Launch of the “Naturalists” game: promoting knowledge in natural history museums

The Natural History Museum of Valparaiso collaborates in the development and dissemination of an innovative public science project led by the Autonomous University of Chile, which promotes the dissemination of science and the preservation of natural heritage, stimulating new generations through knowledge and evaluation of Chile’s biodiversity. .

On June 19, the Natural History Museum of Valparaiso participated in the launch of the game “natural scientists”, An initiative of the Public Science Project: History and Nature, funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation. This game is the result of the project “History and Nature: Learning about Natural History Museums through Play” (CP22-P200), submitted to the 2022 Public Science Fund and developed by the Center for Science Communication at the Autonomous University of Chile, with the collaboration of Ludoismo, the Natural History Museums of Valparaiso and Concepcion. , the Regional Museum of Aysén and CECREA.

The project examines the history of naturalists who built natural history museums in the country from the nineteenth century to the present, and highlights their contribution to the development of natural sciences and the growth of museums. Through this game, young people will be able to meet important people who have greatly contributed to the advancement of science, in addition to learning about the discovery, identification and study of species. This will allow them to understand the importance of knowing, relating and valuing the richness of biodiversity and natural heritage of our country.

During the development of the game, museum collections are addressed and recognised, divided into traditional organizational areas including flora, fauna, anthropology and geology. This interdisciplinary approach promotes a comprehensive understanding of natural and cultural heritage.

See also  AniCura Navia Veterinary Hospital, at the forefront of veterinary medicine in Vigo

At the launch event, Sergio Quiroz, Director of the Natural History Museum of Valparaiso, highlighted the importance of promoting science learning and encouraging new generations to pursue scientific careers. He also stressed the value of disseminating biological collections, as they constitute a vital reservoir for our biodiversity. He expressed his gratitude for the museum’s inclusion in this project and announced that the game will soon be available to share with the community.

This activity is added to our editorial line and to the activities programmed within the framework of the programme “Museum + Science”Which seeks to create spaces for learning, knowledge and professional exploration for boys and girls, from the basic sciences to the more specialized. Through initiatives such as these, the Natural History Museum of Valparaíso reaffirms its commitment to scientific education, dissemination of knowledge, and stimulating new generations to discover and appreciate the natural world that surrounds us.

The launch of the Chilean Natural History Collections Game, through collaboration, aims to address the history of naturalists who built natural history museums in the country from the nineteenth century to the present, taking into account their contribution to the development of natural sciences and the growth of museums, and also highlighting the importance of natural history museums in the country. The nature of women. The game is the result of the Public Science Project CP22-P200 “History and Nature, Learning about Natural History Museums through Game”, and is funded by the Public Science Program of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge, Innovation and Development. By the Center for Scientific Communication at the Autonomous University of Chile.

See also  The Cuban surgeon was forced to return to study medicine in Canada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *