The Educational Project "(Vi)ver Mais:The reality silenced by dependency" is linked to the curriculum internship of Elisabete Martins in the scope of the Master in Education - Specialization in Adult Education and Community Intervention, under the supervision of Clara Costa Oliveira, developed at "Viver Mais" - Therapeutic Community - Braga (dependences treatment).
The present project aims at promoting the personal and social development of the community members, through a set of interest areas chosen by them. It is in the context of one of these areas - "The Science of our life" that the partnership with STOL - Science Through Our Lives (Alexandra Nobre) takes place. It´s aou goal to demystify the concept of Science and to approach the target public through various activities that meet their needs and curiosities. Photos of Elisabete Martins.
Session 1 - 21/12/2016 - "Alcohol: the hidden percentage". This first session allowed the target public to discuss a topic that is very close to them - alcoholic drinks - and to perceive some particularities associated with alcohol (its composition, its origin, its incidence in beverages and some of its main effects in the body). During the session, the utents performed an alcoholic fermentation experiment using baker's yeast and visualized, in a set of bottles, the volume of alcohol present in each of their favourite beverages.
Session 2 - 28/12/2016 - In this session, several topics were discussed and personal experiences shared (old habits associated with alcohol - tired horse soup, alcohol as a tranquilizer for small children, ... - ; blood alcohol content (meaning, values); new rules of the road code (fines and punishments).
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