Schools of all levels everywhere in the Philippines will be celebrating the annual National Science Club Month (NSCM) this September. The theme for this year’s NSCM is “MateREALIZE: Synthesizing ideas, extracting knowledge, (and) forging science clubbers as agents of innovation.”
The theme was announced on a Facebook page maintained by the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC). According to the organization, this year’s theme aims to “acquaint the students with the field of science (material science) that deals with synthesis, structures, properties, and performance of materials.”
September’s designation as “Science Month” is stipulated in former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Proclamation 264, which she signed in 2002. Read the full text of Proclamation 264 (2002) in this link.
In her declaration, Arroyo emphasized that the science clubbing movement and network is “a significant educational tool to encourage and inspire the youth and students to pursue careers in science and technology.”
PSYSC is one of the organizations authorized by Proclamation 264 to implement plans and activities related to the annual celebration of science month. And in line with this year’s NSCM, PSYSC is staging the following four major events:
1) National Science Clubs Summit (SUMMIT)
2) PSYSC Science Olympiad (PSO)
3) Math, Science, and Kapaligiran (MathSciKa) workshops
4) I Teach Science Seminar (ITSS)
Interested parties are encouraged to get in touch with PSYSC at 332-8151 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding NSCM activities.