Researchers at Schools

Cientista Regressa à Escola – 1st edition

“Scientist Returns to School” (translated from the Portuguese ‘Cientista Regressa à Escola’ and abbreviated CRE) is a science education program for primary school students in the 4th grade (9-10 years old). Through this program, scientists return to their former primary school to carry out 90-minute science workshops for children in their homeland. Priority is given to scientists from low population density areas and schools with poor levels of academic achievement. In 2022, 30 CRE workshops were held in schools in 14 municipalities in mainland Portugal and the islands, reaching 498 children (363 met a scientist for the first time).

These schools belong to different regions, as you can see on the map, with the workshops developed within the RAISE project highlighted in yellow.

Here you can find drawings created by children who took part in the program in 2021/22. The drawings are made before the children meet a scientist and aim to illustrate scientists or their workplace.

To participate visit the site www.cientistaregressaescola.pt

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