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"Manya's Secret" captures the attention of Science Museum volunteers.

The scientific institution has brought together some thirty volunteers to inform them of the activities planned for the coming academic year.

FotoCedida/Museum volunteersperforming one of the tests.

24 | 09 | 2021

The Science Museum of the University of Navarra kicks off the new academic year. And it does so by bringing together the volunteers who will collaborate this year in the development and implementation of its activities.

The conference -which was held on Thursday, September 23 at 19:00 in the Science Building of the University- began with the intervention of Ignacio López-Goñi, director of the museum, who presented the backbone of the activities planned for this academic year: Science and Technology Week, III edition of #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival, "Women in Science" video series, Science Communication and Dissemination Seminar, "Science in the Street" project, Cienceando Camps, among others.  

The second part of the meeting included the presentation of "The Secret of Manya", a science education project developed by Dr. Cristina Sola, which the Science Museum will bring to schools that request it.  

This science outreach initiative known as "Break Out" -the use of games as a learning tool-, is aimed at students in the 4th year of ESO, who must solve a problem in 70 minutes by solving puzzles, riddles and enigmas related to the contents of the subject of chemistry. The game is made up of a total of six boxes -which can be done in groups of five people at a time- containing the different materials to carry out the activity.

Álex Pérez Maiztegui, a volunteer at the Museum, was very satisfied with the possibilities offered by this game. "The experience has been very positive and it is a fabulous tool for the dissemination of chemistry. Teamwork is essential to solve the different riddles and situations that occur". 

According to Dr. Sola, creator of this project, the name "Manya" comes from the nickname that Marie Curie's family used to address her.

Photo gallery of the meeting

2021 Volunteer Meeting