipality of Salamanca, asked Concordia researchers the question: Given the weather conditions, is it possible that the COVID-19 virus is present in that place? And if possible, what would they do?
When asked, the scientists explained that those inhabiting the Concordia base, were in quarantine, subjected to strict checks, with high security and left until they tested negative against COVID-19.
However, they emphasized that in the remote case where any of them tested positive for the virus, the Concordia base is equipped for possible isolation in case of suspected COVID and has the equipment for the indicated care until their evacuation. , in the event that there is no possibility of evacuation, all systems are in place to be able to give the required attention.