Will the ancient cloister of Saints Marcellino and Festo in Naples to host Saturday 9 (from 10 to 19.30) and Sunday, May 10 (from 9.30 to 19), “Collecting Nature”, the fair and exchange of fossils, minerals, insects and shells. A must for those who love Science and also for newbies to meet celebrities from the world of science and research. Guest of honor at the event will, in fact, the journalist and paleontologist Alberto Angela, May 9, at 11.30, will present his short story “The Three Days of Pompeii” in the church of San Marcellino. Sunday, at 11, will be the turn of Andrea Travaglini of the Zoological Station “Anton Dohrn”, which will discuss “Collecting marine animals for science and sale”.
For the occasion, in the charming rooms of the cloister, many stands overflowing with authentic collections, which will stimulate the curiosity of children and adults to the Nature and its wonders. Among the initiatives of the two days: “Looking up …”, to scrutinize sunspots through a special telescope, in collaboration with the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, and “The inhabitants of the sea” presented to children by researchers of the Zoological Station “Anton Dohrn”.
During the event, you will also visit the Museum of Paleontology, “residence” of fossils of large predators Prehistory.
The younger visitors can try their hand also in the role of researchers, observing and drawing naturalistic exhibits, guided by experts of associations Ediacaran, Naturalia and Zoon, while “The Earth is …” and “Collecting plants” are proposed by the educational experiences student associations of Geological Sciences and Natural Sciences of the University Federico II. The ticket price is 2.50 euro; 1 euro, for children under 6 years and the university.