This year’s festival is a packed schedule of online and in-person events. The Let’s Talk Science Festival is an innovative and enjoyable event is aimed at all members of the public of all age groups. The Let’s Talk Science Festival 2021, hosted by the Rediscovery Centre, is revolving around the theme of conversations around STEM, aiming to engage and inspire young people to get involved with STEM. The festival is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
WHEN? Thursday 11th, Fri 12th and Sat 13th November 2021
WHAT? Engaging workshops, demonstrations, experiments and talks about the science, technology, engineering and maths
11am – 12pm Women in STEM online event
As part of Let’s Talk Science 2021 we are offering a morning of free virtual workshops just for schools that can be booked online:
10:00am – 10:30am – Let’s Talk Bats! with Bat Conversation Ireland
10:30am – 11:00am – Think Before You Flush! with Clean Coasts
Downloadable content: Pipe Experiment & Wipe Experiment
11:00am – 11.30am – Meteorologist Talk with Joanna Donnelly, Met Eireann
11:30am-12:30pm – Geological Murder Mystery with iCRAG
The Rediscovery Centre will be hosting a selection of exhibitors at the Centre on the 13th of November. Join us for a day of engaging hands-on activities at our festival stands. Book your ticket here.
The Rediscovery Centre – The Science Behind Magic!
At 10.30am, Magician Colm will be joining the Rediscovery Centre team for a fantastic Science of Magic Show – where you can learn all about the science behind magic tricks
The Rediscovery Centre team will be hosting stands at the festival, showcasing the science of magic with lots of fun hands-on tricks. We will also have a great engineering challenge where visitors have to build a dam defence to protect against rising sea level.
Natural History Museum – Jawsome Sharks!
Join the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History this Science Week for an interactive virtual session to learn about basking sharks and other ‘jawsome’ sharks found at the Museum. Join this live screening in the Rediscovery Centre at 11:00 !
Global Action Plan – Worms and wormeries!
Why are worms so important for healthy soils? What role do they play in the ecosystem and our gardens? This hands-on workshop for families will explore how worms move, their habitats and their role in nature. Participants will get up close and personal with worms to investigate how they move and respond to their environment. We will also make a wormery together and learn about how worms can help us with food waste.
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