38 students from Class X of HOCL School accompanied by the school Principal Ms. Reema Nikalje and four subject teachers visited the Science Express – an innovative mobile science exhibition on July 22, 2017 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).
Science Express is an innovative mobile science exhibition of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, mounted on a 16 coach AC train with the objective of arousing interest of the young people in the field of science and technology.
The state-of-the-art exhibition on board, the SECAS aims to create awareness among various sections of society as to how climate change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation. Of the 16 coaches of SECAS, exhibition in 8 coaches developed 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. Solar panels have been installed on the rooftop of Science Express coaches 11-13, as a collaborative effort of DST and CEL, for harnessing solar energy.
Students gasped with wonder and excitement as the treasure trove of science unfolded before them and enjoyed the morning visiting various coaches and enriched their scientific knowledge and understanding. It was indeed an enriching experience.