This Monday, a conference was held in Orihuela for the educational centers that participate in Aquae STEM, a program launched by the Hidraqua foundation, Fundación AQUAE, to promote scientific and technological vocations in girls. This national program is aimed at female students from 2nd to 6th grade throughout the country and 2,500 female students from 51 educational centers participate in it. In Orihuela, there are two schools that have joined this initiative, CEIP Hurchillo and San Bartolomé.
Thus, throughout the morning, different activities have been carried out in the Glorieta Gabriel Miro in Orihuela, also coinciding with the celebration of World Environment Day, which is commemorated on June 5.
In total, one hundred schoolchildren have participated in this session where different workshops on climate change, sustainability and the integral water cycle have been held. Next, Elena García de Consuegra, Hidraqua's operations manager, has organized a short talk for the students who participate in this educational program. «It is important in order to promote the scientific vocations of girls that they have leading women in STEM careers, which is why, in recent years, webinars given by leading women, such as Nuria Oliver, have been incorporated into the Aquae STEM programming. computer engineer or Nanda Rea, astrophysicist and researcher”, stand out from the AQUAE foundation.
Thus, this program seeks, through a practical and experimental methodology, to boost the interest and motivation of primary school girls to approach without prejudice to discover science and technology from creativity and innovation.
Next, Sergio Sánchez, manager of Hidraqua in Orihuela, has delivered to the two schools the diplomas that accredit their participation in this educational program. "Environmental education and equity are two concepts that have been given today during the meeting held in Orihuela and that are within the sustainable development policies of Hidraqua, since both are essential to continue advancing in the society of the future" has declared he.