Public lecture: Science Education and Communication as a key Social Process: The example of the Lousal CIÊNCIA VIVA Science Centre, Portugal

Science communication needs to be able to translate complex science topics into a form that is easily understandable by the general public. This process raises awareness about the contribution of science to solve societal issues and is part of an educational framework that provides tools for informed decision-making. The development of a sustainable society should be seen as a continuous process of learning and change, involving a variety of actors that provide guidance and leadership in formal and non-formal learning contexts. The Lousal mining village comprises a Mining Museum, a Science Centre and an Underground Mining Gallery. In this presentation, we will emphasize the importance of science education and communication for the society using some results of this ongoing project. 


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