Science Express’ Train Flagged Off to Create Climate Change Awareness in India (Download PDF)

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India’s Science, Environment and Railway ministers flagged off Science Express train - world’s largest “science exhibition is on wheels. ” Train will cover a journey of over 19, 000 kms in 205 days visiting 68 locations across country.

Image of Science Express Train

Image of Science Express Train

Image of Science Express Train

Highlights

  • Science Express, redesigned as SECAS Science Express Climate Action Special
  • It intends to contribute towards increasing understanding of science of climate change, observed and anticipated impacts, and different possible responses.
  • It has six entries in Limca Book of Records.
  • Unique collaborative initiative of

    • Department of Science & Technology (DST)
    • Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC)
    • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
    • Ministry of Railways
    • Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC)

Features

  • It is an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train, which has been custom-built for Department of Science & Technology (DST) by Indian Railways.
  • This unique mobile exhibition was first launched in October 2007 by DST.
  • Three coaches are fitted with solar panels on the roofs.
  • A kids’ zone is also set up for children from Class 4 and below to participate in fun-filled activities, game and puzzles in science, mathematics and environment.
  • Themes of coaches include as follows:

    • Underlying reasons for climate change, with a key message that the present change in the climate is due to human activities;
    • impact of climate change and ways to reduce it;
    • adaptation strategies and adaptation measures being taken by India;
    • Mitigation and various Programmes implemented;
    • International negotiations for climate change and focus on concept of lifestyle choices on what one can do to “Increase Handprint and decrease you’re Footprint”.
  • Science Express has become largest, longest running and most visited mobile science exhibition.
  • During its journey, Science Express will cover over 19, 000 km, and will be exhibited at 68 stations across 20 states of country.
Themes of coaches SECAS II

Themes of Coaches SECAS II

Themes of coaches SECAS II

- Published/Last Modified on: February 24, 2017

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