Panaji (Goa) The Science Express Train, launched in February on theme ‘Climate Action Special’ – an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, travelling across India, will be arriving at Margao Railway Station on July 11 and will stationed till July 13.
Science Express has become the largest, the longest running and the most visited mobile science exhibition and has twelve entries in the Limca Book of Records.
The Science Express Train a flagship programme of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India will arrive at the Margao Railway Station on July 11and will be stationed there till July 13, 2017.
“With special focus on students and teachers, the exhibition is open to all and free for viewing. The exhibition conveys message about Climate Change and is also a good opportunity to generate dialogue and discussion,” the government statement reads.
It is the ninth phase of the Science Express as SECAS II. The current tour of SECAS is being exhibited at 68 stations across India; covering 19000 km. SECAS is focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology.
Eight coaches of SECAS exhibition put up by MoEFCC is exclusively devoted to information, case studies and material related to various aspect of Climate change, the underlying science, impacts, adaptation activities, mitigation solutions and policy approaches in a manner that is easy to understand and interesting for not just school students but also the masses. In rest of the rake, there are exhibits and activities put up by DBT and DST.
The broad theme covered in each exhibition coach being Understanding Climate Change; Impact of Climate Change; Adaptation – Concepts of adaptation and examples from day to day life, adaptation strategies and stories from field; Mitigation – Concept and definition with examples, emphasis on restoring balance, enhancing sinks and reducing emission through Renewable Energy (RE) technologies; International Negotiations for Climate Change; Positive Actions; etc.
There is also a special Kids Zone set up for children from Std. 5 and below to participate in fulfilled activities, games and puzzles in science, mathematics and environment besides a coach on The Joy of Science (JOS) with a Hands-on Lab where students from Std. 6-10 can perform experiments and activities to understand concepts in environment, science and mathematics in an interesting manner. A training facility is also set up for orientation of teachers here.