Ciencia PR is a non-profit organization formed of scientists, professionals, students and citizens committed to science advances in Puerto Rico and the promotion of scientific divulgation, education and careers.
One of CienciaPR’s projects is Ciencia al Servicio (Science at Service). Its goal is to improve middle schooler’s critical thinking and attitude skills towards science. The project consists in training teachers to use “Project based learning” as a tool in science teaching. Once the academic semester begins, the lesson plan will include the improvement of skills such as critical thinking, self-management, contextualization as part of the teaching process and communication. Intellectus Foundation joined the effort by sponsoring the participation of some middle schools in Ponce.