EscoLab is a solid network between researchers and students that has connected 37 science research centres with 16.000 high school students of Barcelona up to now.Nowadays EscoLab is in its sixth edition and it has been growing nonstop since it was created in 2007.
 
The aim of this project is to invite students to get to know, enjoy, think about and express their opinion about what science development means nowadays and the impact of science applications. How do science labs look like today? What is it actually done there? How do scientists work? What are they currently researching? To answer these questions, various scientists based in Barcelona have organized several activities specially oriented to High School students.
 
EscoLab offers more than 100 activities held from October to June in a wide calendar choice among which the students are able to find a great variety of activities: from guided visits to various labs to workshops and scientific experiments where the scientific methodology is used to find solutions to day to day problems. The topics are extremely diverse. From learning to program robots and manoeuvring ship simulators, to exploring a microbiology laboratory experiencing a “smart room”, or asking researchers what can be done to fight cancer. And most importantly, students can get into their labs and have a direct contact with researchers. These are just 5 of over 80 different activities.
 
All the activities are FREE for school groups and they are shown together in a webpage which every year is published on 1st September, when teachers can consult and book them online.
EscoLab was created in 2007, as an initiative of the Programa Barcelona Ciéncia of Institut de Cultura and the Institut d’Educació of the Barcelona City Council, and benefits from the collaboration of the 37 research centres which offer different activities.
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PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

ESCOLAR
A collaborative network for approaching current science to high school students

D. Escobar   Barcelona City Council

M. Molins   Barcelona City Council

B. Espar   Barcelona City Council

EscoLab is a solid network between researchers and students that has connected 37 science research centres with 16.000 high school students of Barcelona up to now.Nowadays EscoLab is in its sixth edition and it has been growing nonstop since it was created in 2007.
 
The aim of this project is to invite students to get to know, enjoy, think about and express their opinion about what science development means nowadays and the impact of science applications. How do science labs look like today? What is it actually done there? How do scientists work? What are they currently researching? To answer these questions, various scientists based in Barcelona have organized several activities specially oriented to High School students.
 
EscoLab offers more than 100 activities held from October to June in a wide calendar choice among which the students are able to find a great variety of activities: from guided visits to various labs to workshops and scientific experiments where the scientific methodology is used to find solutions to day to day problems. The topics are extremely diverse. From learning to program robots and manoeuvring ship simulators, to exploring a microbiology laboratory experiencing a “smart room”, or asking researchers what can be done to fight cancer. And most importantly, students can get into their labs and have a direct contact with researchers. These are just 5 of over 80 different activities.
 
All the activities are FREE for school groups and they are shown together in a webpage which every year is published on 1st September, when teachers can consult and book them online.
EscoLab was created in 2007, as an initiative of the Programa Barcelona Ciéncia of Institut de Cultura and the Institut d’Educació of the Barcelona City Council, and benefits from the collaboration of the 37 research centres which offer different activities.

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