Macaronigth 2023

Sunday, 24 September, 2023

MacaroNight is an initiative framed in the «European Researchers' Night» which is celebrated on the last Friday of each month September in more than 300 cities since 2018. Its objective is to "disseminate the research activity carried out in European universities and R&D centers, in a close and attractive way, and to promote scientific vocations among men and women." young people.

This project is an initiative promoted by La Palma Research Centre; the Sociedade Afonso Chaves-Associação de Estudos Açoreanos; the Foundation of the Scientific and Technological Park of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; the Universidad da Madeira and the General Foundation of the University of La Laguna. It is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), an initiative to promote scientific careers in Europe, which is part of Horizon Europe; European Union Framework Program for Research and Innovation; and in Tenerife it has the collaboration of the CEPSA FOUNDATION, the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society of the Government of the Canary Islands, CajaSiete, the Arona City Council, the General Directorate of Youth and the Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands.

This edition will take place in four places: Paraninfo of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Humanities Building, ULPGC, Poema del Mar Aquarium and Museum and Cueva Pintada Archaeological Park in Gáldar. These locations will become epicenters of learning and entertainment, where the latest research and technologies related to ocean conservation can be explored.

During the mornings of September 28 and 29, science and technology will be within the reach of boys, girls and young primary, secondary and high school students from schools and institutes in Gran Canaria.

The ULPGC Paraninfo, in Vegueta, will be the main setting for these activities, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in a hybrid format. The young public in secondary and high school will receive talks and participate in activities given by researchers from the ULPGC, who will address topics such as climate change, microplastics or natural disasters such as the recent one that occurred on La Palma, the Tajogaite volcano. In this last talk, the results of monitoring the colonization by marine organisms of the volcano's flows will be shown and the natural laboratory that emerged after the catastrophic event will be assessed to improve the sustainable management of marine resources.

The Humanities Building of the ULPGC will offer workshops taught by the University Institute of Textual Analysis and Applications (IATEXT), such as “We learn Canarian and American vocabulary” with which they will work colloquial expressions so that students know their Canarian and American origins; or “Tweeting from ancient Rome: SenentiApp”, in which you will discover classic authors. In addition, a European corner with games (EU CORNER) will be established and a drawing contest will be organized for the little ones. Meanwhile, at 10:00 in the morning, other schools will have the opportunity to visit the Cueva Pintada de Gáldar Museum and Archaeological Park.


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