Science fairs are a space where young and adult researchers show their experiences to the public. They leave their schools, universities, museums or research centers to show their work in common places such as squares, parks or shopping centers. The Open Science of Cambre has chosen a privileged space in our town, the park of the Church of Santa María de Cambre, built at the end of the twelfth century and considered one of the best examples of the Compostela Romanesque in rural Galicia.
The philosophy of rural areas´ fairs is similar to any science fair. Both have a common denominator: the spectators are able to “try” the merchandise before they decide to take it or not. The visitors, parents, teachers or students will be able to observe and experience personally the experiences of the researchers, In our fair is completely forbidden NOT to touch.
Science fairs are a meeting place between young people from different places who show their projects to the visiting public. The main characters , the young people, improve their communication and interactivity skills in different languages, their social and entrepreneurial skills and of course, their scientific and technological skills. The Open Science of Cambre is a fair organized by and for young people.
An Open fair is one in which it is forbidden not to copy. Educational resources are free, software, hardware and as it would be, we share science, citizen science has great prominence in our fair.
Visiting other cities is usually a unique experience for students working on their scientific projects during the year. The Open Science of Cambre has shown the habits and way of life of our environment, therefore, we have created a group of welcoming families to receive in their homes students who come from nearby places such as Vigo, Ourense or Santiago, faraway places such as Andalusia, Catalonia, Madrid, Basque Country or more remote places like Lithuania, Netherlands, Czech Republic or Italy. One of the open science fairs´ premises is to normalize the attendance of every type of underprivileged groups. We offer references, people who improve their social role through science and technology.