7 October – 20 December 2020

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai in cooperation with local partners:

– Environmentalist Foundation of India
– Greater Chennai Corporation
– Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
– PASCH – Schools: Partners for the Future
– Ramakrishna Mission
-Rotary Club of Madras East

cordially invite your students to register for SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY – A DIGITAL WORKSHOP conducted by Yoshida Menon and Preveena Nandakumar, officially trained mentors by the leading Science Educator – Dr. Stuart Kohlhagen at the Science film Festival 2020.

The workshop aims to kindle the curiosity in children through scientific exploration set in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. The movies and activities have been carefully curated keeping the virtual nature of the workshop in mind. It intends to inspire, impart ideas and give children the opportunity to try out science experiments at home using easily available materials.

The hands-on activities will incorporate fundamental scientific principles to understand some of the complex environmental issues affecting the planet while offering ideas on sustainable lifestyle choices that we can adopt. And of course, all this learning will happen in a fun and engaging manner as appropriate for the different age groups.
Yoshida Menon completed her Post Graduation in Physics, trained in mid-range computing systems and worked as a software analyst, developing and implementing supply chain solutions in the US and UK for 10 years. She later joined the school system and took roles teaching Computer Science and collaborating with schools across the World as part of global school partnership programmes. She is passionate about equipping students of today with the skills to enrich their lives and adopt sustainable lifestyles in an increasingly globalized world. Currently, she works with schools, NGOs and institutions on Education for Sustainability initiatives that bring together subject experts, teachers, students and the local community. Her work has included managing school programs that focused on translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum. She has also worked with an international organization on a programme for school children that aimed to develop an attitude of respect, the ability to keep an open mind and engage in dialogue as a means of conflict resolution.

Preveena Nandakumar is an architect and a glass designer by profession who has always tried to find ways to reclaim renovate and re-imagine spaces and materials. She started her career as an architect in Bangalore and worked on a variety of projects including the Tsunami rehabilitation project in Puducherry. She has a keen interest in renovation projects trying to add value to existing structures. She was part of a study, analysis and execution of a sustainable Earth Dome construction in Auroville along with a team of Architects. After moving to London, she took a Diploma in Art & Design (Glass) and produced glass works using various methods like Casting, Kiln-forming and Pate De Verre. It is her strong endeavour to use recycled glass in her projects to elevate them into beautiful art pieces. Currently, she is continuing her work in the medium of glass and is undertaking freelance design projects. Preveena has always strived to be an advocate for sustainable living. She believes that all of us have a moral responsibility to inspire the next generation to care about our planet, to equip them to take action to protect it and build a more sustainable future
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE DIGITAL WORKSHOPIn the next section, please select the workshop date and number of students for each level you wish to register for.
After that, please enter all the required contact information and submit the form.
CONTACT DETAILS Mrudula Akhandam / Coordinator – Science Film Festival
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai
Mobile: 0091 99400 67838
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