Science Express, an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16-coach air-conditioned train custom-built for Department of Science & Technology (DST) by Indian Railways will be stationed at Ashokapuram Railway station from March 30 to April 02. After seven successful tours across India, Science Express has been redesigned on the theme ‘Climate Change’ with collaboration of Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Department of Biotechnology and Ministry of Railways.
Science Express Climate Action Special in its current phase covers a total of 19,800 kilometres halting at 64 locations in 20 states. The exhibition will convey a strong message about climate change and will also be a good opportunity to generate dialogue and discussion on the topic. The state-of-the-art exhibition special aims to create awareness among various sections of society, especially students, as to how climate change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation.
The broad theme covered in each of the 16 coaches include an understanding on climate change and its impact, concepts of adaptation & mitigation, international negotiations on climate change, India’s research and development initiatives in the field of biotechnology, innovations in Signal and Telecommunication, Science Education, a kids zone and a hands-on lab.
This exhibition primarily targets students and teachers but is open to all. More information is availed from the website: www.scienceexpress.in
For a visit to the exhibition or any queries, an e-mail can be sent to [email protected] or the team aboard can be contacted on cell number 09428405407. Students can participate in the ‘Joy of Science Lab’ in small batches of up to 20 students by prior registration.
There is no entry fee. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 5 pm from March 30 to April 02. Items like mobile phones, cameras, bags, matchboxes, cigarettes/beedis, tobacco, water bottles, any sharp or pointed objects are not allowed on the Science Express.