Biodiversity Festival at The Regional Science Centreadmin
20th May’19, was a Red Letter Day for the students of SAJS Lucknow and the hot and dry summer morning did not in any way dampen the enthusiasm of the participants who went to The Regional Science Centre to participate in various competitions and enriching sessions. As part of the ‘Biodiversity Festival’ from 17th to 20th May’19, children from various schools of the city participated in a plethora of competitions. The Regional Science Centre is the first stepping stone for bringing the enjoyment of interactive science learning to the city of Lucknow.
Dr. Neelima, who was invited as a guest lecturer from Lucknow University explained the term biodiversity and told the children about the importance of medicinal plants. She emphasized on having a balanced diet and said that we should not only include all the food groups in our meal but should also take care of the nutrient requirement as well.
The Chief Guest Dr.Padma, an entomologist, informed the children about the role of honey bees as significant pollinators. She encouraged the children to take up kitchen gardening as a hobby for the summer break. She brought to the notice of the audience that not only animals but even plants are getting extinct and gave examples of Pine Nuts, Mulberry etc.
Students of classes 4th to 10th also attended a session on Robotics and 3D Printing organized by the Innovation Hub at the Regional Science Centre. The basics were discussed and the children of class 4th to 6th were given Lego kits to make a car. The senior children were informed about the “Sketchup software” which is used to create models on the 3D printer.
The themes for the competition were-
Poster Making-Agricultural Biodiversity, Rangoli Making– Economically important plants and animals in daily life, Power Point Presentation-Biodiversity for food and health.
Our students stole the show and walked away with most of the prizes. The prizes won by them in various categories are as follows-
|Devansh Agarwal||X A||3rd in poster making|
|Dhruv Dhasmana||VII A||Consolation prize in poster making( Group A).|
|Amjad Haider||XB||Consolation prize in poster making( Group B)|
|Harshita Singh||IX A||3rd in Rangoli Making|
|Devaansh Agarwal||VII A||1st in quiz( Group A)|
|Krishna Tulsyan||XB||1st in quiz( Group B)|
|Sarthak Verma||VII B||1st prize in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|
|Prashansa Tandon||VIII B||2nd prize in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|
|Ansh Yadav||VIII A||3rd in Power Point Presentation (Group B)|