IFOP jointly with  Concón Municipality hold ecological talks in schools
3 May, 2019

IFOP jointly with Concón Municipality hold ecological talks in schools

May 8th, 2019 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

Within the framework of the Month of the Sea, the first educational activity was held at Escuela Oro Negro, with the following ones programmed at Puente Colmo and Irma Salas Silva Schools

Between May 3rd and 23th , Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) together with Concón Municipality will hold a series of talks in three schools which belong to the district; Oro Negro, Puente Colmo, Irma Salas Silva. Its objective is to teach students the care about the ocean and resources that inhabit it. In a simple, didactic and entertaining language, IFOP researchers explain to children the damage that garbage produces in the sea and it is about creating awareness in the care of our environment.

The first talk was in charge of researcher María Fernanda Jiménez called Microplastic in the oceans. She commented that “it is important for children to know the main problems that are currently happening in the oceans, students are more receptive to what they learn, so the talk focuses on explaining where the plastic that people leave on the beaches arrives. , generating with it a huge damage to fish, since, they can get to eat that plastic generating illness and death in the fish. On the other hand, sea turtles are affected, they get confused and believe that plastic bags are jellyfish and eat them causing their death. The talk aside to teach students aims to raise awareness and that they give a warning voice to adults, ask their parents to collect garbage from the beaches and take care of the environment ”

This is IFOP Schedule in Concon

– Escuela Oro Negro, Friday, May 3rd , 11:00 Hrs. Attending 8th graders A and B, 51 Students.-

– Puente Colmo School, Wednesday May 22nd 10:30 Hrs. The Garbage in the Ocean.

– Irma Salas Silva School, Thursday 23rd May, 4th graders A and B, 11:00 Hrs.

Researcher Luis Ossa Medina stressed out that his talk will focus on “the various impacts that inorganic waste can produce in the oceans. “We will explain to the students possible places where plastic waste can end up accumulating, and how they can be transformed into microplastics and in this way affect the entire trophic plot to even cause possible harm to the human being as final consumer. The possible solutions to protect and care for the marine environment will be pointed out. The researcher tells us that final purpose intended with these presentations is to generate awareness to encourage care or responsibility to deposit the trash in the right places “.

Finally, researcher Victoria Escobar, who will give the talk What are corals?, said that “Science is an exciting branch, if you look around there is science behind everything that surrounds us allows us to see reality through a window of reasoning. However, scientists use languagethat is so specific that it escapes from the general public. To spread is to make it easy so something that seems as a difficult thing would be made understandable, that is our task to make it comprehensible, to bring what seems impossible near in order to be reachable, for that reason I chose this subject “corals” is to immerse children in a wonderfully multicolored world, full of life down there in our oceans. These activities with the children, helps them to exercise critical thinking, explains amazing things, creates more scientists and finally reminds us of our commitment to society in general. “

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