During 2021 and 2022, IREC designed and developed “Gara y la energía que nos rodea” (Gara and the energy that surrounds us)- an exhibition project of innovative scientific dissemination. It is a tool aimed at non-specialized public that improves the general scientific-technical education of society through a relevant topic, energy sustainability, in order to show current energy solutions thanks to the work carried out by the different lines of research of the IREC.
The second edition, called “Gara y la energía que nos rodea 3.0“, started in July 2022. In this occasion, the novelty lies in the adaptation of the exhibition to the digital format. The generation of different innovative tools is also incorporated: two breakout-type online educational modules (for primary and secondary education) accompanied by an escape game, a didactic unit for teachers as a resource before and after the visit, a total of five downloadable infographics about this area (with audio reading) and a virtual visit to the exhibition itself.
Designed by IREC with the collaboration of the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT), “Gara y la energía que nos rodea 3.0” is an educational outreach project directed to young people and students to promote scientific vocations. It aims at providing knowledge on the generation, storage, distribution and consumption of energy from the energy transition point of view.
The target audience is primary and secondary school students, as well as students from rural centers. In addition, it continues to bet on inclusion by paying attention to students with special needs.
Teaching materials and videos
You can find dissemination material of Gara specially designed for high school teachers (ESO & Batxillerat), related to generation, storage, distribution and consumption of energy, and different activities related to teaching energy at schools. Follow this link.
You can find a summary of the locations where Gara has been (or will be) exhibited throughout the Catalan territory. All the details can be found in our event’s webpage (click here).
We are interested to hear your opinion about the exhibition. Did you like it? Do you think we can improve on something?
Please let us know! You can find the survey in the following link.
The project is in collaboration with FECYT (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología)- Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades under the 2020 and 2021 calls “Convocatoria de ayudas para el Fomento de la Cultura Científica, Tecnológica y de la Innovación“