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The Wonder that is Science!: Workshop by TIFR

September 24, 2014 • Posted in: News, Pench Maharashtra Workshops, Workshops

To introduce students in schools at the Karmajhiri side of the Pench Tiger reserve to simple scientific concepts, professors from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducted a hand- on entertaining workshop.

Mr .Surendra Kulkarni of TIFR has been our partner since the last two years. IT is thanks to him, we have been able to bring to these children such a wonderful session on the wonders of science.

Mr .Surendra Kulkarni of TIFR has been our partner since the last two years. IT is thanks to him, we have been able to bring to these children such a wonderful session on the wonders of science.

Through experiments, children learnt concepts of electro-magnetism, friction, solubility and applied science to find solutions to local problems faced by the community. Using local materials, children were filled with curiosity of knowing not only what happens to different substances but also the logic behind why it happens.

Students enjoying the mess of corn flour and water. Have you tried that at home?

Students enjoying the mess of corn flour and water. Have you tried that at home?

(If students can’t reach the E-Base, not a problem, we can reach out to them. Workshops on the Maharashtra side of the Pench Tiger Reserve began in July 2014. With a modified E-Base program, we take the workshops, projects and even a library to the doorstep of these students in Maharashtra. With an audience of close to 180 students this year, we are sure to make a lasting impact and continue growing as the years pass. The enthusiasm and curiousity displayed by the students in Maharashtra make every effort we take to travel for hours to reach the schools in Pench, Maharashtra worth it.

Keep up with our blog as we continue to travel to different ends of the forest of Pench to reach out to a wider audience to aggrandize our impact, thereby aggrandizing the effort to save the tiger and its home)

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