This year’s festival is all online and is an innovative and enjoyable event is aimed at all members of the public of all age groups. The Let’s Talk Science Festival 2020, hosted by the Rediscovery Centre, is revolving around the theme of science for the future, both the young people that are our future and how science is creating solutions for the future. The festival is kindly funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
WHEN? Fri 13th Nov 2019 and Sat 14th Nov 2020, content available from 9th – 30th Nov
WHAT? Engaging workshops, demonstrations, experiments and talks about the science, technology, engineering and maths and “opening the door to science” (activities aimed at engaging disadvantaged young people with STEM)
10am – 10.30am – The Dead Zoo Live Go Extinct!
12pm – 12.30pm – Young Environmentalist Awards – talk by Eco Unesco
1pm – 2pm – The Great Plastics Debate
10am – 11am – Sensational Science Workshop for primary class *ONLINE COMPETITION* Win the opportunity to get this free workshop for your class by entering the name of your school and the class through any of our social media channels: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
To book any other free November 13th workshop for your school from the list below, please email email@example.com. These workshops will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
10am – 11am – Sold Out – Waste Wise virtual workshop with Global Action Plan
10.30am – 11.30am – Sold Out – Water workshop for second level with Local Authority Water Programme
11am – 12pm – Sold Out – Budding Biodiversity virtual workshop with Global Action Plan
11am – 12pm – Sold Out – Climate SOS workshop for primary with Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland
1pm – 2pm – Natural Building Materials Workshop with Global Action Plan
Public events that can be booked online:
11am – 12pm – Mining and Society – Live with iCRAG (Slides here)
2pm – 2.30pm – Live Talk on sharks with Eimear from ECO-UNESCO
3pm – 4pm – Met Éireann Live Q&A with Met Éireann expert Meteorologist
1pm – 2pm -Sold Out Sensational Science Workshop for children and families
3pm – 4pm – Sold Out Sensational Science Workshop for children and families
The Let’s Talk Science Festival exhibitors have created lots of amazing videos for you to watch! You can watch the full video library here The videos are available on our webpage until the 30th of November.
The Let’s Talk Science has some amazing downloadable content from our exhibitors. You can download the resources here. The resources are available on our webpage until the 30th of November.
– Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
– Explore Your Shore!
– Local Authority Water Programme
– Marine Institute
– National Museum of Ireland
– All Ireland Pollinator Plan
– Rediscovery Centre
– Global Action Plan
– Bat Conservation Ireland
– Geological Society of London
– Maynooth University
– Eco Unesco
– Leave No Trace Ireland
– Met Eireann