The Port of Açu’s Marine Turtle Monitoring Program was featured in the VI Science, Technology and Innovation Fair of the City of São João da Barra (FEMUCTI), held today and tomorrow at Ciep Professora Gladys Teixeira. Data on the 9-year program and the behavior of turtles found in the region will be shown in one of the 26 displays of the fair, whose theme this year is “Math is everywhere”.
To illustrate this year’s theme, biologists and vets who work for the Port of Açu will present numbers included in studies carried out under the program since 2011, with support from the Tamar Project. One key statistics in the number of hatchlings that reach maturity: one or two for every 1,000. Another interesting figure is the number of hatchlings released since records began: about 550,000. There is also the 62 km of beaches monitored daily by the team.
“Math is everywhere, including our daily routine at the Marine Turtle Monitoring Program. Showing our work at FEMUCTI is an opportunity to combine knowledge that is so important, such as exact sciences, with another that is vital for this generation and future ones, environmental preservation. We take pride in the chance to show our program. Young people are the ones who multiply our work the most,” said program coordinator Tatiane Bittar.
The fair is open from 9am to 4:30pm and is organized by the Municipal Secretariat of Education and Culture, along with partners such as the Port of Açu. One company with facilities on the enterprise, TechnipFMC, sponsored the official opening, by the Violões Encantados orchestra, playing the national anthem. During the event, projects by second graders will be assessed by representatives of the Distance Learning Center of Rio de Janeiro State (Cecierj). Winners will be awarded tomorrow, in the end of the exhibit, and will participate in the XI Science, Technology and Innovation Fair of Rio de Janeiro State (FECTI), organized by Cecierj.
“The goal of the fair is to show the inter-disciplinary work involving natural and math sciences, so as to contribute to an education that integrates knowledge and encourages curiosity,” said Marcelo Almeida, coordinator of Educational and Environmental Projects of the Municipal Secretariat of Education and Culture.