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Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research)

Rodrigues

ACTIVITIES IN RODRIGUES

Since 2010, RGSC has been organizing a series of activities in Rodrigues every year.  The activities target mainly the students of Rodrigues.  The public also participate fully. 

           Science Demonstrations / Science Shows

These are a set of science experiments conducted by RGSC staff live in front of the audience using cheap and easily available materials.  During Science Demonstrations explain scientific concepts in a fun manner where the curiosity of the audience is triggered by encouraging interactions. 

       Science Exhibitions

RGSC brings its science exhibition to Rodrigues.  At the same time ministries and parastatal bodies dealing with science are invited to display the technologies related to their work and to interact with the public. Regular participants are the Mauritius Police Force (Rodrigues), Government Fire Services, Meteorological Office, Central Electricity Board, Ministry of AgroIndustry, Ministry of Environment, Shoals Rodrigues etc. 

       Science Project Based Competition- RODRIGUES SCIENCE CHALLENGE

The Rodrigues Science Challenge (RSC) is a science project-based competition aimed at upper primary and secondary school students, which provides them the opportunity to investigate issues related to science and technology using the scientific method.  Participants participate in an exhibition where they display their projects to the public and interact with their peers. 

 

       Creative Science

With the view to encourage young people to develop express themselves creatively on scientific issues, FGSC has organized Science Slam contest and On the spot Drawing and painting Contest in Rodrigues. 

       Sky Observation

Similar to the Sky Observations programmes in Mauritius, RGSC has also brought its telescopes in Rodrigues to promote Astronomy.