Liceo Gregorio Cordovez

The city High School in La Serena was founded in 1821. Ignacy Domeyko started lecturing there shortly after his arrival at Chile. His beginnings were seriously difficult as his Spanish wasn’t good enough to teach. Nonetheless, he quickly became liked by the students. He was their comrade in the travel through the world of science. One may even say, that he was a precursor of teaching by the method of projects and experiments.

Even now, the spirit of Domeyko is present among the students of Liceo Cordovez, who are doing their best to promote his extraordinary figure alongsie with his great number of achievements.

In order to commemorate this great engineer, geologist and reformer, a small museum was established in the school. We recorded there some of our shots – historical flashbacks with Domeyko in the main role.