Science Express Train will stay in Mumbai CST for 2days 19th July-22nd July
Entry is Free
Science Express is an innovative mobile science exhibition of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, mounted on a 16 coach AC train.In July 2017 The science Express train will stay in Mumbai from 19th July 2017 to 22nd July 2017 between 10 AM to 5 PM. The entry to this train is free.
Broad themes covered in each exhibition coach
Understanding Climate Change –
Insights in the climate as a system,
the greenhouse gas effect and the underlying reasons for climate change with key message that the current change in the climate is due to human activities.
Impact of Climate Change –
How temperature rise,
sea level rise are predicted to affect vital sectors like water, agriculture, forests and biodiversity
and human health and ways to reduce these.
Adaptation – Concepts of adaptation and examples from day to day life,
adaptation strategies and stories from field.
Adaptation options in urban and rural contexts and the adaptation actions India is taking.
Coach 5 & 6:
Mitigation – Concept and definition with examples,
emphasis on restoring balance,
enhancing sinks and reducing emission through Renewable Energy (RE) technologies.
Various programmes implemented by India and low carbon strategies and ambitious goal to increase RE footprint.
Coach 7: International Negotiations on Climate Change –
Introduction to UNFCCC, IPCC and internationally agreed action & targets.
Explaining concept of equity and common but differential responsibility,
Kyoto protocol & other key outcomes of major COP, etc.
Coach 8: Handprint-
What can one do at school, on roads, at home and in offices and focus on concept of lifestyle choices with the key message
‘Increase your Handprint.
Decrease your Footprint’.
Coach 9&10 :
Exhibition put up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT),
Government of India,
covering themes like Biotechnology for bio-resources and nature conservation with emphasis on Tiger Conservation and Chemical Ecology
and India’s research and development initiatives in field of Biotechnology.
Coach 11 :
Exhibition put up by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
showcasing select innovations,
demonstrating the ingenuity of common people and
an innovative project which uses augmented reality techniques.
Exhibition on themes like Innovations in S&T,
Science Education, DST Scholarships & Schemes, Careers in S&T, etc.
A Kids Zone is set up for children from Std. 4 and below
to participate in fun-filled activities,
games and puzzles in science, mathematics and environment. ·
The Joy of Science (JOS)
Hands-on Lab in this coach is a space where students from Std.5-10 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.
The rest of the train has exhibitions on various themes like wildlife and nature conservation work being carried out by different research institutions across India.