World Science Day for Peace and Development History
World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to raise awareness about the relevance of science and its impact on our daily lives. The day also serves to promote scientific and technological innovation to address recurring problems. Science and innovation provide governments and individuals with the necessary tools to develop solutions and monitor progress that will lead to planet and resource sustainability in the long run.
Science Day for Peace and Development was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001. The day was first celebrated on November 10, 2002 and has since included the support of many global organizations and governments.
World Science Day for Peace and Development Facts & Quotes
- The theme for 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development was Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums.
- Science encompasses almost everything in the world. It is an enterprise that builds predictions that are testable and predictable and can be organized into universally distributed knowledge for other to verify.
- In the average lifetime, all of the human skin on ones body replaces itself 900 times
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. – Edwin Powell Hubble, American astronomer and cosmologist.
Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that's precise, predictive and reliable - a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional. Brian Greene, American theoretical physicist and string theorist. Professor at Columbia University.
World Science Day for Peace and Development Top Events and Things to Do
- Donate to Charity Science. All proceeds go to educating the public about the science of doing good and make it easy for people to give to evidence based charities.
- Watch a movie about science and its value to society. Some suggestions are: Einstein’s Extraordinary Universe (2015), Earthrise: The First Lunar Voyage (2013) and Hubble: Universe in Motion (2015).
- Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtag #WorldScienceDayforPeaceandDevelopment, #Science=Peace and #ScienceMatters.
- Read a book about science. Even science fiction books can provide a great foundation to appreciate science today. Some suggestions are: A Brief History of Time, On the Origin of the Species and Cosmos.
- Conduct a simple and fun science experiment online. There are several to choose from and all walk you through the steps to complete the experiment successfully.