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MOBILE EXHIBITION
KRISHNA CAUVERY THUNGABHADRA

KRISHNA

AN EXHIBITION ON ENVIRONMENT FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

 

'Environment' has become one of the hot topics for discussion these days among most sections of society. Ranging from the level of primary classes to the highest academic sections, great stress is being laid on a variety of environmental issues such as conservation and management, pollution, effects of pollution on health and well being of human beings and other organisms, solutions and remedies for pollution which are all being thought of, discussed and debated world over.

Karnataka is a state gifted with a rich natural wealth of different types of ecosystems such as pristine forests, that include the dense evergreen forests of Western Ghats and the deciduous forests of Bandipur, the plains, water bodies and a Coastline rich with floral and faunal diversity and exquisite locales on the shore.

Protection, preservation and proper management of this natural wealth becomes the responsibility of every one of us.

With a view to create environmental awareness among one of the most important sections of the society namely the school children. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has launched a novel project-the Mobile Exhibition Project.

OBJECTIVES

  • To Initiate a process of questioning, experimenting, analyzing and understanding the concepts dealing with environment.

  • To create an understanding about degradation and pollution of our environment due to various factors.

  • To  educate the children about the importance of conservation and management of environment.

  • To familiarise the children about the use of sophisticated equipments used to analyze various environmental parameters.

The entire unit has been designed in a way that the theme for all exhibits are chosen from the relevant Prescribed curriculum and thus act as guidelines for the school children in increasing their ability to understand the concepts well.

some of the most important and common environmental concepts taught in schools are;

  • Introduction to Ecology and environment

  • Forest and wildlife

  • Water

  • Renewable energy resources

  • Pollution and its effects on human health and other living organisms

Protection and conservation of resources.

The mobile exhibition is very advantageous in that, the information housed can be disseminated even to the remotest accessible areas of Karnataka.

The units may be taken to the schools or locations in the close vicinity of schools so that the school authorities can facilitate the students to see the exhibits without losing more school hours.

Easy access of the exhibition unit to more places in the same area on the same day with proper time allocation and management is an added feature.

A very interesting feature in the unit is that of the Great Pied Hornbill, one of the most colourful avion species of Karnataka named as "Chunchoo" that has been chosen as a mascot to explain the information on the panels in the form of a story.

COMPONENTS OF THE MOBILE EXHIBITION

There are various informative panels that cover important environmental features.

  • General Features of Karnataka

  • Landforms of Karnataka

  • The Western Ghats

  • Mining and its significance in Karnataka

  • Watershed Management Practices

  • Importance of Dams

  • Protected Areas and their importance

  • Contribution of Industries

  • Alternate Resources / Energy Technologies

  • Rivers of Karnataka

  • Coastal Areas of Karnataka

  • Pollution problems in the Coasts 

  • Points to Remember

INTERNALS PANELS

  • Tribes of Karnataka

  • Traditional Resource Management Practices

  • Heritage Sites with Environmental Significance

  • Mahatma Gandhi with a proverb

EQUIPMENTS

Sophisticated equipments to test and analyse various environmental parameters have been housed in the Mobile exhibition unit. These include a lung functioning tester (Spirometer) to test certain lung functions and a sound level meter to test the levels of sound in select locations.

  • Water Quality Standards

  • Lung Functioning Tester (Spirometer)

  • Sound Level Meter

SIMPLE EDUCATIONAL INTERACTIVES

Simple educational interactives are educational tools designed in such a way that they cover important/interesting topics related to environment. They can be handled by the students themselves and this gives them an opportunity to learn better.

  • Scroll Board

  • Efficient Energy Devices

  • Important Rivers of Karnataka and their places of Origin

  • Small Scroll

  • Remote Sensing Satellite

  • Materials and Time taken for them to Decompose

THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS

Three dimensional (3D) models signifying important environmental features have been installed in the unit. The main intension behind  designing and installing these models is to enhance the children's Knowledge about the geography of  our land, its location, the way it is subjected to degradation in order to fulfill  our ever alternative technology with special reference to energy demands and the importance of conseervation of natural resources.

  • Karnataka InfoKIOSK

  • landforms of Karnataka

  • Western Ghat Ranges

  • Open Cast Mining

  • Watershed Management

IF YOU WANT THIS MOBILE EXHIBITION TO VISIT YOUR PLACE, PLEASE CONTACT

Senior Environmental Officer
Environmental Awareness Cell
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board
4th Floor, #49, 'Parisara Bhavan'
Church Street, Bangalore-560001
Ph:080-25590272     Fax:080-25591453


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