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A project promoted by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) He wants to bring children and youth closer to the scientific field: he A splash of milkAnd the Children’s version of A pint of science, Which is considered the largest science publishing festival in the world, in this way. In a completely free online event, broadcast on Youtube this Tuesday, topics such as vaccines, indigenous issues, and technology for the future will be presented.

For the science and project coordinator, Isalira Peroba, talking to children and explaining the science is about contributing to a more equal society.

Researcher in FucruzMs. Yuli Maya stresses the importance of young children learning about science.

YouTuber Katarina Xavier, 13, is one of the guests at this year’s event. She uses her YouTube channel to teach math. Katarina says she fell ill in 2015. She had an infection in her bones and, according to her, was cured thanks to science. For YouTubers, the science should reach every community.

In 2020, more than 800 children attended the event. For this year, about a thousand children, ages 5 to 10, are expected to participate in virtual activities via the channel CinaboNot YouTube.

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