Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:34
The 2012 adventure in Discovering Travelling Science Centrum in the Zamboanga Peninsula, specifically in Zamboanga City has ended its exhibits last February 15, 2012. A total of 46 days since its grand opening on January 9, 2012 at Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School Gymnasium, where exhibits were displayed.
The Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) was established in 1984 as a response to the call of the government both public and private sector to support the task of creating an environment of science consciousness and literacy among our populace, making our people specifically the youth, aware of and responsive to the call of national development.
The foundation has been vigorously conducting innovative programs aimed at improving public awareness, strengthening the interest in science and technology. Indeed, the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) has successfully provided a rich and stimulating environment where individuals of all ages can increase their appreciation and understanding of science and its applications.
The Managing Director Ms. May M. Pagsinohin expound that the Sci-Fun Caravan is a traveling science exhibition component of the Philippine Science Centrum, the premiere science center-museum in the country. Through hands-on interactive exhibits and challenging activities, the Sci-Fun Caravan-traveling science centrum (SFC-TSC) has successfully brought a unique medium for science and technology learning to 50 cities and provinces. It has registered more than a million visitors since its maiden travel in 1995. To date, the Traveling Science Centrum has visited 106 cities and provinces with an overwhelming participation of almost 2.8 million people.
According to DepEd Regional Director, Walter O. Albos, CESO III this rare visit of the Science Centrum to the Zamboanga Peninsula has been made possible by the DEPED’s Regional Office’s and the Zamboanga City Schools Division’s strong support and unequivocal commitment for its resounding successful tour. For this matter, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST’s) goal of 25,000 visitors was achieve with the cooperation and good response of the the teachers and organizer Ruben C. Angeles, SCAAP President Zamboanga Peninsula Chapter with the support of science Education Supervisors Thelma F. Directo, Ed.D. (secondary) and Husna B. Lim (elementary), in consortium with DepEd Region 9, commission on Higher Education, Department of Science and Technology, Mayor’s Office and Department of Tourism.
Through the adequate learning materials for the students as well as the Instructional materials for the teachers provided by the Sci-Fun Caravan, both the academic and performance level of students in the National Assessment Test (NAT) will increase and improve their skills with the help and support of the teachers.
by: by Lamberto C. Trumata
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