The Best Investment Is Investment in Education
Science Centre in the Moravian-Silesian Region Science centres are modern institutions which use interactive and entertaining ways to educate the public and school groups in science. Their aim is both education and making science popular. The strategic positions and high quality programmes at individual science centres nowadays rank amongst the most sought for leisure time attractions in the Czech Republic. The only science centre in the Moravian-Silesian Region is Svět techniky (Science and Technology Centre) in Vítkovice, Lower Area. The supermodern facility, winning attention at the first sight for its timeless design by architect Josef Pleskot and for its marvellous location in a large industrial neighbourhood, complies with the strictest measures of similar European institutions. From
children in kindergartens to pupils in secondary schools to the lay public can learn a lot here thanks to the support of the governments of the Moravian-Silesian Region, the city of Ostrava, and other statutory cities and partner companies from the region. “Our primary aim has always been education. Education does not happen in classrooms exclusively; the Science and Technology Centre and all of Lower Area of Vítkovice prove that, in an attractive environment, people subconsciously learn so much about science, technology, and present architecture,” says Petr Koudela, CEO at Vítkovice, Lower Area.
Text: Georgios Leontidis Foto: archiv Dolní oblast Vítkovice z.s.
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