Kashmiri children to get a feel of global warming,world Scientists,researchers converging in event
Srinagar, May 17 -In a major event, first of its kind in Kashmir valley, the University of Jammu in collaboration with Maghreb Petroleum Research Group, University College London, Department of Education, Jammu and Kashmir government and S.P. College Srinagar is organizing Eni Children’s Education Programme on “Petroleum Geology, Global Warming and Energy Efficiency Campaign” on Tuesday, May 19 at Srinagar in Kashmir.
This one-day workshop which is scheduled to held at S. P College Srinagar on Tuesday, would be attended by over 200 school children from Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag, Pulwama and all other districts of Kashmir valley and accompanying teachers from various schools. Acclaimed scientists and researchers from all over the world are also converging in
Professor Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor,
The focus of the workshop is to provide essential basic education in Geosciences to the school children of
As there is a limited awareness among the school children on such themes, the most important component of the lecture series and exercises in this workshop for valley children would be to make them aware about the critical global issues of the current energy crisis, depleting fossil fuel resources, alternative energy resources, energy efficiency and global warming.
Dr. Jonathan Craig, Vice-President, Regional Studies and Exploration Opportunities Selection, E&P Division, Eni S.p.A. Milan would speak to the children regarding petroleum geology which would be followed by simple exercises for the students.
Another practical session would include a lecture by Dr Jonathan Craig on global warming followed by the more exercises for the students.
Never before any such an initiative has been taken in
This education programme organized so far in
Away from the routine violence and related themes, the children, for the first time would also make poster presentations on the themes of global warming, energy conservation etc.
Professor G. M. Bhat,
To develop skills, the
This event would be followed by a three-day international workshop on "Energy Challenges in Jammu and Kashmir State: A case study for the Energy Research Institute" being organised jointly by University of Kashmir, University of Jammu and Maghreb Petroleum Research Group, University College London at University of Kashmir from May 20 to 22nd 2009.
Several foreign specialists from
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