The Sirindhorn Science Home (SSH), named after HRH Princess Sirindhorn, is a permanent science camp located at Thailand Science Park. The major aim in creating this science home is to establish a one-stop learning center of science and technology that can provide sustainable and continuous opportunities to the youth of Thailand for learning and applying science and technology skills as well as to educate and support future generation of Thai scientists, technologists, engineers, and researchers. The Home is fully equipped with facilities for hosting science camp, training workshop and exhibition, including houses for visiting professors, student dormitory, exhibition hall, lecture and workshop rooms and basketball court and swimming pool. More than 3,500 students are expected to participate in science and technology learning activities at SSH annually.
SSH recently hosted the Juniors Asia Pacific Regional Conference (JASPARC) on 3-9 April 2009. JASPARC is a unique meeting for the juniors from the Asia Pacific Region of Children’s International Summer Villages, bringing together the diverse cultural experiences of each member country and fosters a close constructive working relationship between juniors and seniors. More than 140 juniors from the Asia Pacific Region attended this conference.
On display until the end of this year is the Charles Darwin Exhibition, illustrating Darwin's life and findings, theory of evolution, NeoDarwinism, biodiversity and its applications, and natural catastrophes and extinction. In addition, visitors will also get the chance to learn about a new species of mollusc - Amphidromus atricallosus classiarius - discovered by Thai scientists, and the first living creature in the world - Cyanobacteria or bluegreen algae. The Exhibition is opened to public during office hour (Monday - Friday) 09:00 - 16:00 hrs.
For more information on The Sirindhorn Science Home, including with schedule of activities and events in 2009, please visit at http://www.nstda.or.th/ssh/index.php
Posted on 23 April 2009.