‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special’ (SEBS), a customized 16-coach AC train with exhibits focusing on biodiversity and climate change will be stationed at Renigunta here from July 23 to 26.

The unique ‘Science Express’ is a collaborative initiative of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of Environments and Forests (MoEF). It is coordinated by Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC).

The sixth phase of the science express was flagged off on April 9 in New Delhi. The ‘state-of-the-art’ exhibition onboard SEBS aims to create awareness among students, teachers and general public about the Biodiversity of India, Climate change and other similar issues. Originally conceived as an Indo-German venture, the Science Express was initiated in October 30, 2007 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Since then it has carved a distinction of being the longest, largest and the most visited mobile science exhibition in the country with over 301 halts and 94 lakh visitors.

Teachers training, Joy of Science Lab and Outreach activities will also be conducted.

School students, in a batch of 25, can participate in the Joy of Science (JOS) lab with prior registration. Interested candidates can send an email to vascsc.jos@gmail.com or contact the lab in-charge on 09428405408.

The exhibition is open from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm, and the entry is free. More details can be obtained from www.sciencexpress.in. For a visit, people can send a mail to sciencexpress@gmail.com or contact 09428405407.