Empowering Young Minds To Create A Better Tomorrow

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The KZN Science Centre is proud to represent the Southern African Association for Science & Technology Centres (SAASTEC) by participating in a live worldwide stream of a mini COP21 webinar in partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centres (ASTC) and COP21. The Conference of Parties (COP) is being hosted in Paris this year from 30 November to 11 December and will look to address concerns, implementation and progress of United Nations (UN) initiatives to limit global climate change. The UN firmly believes in affording the youth of today the opportunities and platforms to let their voices be heard in shaping the future that they want. In this regard, the COP webinars were created to expand the reach of the initiative by allowing learners from across the world to share ideas and create solutions to heal the damage inflicted on our planet. This event will see learners from various countries like South Africa, Finland, USA, Argentina and India showcase content based on climate change and methods that they have been employing to prevent or limit the increase in global warming.

The KZNSC has chosen to work with one of their adopted schools, Tyburn Primary School, as it represents South Africa in this event. These talented and creative learners have risen above their limitations to actively tackle the issue of global climate change through unique and innovative self-sustainable mechanisms. With the help of the KZNSC, these learners aim not only contunue to aid their community and environment, but to also inspire more able bodied schools and communities to take on the challenge of keeping global climate change below 2 degrees Celsius. The KZNSC would like to encourage you to log on, get involved and show your support for our dynamic young leaders as they strive to show the world that one is never be too young to make a difference.

The COP21 webinar event will be streamed live on YouTube at 16:00 CAT (14:00 local time) on the 3rd December 2015 from the KZN Science Centre. Just follow the link KZNSCvideo and join the conversation using the Twitter handle @UNFCCC and #WorldCOP21 or like the Facebook page Unclimatechange.

The KZN Science Centre, a Non-Profit Organization (NPO #064-359-NPO), offers a great variety of educational and event facilities for the promotion and awareness of science. Through a variety of exhibits, workshops, themed holiday programmes, events, presentations and conferences, the KZN Science Centre aims to encourage science education amongst all citizens and in particular the youth, in order to pursue science and technology related professions. As a registered non-profit organization, all funds received by the KZN Science Centre directly support its educational programmes and exhibits.
Those who wish to become part of the KZN Science Centre’s online community are encouraged to ‘Like’ KZN ScienCentre on Facebook, follow @KZNScienCentre on Twitter, or visit the KZN Science Centre website at www.kznsc.org .As a registered non-profit organization, all funds received by the KZN Science Centre directly support its educational programmes and exhibits. For further enquiries contact 031-830 5379.

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