Did you know that science is a human right?
Seventy years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. This seemed like an obvious necessity following World War II and its atrocities, but many people don’t know that this charter, under Article 27, guarantees that everyone has the right to “share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”
For that reason, in 2018 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is marking the 70th anniversary of the Declaration by introducing “Science, a Human Right” as the theme for the annual World Science Day for Peace and Development—which held on November 10 every year, when UNESCO and science centers worldwide celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD).
In addition to all of our hands-on exhibits, exciting stage shows, and IMAX films, the Neil Squire Society will be at the Science Centre displaying some of the different assistive technology devices that they have built using 3D printers. Visitors will be able to test out these devices first hand.
We will also be running a create your own parachute activity in the makerspace (3rd floor) from 12pm to 6pm.