Estratégias de divulgação científica utilizando herbários como ferramenta de aproximação do público
Farias, Alexandra Silva
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Scientific divulgation, as a field of knowledge, needs a bigger amount of research that demonstrate which are the most efficient way to reach different publics and fulfill with its main objective, to approach Science and Society, and also complementing the Science Teaching in a way to allow a more critic formation about Science and Technology in general. Herbariums are a potential instrument to be used in scientific divulgation actions, they contribute specially to the diffusion of scientific knowledge on botany. In order to analyze if a biological collection is the right tool for scientific divulgation, this job has engaged to analyze perceptions of herbalists about Popular Science and Environmental Education. Therefore, we applied Discursive Textual Analysis to the responses obtained through a digital questionnaire with 28 questions sent to 136 curators. It is then possible to understand the profile of these social authors and characterize the herbaria in Brazil. The herbarium is a good tool for scientific divulgation and perceptions regarding Popular Science and Environmental Education are mainly different due to the profile of academic training of this herbarium professionals.
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