Many of Teagasc’s research centres around the country will open their doors for school visits, where students will get to perform hands-on experiments and find out about careers in STEM. An interactive evening event for the general public ‘60 Minute Science’ will take place at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. While at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin ‘A Taste of Food Science’ , evening event is open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Believe in Science’. Attendees will learn about a wide variety of topics and how they apply to their everyday lives including: food for health, food product development and improvement, food safety, sustainability of animal and plant production, healthy soils & biodiversity and the development of rural areas. All events are free however pre-booking is required. Please contact the relevant regional organiser below and see full details of all events at: http://www.scienceweek.ie/events/.

List of Events

EventsLocationContact
‘60 Minute Science’ evening event Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

catriona.boyle@teagasc.ie

‘A Taste of Food’ Science evening event Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin maire.caffrey@teagasc.ie
Walsh Fellowships seminar RDS, Dublin hilary.king@teagasc.ie

Trinity Access Programme visit (primary level)

Teagasc Grange, Co Meath kieran.meade@teagasc.ie
Teagasc Grange Schools visit (secondary level) Teagasc Grange, Co Meath orla.keane@teagasc.ie
Understanding the Irish dairy industry (secondary level) Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

emer.kennedy@teagasc.ie/niamh.obrien@teagasc.ie

Agri-environment research (primary level)

Teagasc Johnstown Castle Environment Research centre

karen.daly@teagasc.ie

 

Animal and Grassland Research (secondary) Teagasc Athenry Research Centre, Co Galway

norina.coppinger@teagasc.ie

Crop Science (third level) Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Co Carlow gerard.hehir@teagasc.ie