Communication is indispensable to science. Knowledge that is not communicated is worthless. It is also crucial however, that the communicated knowledge is correct. The communication of knowledge plays an increasingly vital role in a global knowledge society facing challenges in areas such as the climate, nutrition, ageing societies, maintaining biodiversity and others. Scientific literacy is increasingly important to function in society. School media (especially children) are the primary source of communicators on science and technologies. Developing effective science and technology based educational programs is more complex than it appears at first blush. This paper tries to explain how school and public science can form a fruitful interaction. The purposes of the study reported here was to document and evaluate the role and effectiveness of our Science eco-club and assess our organizational framework. Science and eco-clubs are a unique opportunity to educate children about science environmental issues. objectives include: (1) educate children about their immediate environment by increasing awareness; (2) impart knowledge about eco-systems ,science and technology their interdependence and need for survival, through visits and demonstrations;(3) mobilize children by instilling a spirit of scientific inquiry into environmental and scientific problems; and (4) involve children in active science and technology, environmental preservation efforts. We have introduced Uniform and Band along with a structured programme of formation of disciplined five teams of student cadet for water, plants, energy, waste management, land use planning, and these disciplined teams are involved in school level or community level physical environmental actions.s exclusively in our School Science eco-club. Our Cadets are the Green Brigade of the school, protecting the natural resources from misuse and promoting the conservation of the natural resources. Final Findings show that the science eco-club provides: Self confidence, new life skills, Model for peer groups, Social responsibility. Remember, our travel should not become travail for others. Let us give it a thought; let us become more considerate towards fellow beings; let us change our attitude and bring in a change. Nature as an arena for the quality of life is a topic of utmost concern, for it will impact on future generations.

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School and children as a media to educate the public about science

V. Gurunadha Rao   Andhra Pradesh National Green Corps, India

Communication is indispensable to science. Knowledge that is not communicated is worthless. It is also crucial however, that the communicated knowledge is correct. The communication of knowledge plays an increasingly vital role in a global knowledge society facing challenges in areas such as the climate, nutrition, ageing societies, maintaining biodiversity and others. Scientific literacy is increasingly important to function in society. School media (especially children) are the primary source of communicators on science and technologies. Developing effective science and technology based educational programs is more complex than it appears at first blush. This paper tries to explain how school and public science can form a fruitful interaction. The purposes of the study reported here was to document and evaluate the role and effectiveness of our Science eco-club and assess our organizational framework. Science and eco-clubs are a unique opportunity to educate children about science environmental issues. objectives include: (1) educate children about their immediate environment by increasing awareness; (2) impart knowledge about eco-systems ,science and technology their interdependence and need for survival, through visits and demonstrations;(3) mobilize children by instilling a spirit of scientific inquiry into environmental and scientific problems; and (4) involve children in active science and technology, environmental preservation efforts. We have introduced Uniform and Band along with a structured programme of formation of disciplined five teams of student cadet for water, plants, energy, waste management, land use planning, and these disciplined teams are involved in school level or community level physical environmental actions.s exclusively in our School Science eco-club. Our Cadets are the Green Brigade of the school, protecting the natural resources from misuse and promoting the conservation of the natural resources. Final Findings show that the science eco-club provides: Self confidence, new life skills, Model for peer groups, Social responsibility. Remember, our travel should not become travail for others. Let us give it a thought; let us become more considerate towards fellow beings; let us change our attitude and bring in a change. Nature as an arena for the quality of life is a topic of utmost concern, for it will impact on future generations.

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