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Earth Science Week in Pune, India

Earth Science Week last year took place all across the UK and Ireland – but is increasingly going global. In November, the NGO Jividha – meaning ‘biodiversity’ in Marathi – held a four day exhibition in association with Earth Science Week in Pune, India.

Jividha is a Pune based NGO which has been raising awareness of Earth Science Week since 2013 by holding an exhibition involving lectures, displays and demonstrations. The events are regularly attended by thousands of people interested in finding out more about the Earth and how it affects our lives.

In 2017, the exhibition matched our theme of ‘Our Restless Earth’. Held at the Yesvantrao Chavan Art Gallery, it was attended by around 10,000 people, including school and college students, teachers, scientists and the wider public.

A lecture at the Jividha ‘Our Restless Earth’ exhibition

To raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the natural environment, the exhibition included display models, posters, photographs and video clips, featuring information about the structure of the Earth and its formation, natural disasters and plate tectonics.

One of the models on display at the exhibition

A team of student volunteers from local colleges, studying geology and science, were on hand to help visitors interpret the displays.

The team of volunteers

After a successful first year, the team is hoping to create an even bigger event next year, to coincide with Earth Science Week 2018.

Demonstrators exhibiting at the ‘Our Restless Earth’ exhibition in Pune

Many thanks to Jividha’s President, Rajiv Pandit, for getting in touch to let us know about Earth Science Week in Pune!

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