Science is present in every aspect of our lives. However, despite multiple educational efforts, toScientific knowledge is still distant and inaccessible to the general public. For Ximena Gallegos, Leadership Program graduate and Enceiende STEM project leader at Enseña Perú, it is important to bring people closer to the scientific world by drawing on the expertise and experience of the people who practice science.
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Therefore, in order to advance science, Enseña Perú and 3M . created Podcast “Enciende STEM”, an educational space that seeks to spark curiosity towards topics related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation. The goal is that children, teachers and people in general can discover in a dynamic way, together with different experts, how these disciplines contribute to today’s world.
“It is necessary to disseminate science from various fields in order to know how to act in the face of what is happening in the world and take care of our environment and our surroundings in general”, iGallegos points out. In this space, they had a post Pamela Valley, the endemic creator; Ylich Villagra, founder of the Cosechando Aprendizajes Project, and Cristian Vélez, education coordinator for the Amazon Rescue Center (CREA) and Amazon Forever.
Across endemicAn original proposal that unites science and sustainable fashion, Pamela Valley seeks to generate knowledge and interest in biology, through prints of animals, plants, bacteria and viruses on various garments. In the case of learning harvest, Willish Vilagra It uses the ABP (Project-Based Learning) methodology so that students from the Amazon region gain knowledge through experiential projects where they identify, create, design and research solutions to a problem.
finally, Christian Velez, notes that, through CREA, it seeks to show species in danger of extinction in the Amazon, such as the manatee. Additionally, he wants local communities to know about these species, through training to generate environmental awareness in children. In this way, science can be done and contribute to the care of the environment and nature.
The project Turn on STEM It also has a resource website for educators and students, where they can promote and develop new learning in STEM.