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They demand the opening of summer programming at C3|  This program of the Scientific Cultural Center employs more than 70 students

They demand the opening of summer programming at C3| This program of the Scientific Cultural Center employs more than 70 students

At least 60 students From national universities with scientific, technological and artistic professions who worked as distributors in the Cultural Center for Science (C3), affiliated with the former Ministry in that region, which today has become a secretariat, They demanded the opening of the summer program, which the authorities canceled. As a form of protest against this measure, on Saturday they will carry out planned activities in the Science Park located near the museum.

The suspension of the C3 summer program led to his resignationon January 5, from the Head of Museums, Exhibitions and Exhibitions of the former Ministry of Science and Technology, Guadalupe Diaz Costanzo. Since the change of government, the Publishing Center has remained under the administration of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Paula Naharniak, who relies on the Secretariat of Innovation, Science and Technology, which is integrated into the structure of the Prime Minister.

“There are currently 60 co-pilots (traditionally called guides) and twelve coordinators, “These are university students with scientific, technological and artistic professions from the public national universities of Buenos Aires, Quilmes and Tres de Febrero, whom we found the museum closed last Thursday and until today we have no news.” student studying Chemical Sciences and Anthropology at UBA, is part of the coordination area of ​​these publishers and has been working at C3 for four years.

Activities in the park

She said: “The idea is to maintain the dialogue with the new authorities but in the meantime, we will support in the way we can what we love and love to do. This means showing science and reaching more people. Therefore, we will carry the museum's activities to the squares.”

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We will meet this Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Science Park, located at 4950 Paraguay Street (and Godoy Cruz), where we will organize activities for all ages. It is the subject of the museum’s C3 halls, in addition to artistic interventions.”

The role of the nearly 60 co-pilots at C3 is to “shape scientific careers,” the coordinator explained, adding: “A scientific person is thought to be a person with gray hair, wearing a white coat, who is crazy.” But when people find us, it greatly encourages them to come and want to study science.

“Science affects us and has implications for our lives. It is important to know, to be informed, and we like to instill doubt and make people question things,” commented Jade about the roles students play in the activities they coordinate at C3.

Visit log

Last year, more than 250,000 people from all over the country and tourists visited the museumThis is a record number of attendees for this cultural center, which was open to the public with free entry every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, and receives school students from Tuesday to Thursday, while providing training on Monday. Over the past four years, they have received nearly 40,000 students from more than 1,000 primary and secondary schools across the country.

Meanwhile, they have traveling exhibitions that travel around different parts of the country and an exhibition on how marine life influences our culture and regulates climate cycles, which comes alive after passing through Technopolis, at the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences, located in the Centenario Park in the Caballito neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

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For his part, Federico Alberti, a student of the audio engineering program at the University of Tres de Febrero (Untref), who is also a member of the team of co-pilot coordinators and trainers, explained that his work is an articulation between the former Ministry of Aviation Sciences and the universities “as scholarships.”

Meanwhile, biologist, science communicator and Conicet researcher Diego Golombek today posted on his X social network account his concern about the C3 situation.

“It must be said that in recent years the tasks of C3 have multiplied, both inside and outside the building: millions of visitors, innovative proposals, international awards and an extraordinary team of scientists, designers, teachers, museum designers, technicians… and guides,” he noted. . He added: “Unfortunately, it seems that these new government’s actions are consistent with a point of view that does not consider science (and its communications) as a pillar of development, sovereignty, and education in general. We need one, two…” Many C3″.