The Basque research centers BCAM, BC3, and BCBL are celebrating their 15th anniversary with a science fair!

BCAM, in collaboration with the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) and the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL), will host, for the first time, a unique and distinctive science fair commemorating their 15th anniversary.

The celebration, designed to engage the public in exciting challenges related to climate change, mathematics, and neuroscience, will take place on December 1st at Azkuna Zentroa (Lantegia 1 gunea) in Bilbao from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and on December 15th at Tabakalera (Prisma espazioa) in San Sebastián-Donostia during the same hours.

Here is the link to the programme:

During both events, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in thematic stations addressing various aspects of science:

  1. Biodiversity: In this space, the audience can learn about the carbon dioxide consumed by a plant using a simulator, as well as the lifespan of a tree. Additionally, researchers will guide visitors through a game illustrating the importance of pollination in our ecosystems.
  2. Carbon footprint: Are we aware of our resource consumption? In this workshop, participants can calculate their carbon footprint and compare it with the average consumption in Spain and other Western countries.
  3. Cities of the future: In this activity, the public will have the chance to depict their visions of future cities through drawings, later comparing them with professional illustrations in the field of climate change adaptation.
  4. Topology via the Möbius strip: Unlike a traditional sheet that can be painted on one side and then on the other, the Möbius strip will display a continuous single surface of an object created from a paper sheet that challenges the conventional notion of two distinct faces.
  5. Recreational mathematics: Refresh and delve into basic principles of mathematics such as symmetry or inertia in an enjoyable way through origami!
  6. Riddles and logic: Do you know any logic-based mathematical puzzles (and their solutions)? Researchers will test participants' knowledge through various activities.
  7. Language games: In this area, the public will engage in an interactive experience focused on language assessment, aiming to enhance understanding of dyslexia and specific language impairment (SLI).
  8. Brain corner: The 'Brain Corner' workshop will offer a series of dynamics to understand how the brain functions. Don't miss it!

In addition to these spaces, the day will offer short talk sessions for participants to get firsthand insight into various cutting-edge research topics. From exploring the science of herding to discovering equity in the era of artificial intelligence, and touching on brain plasticity in visual impairment to the fascinating science of foreign accents. Lastly, there will be a surprise for the little ones.

Come and celebrate science in a unique and distinctive way. We look forward to seeing you there!