"Every summer, Ciência Viva organizes field activities for the general public, in collaboration with research institutes, universities, associations and local authorities. Astronomy in summer, Biology in summer, Geology in summer and Science in the lighthouses are now part of the Portuguese cultural agenda in July and August. We believe these activities promote public awareness of science, providing opportunities for personal contact with science specialists and institutions in the different fields. These initiatives are free and open to all, with a focus on practical activities, providing active observation and interaction with specialists from the relevant fields. They are intensely publicized on the media (newspapers, radio, TV), bringing science, in an informal and lively way, into the citizens´ holidays."
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