On the occasion of “Science Week”, celebrated from November 6 to 16, Dr. Sylvia Earlebiologist, explorer and activist for the defense of the oceans, will visit the Oceanogràfic in Valencia on Monday, November 6.

Dr. Earle’s relationship with Oceanogràfic it’s from 2008when he visited the Valencia Marine Center for the first time and had the honor of inaugurating the Tower of Oceans, which bears his name in recognition of his important scientific and informative contribution.

The Lady of the Deep”, as it is also called, will visit the Oceanogràfic again thanks to the Oceanogràfic Foundation and the Azul Marino Foundation. This time, the underwater explorer You will know first-hand the projects research, conservation and dissemination carried out at the Valencia marine center.

In addition, he will lead a dialogue table titled “A Sea of ​​Hope” the same Monday afternoon at the Red Sea Auditorium. Oddly enough, this conference will take place in the same place where the explorer dove into the aquarium fifteen years ago.

The doctor will be accompanied by Maximilian Belloexpert in international ocean policy, and Juan Antonio Romero, biologist and ocean explorer. A day in which they will talk about expeditions and concerns about the marine world.

Sylvia Earle: ocean defender

Oceanographer, researcher, manager and teacher, Earle has dedicated her life to explorationthere investigation seabed and conservation oceans. With more than a hundred expeditions carried out around the world and more than 7,000 hours of research-related diving, in 1970 he directed the first team of underwater explorers during the Tektite project, in which they lived for two weeks at 18 meters depth in the Virgin Islands and holds the record for solo diving to 1,000 meters.

The author of more than 200 publications, Earle has also written several books, participated in television productions and lectures in more than 90 countries. Additionally, she holds over 25 honorary doctorates and has been named “hero of the planet” by Time magazine in 1998. Her tireless work for the protection of the oceans earned her, in 2018, at the age of 83, the Princess of Asturias Prize for Concord.

The entrance to Science Week 2023

Sylvia Earle’s visit coincides with the start of Science Week. A day during which the Océanogràfic of the Cité des Arts et des Sciences and the Musée des Sciences will present some of their content free of charge to schools and the general public who will go outside the CAC on the next 8, 9 and November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This experimentation room is designed to awaken the vocation of investigation and exploration in people of all ages. Among these scheduled activities is the workshop ‘Science for marine life‘, where participants will be able to immerse themselves in the world of research with sea turtles, whales and dolphins. Likewise, they will have the opportunity to become “veterinarians for a day” and learn about the main diseases that affect sea turtles at the ARCA del Mar recovery center.

The Science Museum has prepared a selection of experiments from ‘Science on stage‘, in which scientific concepts will be taught in a fun way. Seeing what happens with liquid nitrogen at -196 Cº, discovering what the Van de Graaff generator is and what it is used for or checking the effects of cold in a balloon, are some of the surprising experiments that will be carried out live.

A clown for friends

For the “Friends of Océanogràfic and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències”, the show ‘Clowntífic’ has been prepared, which will take place Saturday November 11 at 10:15 a.m. at the Mar Rojo Auditorium. During this event, little ones will be able to enjoy a day full of laughter, games, humor and science alongside scientific clowns.

Scientific meetings with researchers from the Oceanogràfic Foundation

Finally, on November 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oceanos Restaurant, the “Scientific Meetings: Journeys for Conservation” will take place. During this event, the scientific team of the Oceanogràfic Foundation will share his experiences and discoveries from his travels to remote places of the planet, notably Cape Verde, Tiputini, Florida and the Arctic.

This activity, free and with prior registration on the Oceanogràfic website, is aimed at all audiences, in particular university students and teachers, professionals in the world of aquariums and anyone interested in specializing in the world of biology marine and conservation.