For the first time, the photographic exhibition “Ojo de Pez” arrived in the community of Cabo de Hornos. At the same time, the documentary “The Beagle and his two nations” was shown. Both initiatives were organized by the IDEAL Center and included the participation of neighbors and students.
With the aim of valuing science and promoting its link with the communities of the southernmost city in Chile, the Center for Dinamic Research of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) of the Austral University of Chile (UACh) arrived in Puerto Williams to develop various outreach activities.
In this context, for the first time, the photographic exhibition “Ojo de Pez” arrived in the community of Cabo de Hornos. The traveling exhibition was inaugurated at the Donald McIntyre Griffiths High School, where primary and secondary school students were able to see the winning images of the latest version of the contest of the same name. The exhibition can be visited until September 29 from 4:00 p.m.
“We are very impressed with the arrival of the exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for the students of our community and the inhabitants of Puerto Williams to learn more about the country’s marine ecosystems,” said Francisco Fernández, deputy director of the Donald McIntyre Griffiths School.
At the same time, “La Caja IDEAL Magallanes” was delivered to the Municipality of Cabo de Hornos. Among its contents, the books “The great book of climate change;” “Did you know…? From Magallanes to Antarctica;” “Subantarctic macroalgae guide” and “A trip to the colonies. Memoirs and diary of a Scottish shepherd in the Falklands, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego” stand out.
Finally, the premiere of “The Beagle and its two nations” was held, a documentary made by CONICET Documental and co-produced by the IDEAL Center, which portrays the first binational oceanographic campaign between Chile and Argentina in the area. The feature film, which featured interviews with residents of Puerto Williams, was screened at the Pierre Chilli Municipal Library.
“We appreciate that the work of the IDEAL Center expands to our territory, because it gives us historical and scientific relevance. It is important that the inhabitants of Puerto Williams know what our researchers are doing and for us it is essential to provide spaces where science and our history are disseminated,” said Patricio Fernández, mayor of the Cabo de Hornos commune.
“We are very grateful for the call we had in the various scientific outreach activities that we carried out in Puerto Williams. We will continue to reach the most isolated sectors of the region to continue our work to democratize scientific knowledge,” concluded Andrea Navarro, Director of Communications at the IDEAL Center.