Science Week is upon us and this year’s event highlights the many ways you can join the fight against climate change.
The week-long celebration of science sees 1,200 fun, engaging and interactive events taking place right around the country.
Supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the event provides the perfect opportunity to learn about the science behind climate change and find out how you can help save the planet.
Organisers are backing the national effort to plant 440 million trees by 2040 – and the State forestry agency Coillte has provided 30,000 saplings to be planted throughout the week.
You can get involved by joining one of the many tree-planting events around the country or even planting your own tree.
The events feature expert talks on everything from the crucial role trees play in the environment to which trees are best suited to the Irish ecosystem and how you can plant your own.
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SFI Director of Science, Ruth Freeman said: “Science Foundation Ireland is delighted to invite the people of Ireland to take part in Science Week – from learning about why trees can play a significant part in our response to climate change to having the opportunity to enjoy science at the many engaging events across the county.
“Science Week is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Ireland to discover, create and engage with science.”
The tree planting push is just one of host of interactive events happening around the country.
A full list of events is available here with highlights including:
- The ‘Ugly Animal Roadshow’ with Simon Watt at the Mansion House.
- The Science Behind Distilling Irish Whiskey at Pearse Lyons’ Whiskey Distillery in Dublin.
- Learn about the truth behind common nutrition myths at the Science4FoodCafe.
- What would happen if you tried to go Baking in Space?
- 60-minute Science at the FBD Lecture Hall, Teagasc.
The largest science festival in the country, Science Week has been inspiring the brightest young minds in Ireland since 1996.
The event is a celebration of how science shapes every aspect of our daily lives – with tens of thousands of people hearing about the latest breakthroughs form the top minds in the country every year.
Science Week 2019 takes place right across the country November 10th to 17th.
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