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The main event of MEDNIGHT in Castelló de la Plana will be held at the Universitat Jaume I campus. This modern site consists of several classrooms and labs buildings distributed around a central garden, named The Garden of the Senses. The garden, structured in five zones, one for each sense, is designed to pinch and activate the senses of the passer-by, combining medicinal and aromatic plants, fruit trees, a pine forest, and even fountains, trunks and stones of different types. Both this inspiring scenario and the Agora, the other central open area of the campus, connect the workplace of scientists from the whole spectrum of research. The main activities will be developed within or around these two open spaces, which will become The Gardens of MEDNIGHT.

MAIN EVENT

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The main event of MEDNIGHT in Castelló de la Plana will be held at the Universitat Jaume I campus. This modern site consists of several classrooms and labs buildings distributed around a central garden, named The Garden of the Senses. The garden, structured in five zones, one for each sense, is designed to pinch and activate the senses of the passer-by, combining medicinal and aromatic plants, fruit trees, a pine forest, and even fountains, trunks and stones of different types. Both this inspiring scenario and the Agora, the other central open area of the campus, connect the workplace of scientists from the whole spectrum of research. The main activities will be developed within or around these two open spaces, which will become The Gardens of MEDNIGHT.

The Garden of Science

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A series of hand-on experiments, demonstrations, and activities about the topics of Mediterranean science will be conducted by young researcher members of the Doctoral School, researchers funded by the European Framework Programme and the MSC actions, and other University scientists. 15 different stands, besides the European Corner, will be located along the Garden of the Senses, transformed for the event in The Gardens of MEDNIGHT. A guided visit focusing on the flora and fauna of the garden will be included.

Science heroines and heroes of the Mare Nostrum

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A competition, a sort of treasure hunt, for families and attendants of any age, about science, the Mediterranean scientific culture, and the women scientist of the Mediterranean area, will be organized, located in The Gardens of MEDNIGHT but with quizzes developed also through different premises of the University.

Science show

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A play on science for a general audience, will take place in the Agora of the University.

Talk to her, the scientist

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Short talks by women researchers about their work, in a variety of research topics, will be given in the afternoon of 24th September.

Some of these activities will be performed in collaboration with the MEDNIGHT institution close to Universitat Jaume I, the CSIC Marine Aquaculture Research Center of Torre de la Sal, and with the cooperation of other local popularization of science groups or institutions.