In 2001 the UNESCO General Conference decided to proclaim November 10 as World Science Day for Peace and Development.
Since then the event has been celebrated all over the world around this date, remembering the commitment made by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council Scientific Unions (ICSU).
BIOPARC Valencia is well aware of the power of science to develop a sustainable future, responding to the need to improve the management of water resources, promoting conservation and protection of ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as addressing climate change and natural disasters, and they aim to do their part by conducting activities aimed at families to help educate and encourage a shared learning experience within the community.
On Sunday, November 15, BIOPARC ran a number of scientific project activities at the park, with many families and children participating to mark the day. The aim to involve young people in these kind of activities with the hope of creating an interest in this type of work for future generations is an important one, as outlined by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, who adequately summed up the initiative in four words, “More research, better development.”