(Text by Reporter Peng Xuhui) On September 15th, “Science popularization benefits wonderful life – the launching ceremony of 2018 ‘National Science Day’ in Jing’an District as well as the premiere of the original science show Sonic Man” were held in Shanghai Sincere Starlight Plaza. Over 150 representatives from member units of Shanghai Association for Science and Technology, Jing’an District Association for Science and Technology, and the leading group for Jing’an District Work on Scientific Quality of Citizens as well as of community residents participated in the event. The event was hosted by office of the leading group for Jing’an District Work on Scientific Quality of Citizens and organized by Shanghai Sonic Youth Volunteer Service Centre.
On the launching ceremony, the leaders of Shanghai Association for Science and Technology and Jing’an District Association for Science and Technology as well as the distinguished guests pushed the rod together and started the event of 2018 “National Science Day” in Jing’an District. After the launching ceremony, the original science show Sonic Man written by Jing’an District Association for Science and Technology in collaboration with Shanghai Sonic Youth Volunteer Service Centre came on stage. The leading role “Sonic Man” and the entire cast interacted with the audience on site, and the chief staff of the play struck the gong as a prelude of the premiere. The theme of the science show is safety in emergencies, which reveals the right ways to escape the fire and avoid the risks to the audience with fascinating plots and humorous words.
On the site of the event, the “Safety Experience Camp of Science Popularization in Malls” activity was also launched. Sonic Youth Volunteer Team guided the participants present to take part in immersion activities such as escape by breaking barriers, knots for escape, CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and fire extinguishment in practice to enable participants to learn various practical skills in avoiding risks by means of first-hand experience. The brilliant and varied activity lasted for three hours, in which the vivid and interesting performance of the play, immersive escape experience and heated interaction provided the audience present with abundant knowledge and skills in scientifically avoiding risks and promoted the abilities of scientific self and mutual medical aid in first-hand practice.
During the period of National Science Day, all units concerned in the district will organize and carry out 75 key activities of Science Day, including the tour of the original science show Sonic Man, online and offline science-themed activity called “Science in Life Oxygen Bar” for white-collar workers and a series of activities of photographic exhibition with the theme “Image in Len·Communication with Nature”, which will create a scientific popularization atmosphere of discussing, loving, learning and using science in the whole district to motivate the enthusiasm for innovation and vitality of creation in all walks of life as well as promote the scientific qualities of all citizens.