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Obra Social ,la Caixa, and the City of Salou join at the International Year of Biodiversity


Salou. Costa Dorada. Obra Social "la Caixa" with the support of the City of Salou presents from 8 to 12 November the mobile classroom and Old Navy sailboat from scientific program "La Caixa in favor of the sea. The Councillor for Public Health and Environment of the City of Salou, Montserrat Porter, Rafael Bel, director of the office of "la Caixa" in Salou, Alejandro Perez, biologist of the Department of Science, Research and Environment Social Work "la Caixa" Albert Planas, biologist and educator of the CRAM Foundation, and Godofredo Dominguez, president of the Club Náutico de Salou, presented the Club Náutico Salou the new campaign on the protection of marine areas of the program "la Caixa" for the sea. The core of the project ranges from awareness of the importance of protecting these areas to preserve biodiversity threatened to spread the wealth and fragility of the marine ecosystem. With this campaign, Obra Social "la Caixa" joins the efforts of the scientific community and all who promote biodiversity conservation by an intense work of spreading over the sea and their needs. Obra Social "la Caixa" CRAM bring the sea to the town to show him all the wealth and fragility hidden, and also encourage respect and conservation. The campaign for scientific program "la Caixa" in favor of the sea this year focuses on marine biodiversity and the importance of preserving endangered ecosystems. The United Nations has declared 2010 the Year of Biodiversity to demonstrate its importance in our lives and try to keep it. Coinciding with this initiative, Obra Social "la Caixa" fosters interest among the public and marine habitats for flora and fauna that make up. "La Caixa" in favor of the sea in this campaign will have a complete educational program directed at both students and the general public. Thus, the mobile classroom will become an open platform for dissemination worldwide. The team specializes in marine biology education will guide the educational activity for fifty minutes, which consists of two parts. At first, the group mobile classroom where you'll propose different activities, such as videos, exhibitions and workshops. One goal of the visit is to explain the importance of marine diversity and the need to preserve it. To make it more understandable for the first time have created a mobile panels with all the information about life in the marine environment, marine protected areas and their endangered species, changing as the community where they are. The environmental activity of "la Caixa" for the sea route of the "Old Navy" suggests alternatives to reduce the negative impacts of human activities on the marine environment. At the end of the visit, and a second part of this educational activity, participants will go aboard the boat scientist, Old Navy, to see how a ship is engaged in clinical and recovery of marine animals and which performs tasks of exploration and marine conservation. Visitors will also enjoy, thanks to a virtual vision goggles, a dive that shows several simulated marine ecosystems and to observe the different degrees of conservation. For participants between 5 and 8 years, tells the story City Biodiversity, in which two kids go into the seabed through magic glasses and write a letter about the different habits to protect biodiversity. For the first time, the story becomes an interactive activity because they are the same children who visit have to finish writing this letter. Thanks to the success of the initiative that began in the last campaign, the educational activity of the Old Navy moved back out of the boat is'acosta hospitals to increase their informative function. Therefore, teachers moved to hospital CiberCaixa (halls for Welfare "la Caixa" in hospitals to promote recovery of children admitted), which, through educational activities such as games, workshops, books and audiovisual material and multimedia, attendees will learn the problems caused by the degradation of marine biodiversity, as well as possible solutions. The goal is that virtual visits and other educational tools, hospitals will recreate the atmosphere and the feelings of children when visiting the ship, to export, thus all the educational content that After the visit.  



Tags: costa dorada, mont-ral, painting, sculpture, exhibitions, museums
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