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| Last Updated:: 02/08/2014

Science Express

Science Express-Biodiversity Special

Science Express is an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16 coach AC train, travelling across India since October 2007. After the successful tour across India in four phases, this iconic train is running since 2012 as 'Science Express - Biodiversity Special (SEBS)' - a unique collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology and Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. The SEBS 2013 edition is scheduled to travel to 62 locations in the country during its journey from 9 April to 28 October 2013.
The current decade (2011-2020) has been declared as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and United Nations Decade for Deserts and Fight against Desertification. The 'Science Express - Biodiversity Special', therefore, primarily addresses the theme 'biodiversity'. India hosted the COP 11 to CBD during 2012 in Hyderabad and  SEBS 2012, as the brand ambassador of COP 11, successfully showcased to the world the wide array of biodiversity in India and the conservation measures adopted thereof. The state-of-the-art exhibition aboard SEBS aims to create wide-spread awareness on the unique biodiversity of India, Climate Change, Water, Energy Conservation and related issues among various sections of the society, especially students. The train also presents exhibition on Safe, secure and sustainable environment; a Kids Zone as well as the extremely popular VASCSC Joy of Science hands-on lab, besides a teachers' orientation facility.                                                                                                                   More  on Scienc express