Chandigarh : Science Express- Biodiversity Special (SEBS) is collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India, has reached Chandigarh today.
Science Express is now the largest longest and most visited mobile science exhibition in India. In the current phase from 5th June, 2012 to 13th January, 2013. SEBS will travel to 57 locations across India. The state of the art exhibition abroad the SEBS aims to create awareness about the biodiversity in India, climate change and similar issues among students, teachers and the general public. As per the schedule, SEBS is reaching Chandigarh (15-18 November 2012) which will be open for visitors and schools. Taking this as an opportunity for the National Green Corps (NGC) programme, MoEF is keen to have participation of nearby NGC schools at respected stations, as visit to SEBS provides unique learning opportunities to eco-club members as well as teacher in-charges. Following activities have been planned by Centre of Environment Education & Environment Society of India, Chandigarh for eco-club students and teacher in-charges during visit to SEBS.
1. Platform Activities: Consisting of painting competition supported by PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association), Biodiversity Conservation Pledge supported by National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), drinking water testing facility supported by DST (Department of Science and Technology) .
2. Paryavaran Mitra Teachers’ Training: The training of 25-30 teachers’ to be conducted in coach 13 of the SEBS train. Please find enclosed details of the programme with the letter.
More than 7000 schools students have registered themselves with the Environment Society of India, Chandigarh for the visit of the Science Express from 16th to 18th November, 2012 at Railway station Chandigarh. Apart from this, students from SAS Nagar Mohali, Panchkula, and Himachal Pradesh are also expected to participate in the activities being organized by the Central for Environment Education and Environment Society of India, Chandigarh at the.
Environment Society of India, Chandigarh invites all, especially students and teachers, to visit the Science Express- Biodiversity Special and take part in the Painting Competition which will be held at 10.00 am on each day. There is no entry fee for the exhibition. Participants of the Painting Competition and teachers training workshop can contact N.K. Jhingan, Secretary General Environment Society of India, Chandigarh on Mobile No. 9417004937 and 9417594174.