Eyes on ISON Karnataka state workshop application form

Eyes on ISON:

An India-wide Mass Campaign on the Comet's trail to promote scientific temper & science learning by doing

Resource Persons' Training Workshop for Karnataka
Date : Nov. 16-17, 2013
Venue :SGR & Scholars School Hassan

The Comet ISON will be appearing in our morning sky by the end of October 2013, and is expected to become bright enough to be seen by the public easily, until early January 2014. A national campaign has been launched to reach out to as many school children and public as possible. We plan to use the excitement around the comet to get people to track it. The campaign aims to spread awareness of science and scientific method, and encourage hands-on experimentation using the daytime and night-time sky.

As a part of this national campaign, we are holding a Karnataka Workshop to train resource persons to carry out these activities in their neighbourhoods across the State. This workshop will be held primarily in Kannada, using resource material which have been translated into Kannada. We would like to invite science communicators, science movement volunteers, school teachers, amateur astronomers, and other interested individuals with a track record of science communication, to apply for this workshop.

The details of the campaign are available on the campaign website: http://eyesoncometison.in/ and this application form can also be found at http://bgvskarnataka.org

The training programmes are open to anyone above the age of 18. Science Communication organisations/voluntary agencies may recommend communicators for the programme. We will provide local hospitality to all selected participants, which will cover the accommodation and food, as well as resource material. We intend to provide travel expenses as well. The final selection of participants will be made by a committee appointed by BGVS. Selection will be based on the following criteria : (1) Prior experience in science popularisation at the field level, (2) Motivation for participation in the training workshop as described in the application for, (3) Capacity and plans of the applicant for holding regional level events.

Interested individuals can apply by any one of the following methods
1. Fill up this online form (preferredd; at http://bgvskarnataka.org)
2. Download the Application form (pdf file), fill it and email it to 6
3. Fill out the details asked in the form in an email and send it to bgvskarnataka@gmail.com

Deadline for submission : 15th Nov 2013, 9 pm
In case of any problem, or for clarification, you can call Ahmed (9844776095)

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