Wednesday , March 29 2023

The Science Park is bright green to promote health and well-being



The science park in Granada opened in 2021 lit up in green to promote health, in a year in which it became the most important value due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout January, the Observatory Tower and the Dome of the Astronomical Observatory will be dressed in this color to communicate the goal of sustainable development 3 – Health and well-being – which will also be promoted through thematic museum visits on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons .

It is an action that began last Christmas and is developed within the program of activities organized by the Parque de las Ciencias on the occasion of its 25th anniversary and which aims to disseminate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the UN.

Thus, every month and until August, at dusk, the profile of the building will be illuminated in a different color to represent some SDGs for which the museum has worked since its inception, such as quality education, gender equality, climate action, promoting accessible and clean energy or conserving underwater life and terrestrial ecosystems, among others.

In addition to the lighting, thematic visits will be added around each SDG that will be included in the entrance to the museum and that will try to make the public aware of the importance of achieving these goals in 2030.

On September 25, 2015, more than 190 countries, including Spain, pledged to meet the 17 SDGs proposed by the UN and meet them in 2030. The goals are to achieve equality between people, protect the planet and ensure prosperity as part of the new sustainable development agenda. .

Thematic visits for health promotion will take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 16:30 and 18:00. These will be aimed at all audiences and will include a demonstration explanation in Pendulum Onda to present, through physics and art, the SDGs, a tour of the Journey to the Human Body Pavilion, with a special focus on promoting healthy habits and where a workshop on viruses will be organized to better understand how they spread and how to avoid contagion.

It will be completed with a visit to the oil mill where visitors will learn about the production process of olive oil and its beneficial effects on health.

February will be dedicated to SDG 5 – Gender Equality -, March SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation -, April SDG 13 – Climate Action, May to SDG 14 – Underwater Life -, June to SDG 4 – Quality Education -, July to SDG 7 – Accessible and Clean Energy – and August to SDG 15 – Life of Terrestrial Ecosystems -.

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