Public schools students and teachers from Recife-PE and neighboring municipalities now have free transportation to Espaço Ciência, located in Olinda-PE. Through the support of Instituto TIM to science and technology museums and centers, Espaço Ciência acquired three school buses so that more students could visit the exhibitions and scientific activities promoted by the museum.
“These buses will enable an increase of 80,000 visitors a year at Espaço Ciência. It is a very significant contribution,” said the museum’s director, Antonio Carlos Pavão. The buses are also used for special events. On October 20th, 80 students from Professora Inês Borba School took the transport to check the activities of Espaço Ciência organized for the 12th National Week of Science and Technology, held from October 19th to 25th. The visit was accompanied by the representative of the Instituto TIM Felipe Leão.
“It was well organized, lots of fun. We had a different day, we learned experiments that we can do at home,” said 9th grader Atalia Thayllane Barbosa. “We are very grateful to Instituto TIM for giving us this great opportunity to visit Espaço Ciência and give us a chance to learn more about many important things,” said student Beatriz dos Santos Silvestre, from the 2nd year of High School.
Between October 28th and 30th, public and private schools will have free shuttle from Espaço Ciência to the 21st Ciência Jovem, one of the largest science fairs in Brazil. Promoted by Espaço Ciência, the fair takes place at Classic Hall, in Olinda, and will host this year more than 300 projects from students and teachers from all over Brazil and Latin America.