Before, during, and after the pandemic, the increasing tragedy besetting natural life is undoubtedly a pressing issue. Education’s greatest responsibility is to help the public realize that “biodiversity” is the basis of life.
With this in mind, weekly educational program, Mind S-Cool TV Season 3 will zero in on “biodiversity.” The goal is to urge viewers to discover that “we are biodiversity and biodiversity is us” and to act to protect it.
The programs first season laid out the first principles of what things are made of and how they interact to create nature while the second season discussed the main concepts of the “climate crisis” and “biodiversity loss” at large.
As it returns on TV, Mind S-Cool TV will focus on “Philippine biodiversity” and creatively proves how it is tied to every aspect of human lives. For this, the show partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAid).
Mind S-Cool will “star” two local young questers, Mikee and Pecier, who go on a learning adventure with a relatable character like “Manong G” (which stands for “genius guard”). Together, they will ground the concept of “biodiversity” in everyday lives.
The third season also makes use of imaginative set-designs and engaging science communication techniques, expertly honed by the team of the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit science and art foundation that conceived and operates The Mind Museum and the BGC Arts Center.
“One of the best ways to have common working understanding on how essential ‘nature’ is, is to make it available for shared viewing to the most number of people, with free access and that could be done via digital TV. This is why BAFI chose to produce a TV show immediately when the pandemic hit. We figured we could serve education best this way and having USAid support Season 3 was a perfect match in terms of purpose and complementing expertise,” shared Maria Isabel Garcia, BAFI managing director and curator.
“By using science-based information packaged as a mentally stimulating audiovisual experience, we hope that Mind S-Cool Season 3 will kindle early environmental education among students, families, and communities all over the Philippines,” said Dr. Ernesto Guiang of the Research Triangle Institute.
Mind S-Cool Season 3 will be aired every Sunday, 11 a.m., on Cignal TV’s ONE PH Ch.1 beginning December 26, with same-day replays at 4:30 p.m. — CA