Ciencia Al Tiro (Science Immediately) is an Outreach program developed to encourage interest in science and technology. We initiated our program in 2008 with the development of Hands-On workshops where the students learn about science through performing experiments and constructing projects. We work primarily with seventh grade students in public schools in Cerro Playa Ancha, Valparaiso Chile.
Our program is based in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience, part of the University of Valparaiso. The workshops are taught by scientists from the Center, primarily graduate students, although the program is open to all scientists.Our philosophy is that science is everywhere and knowledge is a gift that cannot be stolen. Thus understanding fundamental concepts in science will help resolve problems throughout life by providing a better understanding of the world around us.