Other – Teagasc prepares for Science Week 2023 – Teagasc

Other – Teagasc prepares for Science Week 2023 – Teagasc

Teagasc prepares for Science Week 2023

Science lovers of all ages are invited to join us in an exciting week of exploration and discovery as we kick off Science Week at Teagasc, which runs from 9 to 19 November 2023.

Teagasc has organized several engaging events that promise to attract the inquisitive minds of children, teens and adults alike.

Teagasc Research Centers across Ireland are opening their doors to students, both at primary and secondary levels, to highlight the work we do in agricultural and food research. Attendees will get to experience many hands-on experiential activities.

At the National Botanic Gardens, Teagasc College of Horticulture, find out all about future career prospects and employment opportunities for students in the wonderful world of horticulture.

Have you ever wondered what a science career looks like? Students will have the opportunity to ask questions freely and discover what it is like to work in science.

Emer Ferguson, Science Communications and Engagement Officer, explains: “During Science Week, our main focus is on educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists. We are delighted to offer school tours (primary and secondary levels) specially designed for young learners at our research centers in Ashtown, Athenry, Grange and Moorpark. Students have a hands-on, interactive experience that brings science to life in a way that is both educational and entertaining.

Our scientists at the Teagasc Crop Research Center in Carlow have developed a fun and educational trial pack for primary schools.

For those who prefer to explore science as a family, we have an exciting and interactive family-friendly event in Cork City’s Marina Market. From engaging demonstrations to exciting experiences, our weekend event promises an unforgettable experience that the whole family can enjoy together.

Kilkenny Castle Park’s ‘Trails and Tales’ forest tour will show you the benefits of forests – from carbon sequestration to biodiversity. Not to mention the benefits to our well-being. Additionally, tea tree researchers in RTÉ One’s science series ’10 Things to Know About…’

“Whether you’re interested in science or not, we hope to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them,” says Catriona Boyle, Science Communications Officer at Teagasc.

Find out more about Teagasc Science Week here.

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