40 Argentine young students participated in Expedición Ciencia 2014 at Nonthue lake located in the town of Nonthue, near San Martin de los Andes, province of Neuquen. From February 10-12, the students had the opportunity to enjoy lectures and hands-on learning as well as plenty of adventure, experiments, expeditions, and establish friendships.
Expedicion Ciencia 2014 science education program was organized by Asociación Civil Expedición Ciencia. The association gathers scientists, educators, and students with a passion for science, education and outdoor activities. Expedición Ciencia is designed to foster natural curiosity in young students aged 14 to 17 years based on a scientific approach to the surrounding world as well as stimulate interest in science education.
The U.S. Embassy selected Sofía Renata Camussi Leguizamón, from the city of Rosario, Santa Fe province and Ignacio Gomez, from Ushuaia, province of Tierra del Fuego to participate in this adventure. Sofia and Ignacio study English under the English Access Microscholarship Program that provides a foundation of English language skills to talented students from a variety of backgrounds.
The program not only offers English instruction but also promotes personal development, community service and U.S. culture and values.