Benjamin Franklin Science Corner

Mission

To promote the immersion in science to children, adolescents and students through after-school programs focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). These activities are conducted in a non-formal education methodology. We create a learning environment outside the scope of compulsory education where creativity and science combine to reach a meaningful learning.

Vision

We also want to help build a country where science education is incorporated and motivated from an early age to get to a future with more scientists working in research and development.

Activities

  • Scientific research
  • Presentations and conferences with local and U.S. scientists.
  • Seminars on science and technology
  • Science fairs and camps
  • Videoconferences with experts from the U.S.
  • School visits to the Science corner to participate in presentations, carry out experiments and watch documentaries.
  • Courses on science, robotics and other topics.
  • Talks and presentations with Embassy alumni on scientific studies in the United States.
  • Scientific activities with other institutions in the STEM fields in Paraguay
  • Special celebrations on American Holidays
Programs
  • Science Club for children
  • Science Club for teenagers
  • Reading Club
  • Workshops for Teachers
  • School visits

Topics/themes

  • Environmental issues and climate change
  • Sustainable and alternative energy
  • Water resources
  • Health / Nutrition (Food Safety/Genetic Engineering)
  • Fighting diseases through scientific research
  • Science and engineering careers
  • Women in science
  • Agro-Science
  • Math
  • Computer Science

Attention schedule

Days: Monday through Friday

Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact information

Lic. Claudia Rodríguez Ortega

Phone Number: (021) 232 – 655

E-mail address: bfscparaguay@gmail.com

Address: Andrés Barbero 220 c/ Artigas

Social Networks

Facebook: Benjamin Franklin Science Corner

Twitter: @bfsciencecorner

Snapchat: bfscsnap