NSTW Blockbuster: NRCP Exhibit Garners Over 1K Attendees

Information Officer II

All the way from the City of Love, the National Research Council of the Philippines’ (NRCP) exhibit was a blockbuster during the 5-day celebration of the National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) in Iloilo Convention Center from November 22 to 26, 2023 with over 1,000 visitors who join the activities.

Featuring its research-based knowledge products in five (5) areas, NRCP exhibit was well-attended by elementary to college students, educators, government officials and employees, and even families. Among the diverse research dissemination platforms are the animated videos, workbooks, and game applications.

Specifically, the Council showcased the following fun and interactive educational materials:

  1. Siargao Flora and Fauna Game Application
  2. Mt. Agad-Agad Run Adventure
  3. Microbes: Our Green Heroes
  4. Siargao Fauna Science Workbook
  5. 21 Science Videos of Siargao Biodiversity
  6. 16 Animated Videos of BURDA for CEST from 19 NRCP Research Projects
  7. Policy briefs, monographs, and more!

In Area 1, the visitors played one of the three game applications developed by NRCP namely Siargao Flora and Fauna Game Application, Mt. Agad-Agad Run Adventure, and Microbes: Our Green Heroes. These mobile games are intended to encourage learning while having fun or during idle time. Subsequently, the workbook acts as supplementary material for the videos about Siargao fauna species. In Area 2, visitors answered and accomplished a few worksheets. Meanwhile, to inspire learning by watching, Area 3 played animated videos about Siargao biodiversity and 19 other NRCP research projects through the BURDA for CEST campaign.

Area 1: NRCP Game Applications
Area 2: NRCP Siargao Workbook
Area 3: NRCP Animated Videos

Area 4 on the other hand is the happiest part of the exhibit where visitors can be themselves and just be silly while taking photos in NRCP photo walls.

Lastly, Area 5 features NRCP’s programs, projects, and services, including policy briefs and monographs developed by the Council.

Aside from the activities, exhibitors imparted the advocacy of the respective research projects and highlighted the researchers who worked behind it. By doing this, visitors will understand that basic research is not confined within the academe or research community but is conducted to solve real-life issues, and can be fun too.

The Council looks forward to joining the NSTW 2024 in Cagayan de Oro, and to bring more research-based knowledge products to the public.