PhilRice to launch mobile science museum on Nov. 21

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 18 (PNA) -The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will launch a mobile science museum at the Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila on Nov. 21 as part of an effort to bring rice learning experience closer to the public.

Diadem Esmero-Gonzales, PhilRice supervising science research specialist and Rice Science Museum curator, said that the museum would feature 3D exhibits on growth stages of rice and its biodiversity.

Rice arts, farming artifacts, new rice farming technologies, and ways to be “RICEponsible” will also be displayed in the converted 10 wheeler- winged truck van.

“This mobile rice science museum aims to provide a venue where the general public may enrich their lives through interaction with the rice visual arts in thought-provoking and creative ways that nourish and delight the mind and spirit,” Esmero-Gonzales said.

The museum, an educational outreach program, will be stationed on Nov. 24-25 in major high schools in Manila for the children to appreciate rice, its science, culture, and arts.

Esmero-Gonzales said that the museum would also be brought in far-flung areas to promote new rice farming technologies.

Winners in the Rice On-the-Spot Painting Contest, an activity that aims to gather ideas on how younger generations think about rice and the future of rice in the country, will also be awarded during the launching. (PNA)