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INTERACTIVE TALK & DISCUSSION – NAVAGRAHA GEMS AND HEALTH

After a short summer break, we organised another Gem, a talk on Gemstones. This talk will cover the different aspects of the Navagraha Gems and their effects on health. Navagraha Gems are about the nine gems ruled by nine different planets, according to Vedic astrology. These stones are considered most auspicious as they are believed to bring health, happiness, prosperity, and peace to its wearer. Dr. Jayshree Panjikar internationally renowned gemmologist  presented the talk.

The scientific basis of how gemstones  affect one’s health was discussed in the tal. Dr Panjikar described  the various gemstones present, their chemical composition, and how the light entering the gemstones affect our nerves due to the specific vibration it possess, which in turn explains why different gemstones affect us differently. The talk also included identification and differentiation of natural, synthetic and artificial gemstones.  The talk was well attended not only by non-geologists and a large group of students.

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World Water Day

The awareness program on water organized on 22nd March 2018 – the World Water Day at the National Film Archive of India’s auditorium (NFAI), Pune was as a grand success. The program aimed at building awareness about the importance of water, and its proper usage was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life.

A THIRSTY WORLD, a film made by none other than Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the world-renowned photographer was screened. In this film, the famous photographer is looking at one of the major challenges to human survival: WATER.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

A very satisfying and fun filled day with the school children at the National Science day celebrations on 28th February 2018 at a local school. When the world is obsessed with Maths & physics, these kids learnt there is something which affects all of us – The Earth we all live on. Nearly three hundred and fifty students interacted with our young facilitators to gain a few learnings on Mother Earth. Thoroughly enjoyable with some good learnings for us too.

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GEOQUEST 2108

Three exciting days, an event to remember and cherish, first time in Pune and probably in India.  A quiz devoted entirely to Earth Sciences. Keenly contested and sincerely applauded. Meticulously planned and brilliantly executed – from the preparation of questions to the hosting of the event.

After a very successful Geo-week 2017 celebration, the Centre for Education & Research in Geosciences conducted an Earth Science based Inter-School Quiz contest – GEOQUEST 2018 under its ‘Geoscience for All’ initiative.

The event was held for 3 days from 2nd – 4th February 2018 by CERG in association with AISSMS’s  Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School, Pune   and conducted in their large and spacious Assembly Hall.

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KIDS@WORK

CERG under its ‘Geoscience for All” initiative conducted a Geo Workshop for young geoscience enthusiasts in the Kering Hospital Compounds on 18th Jan ’18. The primary objective of such workshops is to make learning simple, effective and fun creating a blend of creativity and knowledge. Children learn a little better when they see visual representations of the topics they study and even more effectively when they actually get hands on experience of the same. With the same thought in mind, our target approaches involve using unconventional methods like clay modeling, fabric models and audio-visual aids to help children understand the concepts like interior of earth, plate tectonics, fold mountains and mountain ranges of India. 

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THE GEOTRAVERSE

The 31st of Dec 2018. Early Sunday morning saw a motley group of excited school children climbing a hill and collecting white stones (minerals).  Their first introduction to the wonderful world of rocks and minerals. – a ‘very hands on’   input into some basics of Earth Sciences – Interior of the earth, Types of rocks and the physical world.

After initial briefing and instructions, CERG volunteers lead the students up hill to an excavation / hill cutting site where the young students collected different types rocks and minerals for their personal collection. Here they were given a brief on how formation of hills, rocks and minerals takes place

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HARVESTING THE HEAVENS

After a very successful Geoweek 2017, we hosted reputed Hydro-geologist and Hydrologist, Shri Shashank Deshpande.  In his talk titled – Do we need to do Rain Water Harvesting in Pune. Commencing with some generalities of the rock type and statistics of water usage in Pune, Shri Deshpande outlined the geohydrological characteristics of Pune and its peripheral areas. 

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THE GEOWEEK 2017 

What an event? The Geoweek 2017… The week passed by just as it came… some said a week was too long… others felt it was over reaching. On the retrospect, I believe that it was just right… plenty of different activities, multiple venues, day long events. All in all it was a great week… well planned and brilliantly executed by none other than the young volunteers… the ‘Geoweek team’ and now the ‘Geo family’. Yes, we did make a big bang… 

The event held from 9th – 14th October 2017 by CERG in association with Fergusson College, Pune. With the theme ‘Geoscience for all’ the event focused on demystifying earth science for people from all walks of life including young students from different schools and colleges across Pune. The 6-day event included an exhibition, art & essay contests, talks, workshop and film screenings all revolving around the topic of geoscience.

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