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Friday 1 July 2016  

Esso partners with the National Science Museum to promote science learning beyond the classroom

Pathum Thani – Esso provides funding for the National Science Museum’s (NSM) interactive programs and activities that help enhance science learning for children countrywide.

Mr. Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul, Director and Manager of Public and Government Affairs, Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited, presented a check for 1,900,000 baht to Mr. Sakorn Chanapaitoon, Acting Director of the National Science Museum in support of programs and activities that provide science learning opportunities to youth beyond the classroom.

The activities include the “Science Caravan,” which travels upcountry to schools in remote areas with a variety of exhibitions, laboratory kits, and science shows; the planetarium and movie dome at the National Science Museum; NSM’s monthly publication which features fascinating science articles, including a column on science in the movies; and national science teachers’ seminars which also involve efforts to promote energy literacy.

“Science is all around us. Apart from what the school offers, we are committed to providing outside-of-school contexts for the youth nationwide. First, we simplify complicated scientific concepts. Then, we make them accessible for young people including those living in remote areas as we promote equal accessibility to scientific resources,” said Mr.Sakorn.

Mr. Mongkolnimit added, “We have supported the NSM in their efforts to promote science learning projects for 5 years. With the same mission of advancing science education, we believe that these innovative activities will engage youth with science learning, which serves as a prime factor in personal success and drives national competitiveness.”

Photo : Pictured at the check presentation ceremony, which took place at NSM, Rangsit - Nakhonnayok Klong 5 in Pathum Thani are: (left to right) Ms. Jidapa Loryuenyong, Communications Coordinator of Esso; Ms. Pattama Sriprasert, Administrative Officer of NSM; Ms. Kitiyavadee Nilavan, Communications Manager of Esso; Mr. Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul, Public and Government Affairs Manager of Esso; Mr. Sakorn Chanapaitoon, Acting Director of NSM, Ms. Kannikar Wongthongsiri, Vice President of NSM and Dr. Aphiya Hathayatham, Vice President of NSM.

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