International Science Centre
Science Museum Day 2017
10 - 12 Nov 2017, 11am - 5pm
Western Entrance @ Science Centre Singapore
Celebrate International Science Centre Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) 2017 with us!
Traditionally observed on 10 Nov annually, ISCSMD was established by UNESCO to highlight
the role of science centres and science museums worldwide in reaching their Sustainable Development Goals.
Science Centre Singapore (SCS) being a key part of the global science center community, has been invited by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) to participate in a global initiative to engage the public with science, technology, related civic decision-making, and direct action to solve the critical issues facing the planet.
This year's initiative (the global experiment) is themed on reducing mosquito-borne illnesses.
Science Centre Singapore is thus partnering with the Environmental Health Institute, National Environment Agency (NEA), a reputable public health laboratory to organise an impactful roadshow called 'Wipeout!' over 10-12 Nov 2017 at the Science Centre.
"The mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world.
While there are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, only about 200 species - and only their females - carry the diseases that are so harmful to us. Mosquito borne diseases kill close to 2.7 million people annually."
"The good news is that we can make a difference in working together to eradicate
these killers from our neighbourhoods through awareness and action."
To empower you, we are organising a roadshow called Wipeout! in partnership with the Environmental Health Institute (EHI), National Environment Agency (NEA). Wipeout! gives you the low-down on ‘all things mosquito’, dovetailing external national roadshows and highlighting NEA’s strategies to contain dengue through the introduction of Project Wolbachia – Singapore, the use of male Wolbachia-Aedes to fight dengue mosquitoes.
So join the roadshow and get up close-and-personal with the Aedes vector, and discover other mosquito species in Singapore!
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Here's a quick look at the activities not to be missed at Wipeout!
|Mosquito Life Cycle
||Learn about the mosquito life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae and adult mosquitoes) through live exhibits|
|Pinned mosquito specimens
||Take a look at the pinned specimens of various mosquito species found in Singapore|
|Larvae identification and spot the difference!
||Look into the dissecting microscopes for a close-up view of live larvae and identify differences between Aedes aegypti – the primary vector of dengue, and Aedes albopictus – the primary vector of chikungunya in Singapore.|
|Larvae picking competition
||Pick as many larvae as you can within 30 seconds!|
|Project Wolbachia – Singapore
||Understand how the NEA is using male Wolbachia-Aedes to fight dengue mosquitoes |
|Spot the difference!
(male and female pupae)
|Identify the difference between male and female pupae!|
|Spot the difference!
(male and female mosquitoes)
|Identify the differences between male and female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with the aid of a magnifying glass|
|All buzz and no bite?
|Place your hand in a cage filled with male Wolbachia - carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and find out if male mosquitoes bite!|
||Hit the mozzie buttons as they light up on the ‘Batak Wall’ exhibit as part of a response time challenge!|
Come on down and meet the mozzies!
It's time to see what the buzz is all about...
Make a date with us on 10-12 Nov 2017 at Wipeout!
@ the Western Entrance, Science Centre Singapore
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