Friday, June 4, 2010

Children to get a feel of traditional knowledge

Thiruvananthapuram:The Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) is offering schoolchildren an exposure to traditional knowledge in various sectors.

A programme is being organised at the Science and Technology Museum here on Saturday in connection with the World Environment Day.

The event titled �Let Us Talk Biodiversity, will have three sessions�Forest Knowledge (Kattarivu), Sea Knowledge (Kadalarivu) and Local Knowledge (Nattarivu). Tribal folk and fish workers who possess abundant knowledge and experience on the subject will share their experiences with the students.

The programme is supported by the Science and Technology Museum, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Environment Management Agency, Kerala, Kerala State Biodiversity Board and Agrofriends Cultural Association.

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies C. Divakaran is scheduled to inaugurate the programme. R.V.Varma of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board will deliver the keynote address

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