10 years of the PRBB Open Day

On October 7th, for the tenth year in a row, the PRBB threw open its doors to let the public find out more about the research that takes place in the park’s centres. The day was possible thanks to the 262 volunteers who generously dedicated their first Saturday in October to raising people’s awareness of science.

Around 2000 people visited the 20 labs that were open, where researchers explained their work. They were also able to listen to the latest news on neuroscience, ageing and contamination in the ten scientific talks that were given. Workshops and experiments in the inner square offered specific activities on cardiovascular health, biological diversity, and the possibility of collaborating on a real project about cognitive improvement in children with Down’s syndrome.

This year, following on from the success of the last two years, children aged 3 to 8 once again had their own little space where they could do age-appropriate experiments and crafts. New this year, and run in collaboration with the Hospital del Mar Cardiology Service, was a space where slightly older children, from 9 to 12, could explore how their bodies react to exercise. Once again the day was a huge success, thanks to everyone!

Storify of the PRBB Open Day 2017

PDF: Report of the PRBB Open Day 2017 (in Catalan)