Press Release 29 March 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tackling Climate Change With STEM Education: “Destination Zero Carbon” Goes Global
Singapore-Initiated Classroom Program Tackles Climate Change by Building a Global Green-Tech Work Force
Program Expected to Involve over 20 Countries and 30 million Students Within the Next 10 years
Two of the 1194 interesting questions answered so far. These cropped up this week:
Destination Zero Carbon makes an impact at SciFest 2012.
Thanks to DZC Singapore three Hydrogen Fuel Cell 1:10 scale cars made an appearance at SciFest with intense interest being shown from learners, educators, parents and the general public. Seeing is believing where observers were silenced by the sight of electrolysis of water being used to generate hydrogen for fuel cells to power the cars. The challenge is to reach 1 000 000 learners in South Africa in a 10 year period allowing learners from a wide variety of schools to experience career changing opportunities through the use of green technologies. The project is more about the development of human capital rather than simply racing these attention grabbing cars. Watch this space.
Some interesting questions from the past two weeks. There was a brief interruption due to SciFest activities in Grahamstown. This resulted in an interesting statement:
No plz try atleast to find sm1 who wil b in place of PROF RON ths is too much nt jst few days plz guys
Other questions included:
Just got this from our friends at Horizon West Africa (Mali):
The article is in French - this is the fast "google translate" to english - here it is, so enjoy....Horizon is building roots in all developing, and off-grid communities around the world, since many of its existing and future products are a benefit over existing alternatives in these markets. Good job guys - this is the start towards bigger and bigger solutions!