India’s first-ever, global mega - Science Exhibition, ‘Vigyan Samagam’, was on display at the Centre for the visitors. During the month. More than around 60000 visitors visited the first edition of the prestigious Science Exhibition. This multi-venue Science Exhibition will remain on display for the visitors at Nehru Science Centre up to 7th July, 2019. Apart from the exhibition, daily popular science lectures, demonstrations, and interactive sessions are being organized by the participating organisations for the students and general visitors.
Vacation Creative Science Workshops
The 3rd batch of vacation creative science workshop was organised during 31st May, 2019 to 5th June, 2019 in the disciplines of Science Toys Making, Model Rocketry, Chemistry & Biology, Aeromodelling, Astronomy and 3 D modelling and Printing as per the details given below:
Workshop on Science Toys making: In the 3rd batch of Science Toys Making workshop organised from 31st May to 5th June, 2019, 25 students participated. During the workshop, each student made 6 science toys.
Workshop on Model Rocketry
In the 3rd batch of Model Rocketry workshop organized at Centre during 31st May to 5th June, 2019, 27 students participated. Each student made 5 different types of rocket models.
Chemistry & Biology
In the 3rd batch of Chemistry & Biology workshop organized during 31st May to 5th June, 2019, 17 students participated and undertaken 13 experimental projects per students.
In the 3rd batch of Aeromodelling workshop organized during 31st May to 5th June, 2019, 27 students participated and made 9 different models of papers, cardboards and thermocol gliders by the students.
Workshop on Astronomy
In the 3rd batch of Astronomy workshop organised from 31st May to 5th June 2019, 21 students participated. 8 projects were made by each student in the workshop. The participants were also given the exposure of Science On a Sphere show on Astronomy.
Senior Robotics Workshop
3rd batch of the Senior Robotics was organized at the Centre during 4th – 7th June, 2019. 25 students participated in the workshop. During the workshop, students were taught to do Advanced Assembly and Advanced Programming using GUI based Lego Mindstorms Software and EV3 Core Set (with 4 Sensors). Students encouraged to learn concepts STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts
3-D Modelling & Printing Workshop
3-D Modelling & Printing workshop was organised at the Centre from 31st May to 3rd June, 2019. 15 students participated in the workshop. They learnt the basics of 3-D modelling using 3-D Max software’s and designed their own models. They also learnt the basics of the 3-D printer and the printing techniques. Some of the models designed by the students were 3-D printers.
World Environment Day celebration
Centre in collaboration with Green Mission: Green roots for life, Only planet and Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City organised the celebration of World Environment Day at the Centre on 5th June, 2019. The programme started with tree plantation. 500 trees were planted on the campus of the science centre. This was followed by calculating your carbon footprint activity by using an App. The Chief Guest Shri Shyam Sunder Paliwal, Father of Eco-Feminism Launched the Mission Green Dream and addressed the gathering about green mission initiatives. On the occasion, cloth bags were also distributed by the Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City. About 215 visitors including the students attended the programme.
5th International Day of Yoga
Centre in collaboration with Iyengar Yogashraya, Mumbai organized the celebration of 5th International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2019. In the morning, practical session on Yogasanas was organized in which 130 people including staff members participated. This was followed by the film screening on ‘B.K.S. Iyengar: Uniting Through India’ in the auditorium of the Centre. About 160 participants viewed the film. On the occasion, panel exhibition on History of Yoga: Balance and Alignment was also organised. Yoga mats having logo of IDY 2019 were distributed among the staff members to encourage the staff member to protect and adopt Yoga. 5-day practice sessions on ‘Yoga with Props’ was also organsed for the staff members and the general public. About170 visitors participated in 5 days sessions.