KOCHI: Divecha Centre for Climate Change (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru), in association with Talentspire, an initiative of a group of academicians and technologists to promote science and technology among students, and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi is organising a two-day programme for senior secondary school students on the topic ‘Climate Change and Environment’ on Friday and Saturday at Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara.
The programme is aimed at encouraging students, academia, and research communities to join the campaign for sustainable and practical solutions to climate-related challenges.
J Srinivasan, Founder Chairman, and S K Satheesh, Chairman of the Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru shall lead the sessions. They are also professors of the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies Department in IISc, Bengaluru.
Students will also get an opportunity to interact with M C Dathan, Scientific Advisor to the Chief Minister of Kerala and former Director of The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). A A Mohamed Hatha who is a professor at the Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, CUSAT will hold a session on Indian Arctic Expedition.
“The two-day sessions are aimed at senior secondary school students. It is very important to make the students aware about the climate changes happening across the globe and how it will affect the future generations and how they need to take a responsible stance to protect the environment and the earth for further generations.
The first day is open for students of Classes 10 and 11 and the second day for students of Classes 11 and 12. Over 1,200 senior secondary students from various schools in Kochi is expected to participate in this event,” said Mathew John, promoter of Talentspire.