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The Festival of Farming and Food – SFI Science Week at Teagasc

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Plant Power

Thursday, 15 November - 7.30pm

River Court Hotel,
Kilkenny

Thursday, 15 November - 4pm

Teagasc, Ashtown Food
Research Centre, Dublin 15

Tuesday, 13 November - 12.30pm

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Well known presenter Rick O’Shea, RTÉ, brings his inimitable style of hosting to the ‘60 Minute Science’ event at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel on Thursday November 15 at 7.30pm.

The event celebrates local science in Kilkenny with speakers from Costellos Brewing Company (Beer magic), The School of Food (Scobys, starters and more…), Glanbia (Why small is beautiful), Teagasc (Think before you tidy), and Cartoon Saloon (Bringing food to life). Audience participation is encouraged! Music is provided by the Hot 3 jazz band.

At this open evening meet some of the Teagasc researchers in food, horticulture and spatial science. Find out more about the science of food and how this relates to you and what you eat. How do we use all our senses to relate to food? How clean are your hands? What makes a good steak? What exactly is gluten? Get the answers to these and many more questions at this open evening. You will also see the invisible world revealed by satellite images and a food 3-D printer in action! Researchers will be there to talk to you about their work, and there will be an opportunity to participate, as well as live music from our in-house band. 'Plant Power' is new to the Festival of Farming and Food - SFI Science Week at Teagasc this year. The theme of this event is ‘the importance of plant breeding in sustainable food production’. Local food producers will showcase locally-grown sustainably-produced food. There will be interactive lab sessions looking at how biological control agents can be used to control plant pests in an environmentally-friendly way and visitors will learn how salads can be produced out of season using trolley plant propagators. Visitors will also have a unique opportunity to visit the National Herbarium, which is not usually open to the general public. 

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The mission of Science Foundation Ireland’s education and public engagement programme is to catalyse, inspire and guide the best in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and public engagement. The ultimate aim of this effort is that Ireland will have the most engaged and scientifically informed public by 2020 as outlined in Science Foundation Ireland’s strategy Agenda 2020. This also aligns to the national science innovation strategy, Innovation 2020. In support of this mission Science Foundation Ireland has supported several regional Science Week festivals and events which take place in November each year.

Teagasc is one of 12 festivals to receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland for its Science Week Festivals Programme in 2018 (November 11-18). The ‘Festival of Farming and Food – SFI Science Week at Teagasc’ includes many exciting events around the country all of which are free to attend. 

   Love Food, Love Science

Full Listing of Events

In addition, Teagasc Research Centres around the country will open their doors for school visits (primary up to third level), where students will get to perform hands-on experiments and find out about careers in STEM. See full listings below:

DateLocationEvent
Monday, 12 November Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Wexford Invited tour of Johnstown Castle facilities and farm (Invite Only)
Tuesday, 13 November Teagasc, Grange Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Co. Meath Healthy animals, healthy food (Invite Only)
Tuesday, 13 November Teagasc, Moorepark Animal & Grassland Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork Workshop-based demonstrations of modern agricultural techniques (Invite Only)
Tuesday, 13 November Teagasc, Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork Role of new technologies in food science (Invite Only)
Tuesday, 13 November Teagasc, Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow Cereal Science (Invite Only)
Tuesday, 13 November National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Find out more 
Wednesday, 14 November Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Wexford Tour of Johnstown Castle facilities and farm (Invite Only)
Wednesday, 14 November Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Wexford SFI Roadshow - 'Hack your Brain' (Invite Only)
Wednesday, 14 November Teagasc, Grange Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Co. Meath Healthy animals, healthy food (Invite Only) 
Thursday, 15 November - 7.30pm The River Court Hotel, Kilkenny

60 Minute Science

Thursday, 15 November Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Crops Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Wexford Tour of Johnstown Castle facitilities and farm (Invite Only)
Thursday, 15 November - 4pm Teagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin 15

A Slice of Science

 

Saturday, 17 November Wexford County Council Offices Teagasc Johnstown Castle Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre stand at Wexford County Council Science Week Event