Bloom: the explosion of aquatic life

Full capacity


18:00-18:45; 19:00-19:45; 20:00-20:45

Real Jardín Botánico Juan Carlos I. Campus de la Universidad de Alcalá. 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).


Have you ever heard about toxic cyanobacteria that grow in our lakes and reservoirs? In this activity you will learn what they are, where they live and why it is important to control them. You will know how we work with this and other microorganisms out of the water, from sampling to laboratory analysis, through an amusing video projection with 3D images. Moreover, you will take part in a simulation where samples and a species identification will be carried out under the microscope. Join us and learn about freshwater microbes! Do you dare to research?