National science interpreter contest opens in Taiyuan
Participants are pictured in the finals of the 6th National Science Interpreter Competition in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, on Nov 10. [Photo/sxrb.com]
The finals of the 6th National Science Interpreter Competition kicked off in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, on Nov 10, according to the organizers.
A total of 62 interpreters -- and 59 scientific performance programs from 49 science and technology museums across the country -- are taking part in the finals until Nov 12.
Yin Hao, curator of China Science and Technology Museum, said that the media coverage of the competition and the scale of the event had been the biggest ever since it was first launched in 2009.
This year's competition is divided into exhibit interpreting and science exhibition sections, the organizers said.
The exhibit interpreting section examines participants' abilities at a single exhibition interpretation session, including event analysis and on-the-spot interpreting. The science exhibition section consisting of interpreting at science experiments and encourages innovation in content.
Yin said the competition focuses on core educational concepts at the science and technology museums.
Organizers said since the start of preliminary heats in March, the competition this year has attracted the participation of 498 interpreters and 248 scientific performance programs -- from 185 science and technology museums across 21 provinces, five autonomous regions and four municipalities.