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

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Festival of Farming and Food at MacDonagh JunctionVision of ResearchAntibiotics, Animal Health and Climate Action60 Minute Science

Sunday 10, November 2019

2-6pm

MacDonagh Junction shopping centre, Kilkenny

Monday, 11 November 2019

6-8pm

Oak Park House, Teagasc Head Office, Carlow

Monday, 11 November 2019

6:30 – 8:30pm

Animal & Bioscience Research Centre, Teagasc, Grange, Trim, Co. Meath, C15 PW93

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:00–7:30 pm

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Aptly set in the former Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now restored as MacDonagh Junction shopping centre, attendees will see how research has advanced to protect against potato blight.

Let us know what you think trees do for us in our interactive exhibit and see how forestry can help reduce climate change effects and sequester carbon.

Find out why Hedgerows are important habitats for wildlife and improving the biodiversity in our countryside.

Don’t forget to bring home your free native wildflower seeds to plant in your garden.

Join us in the spectacular setting of historic Oak Park House for our display of winning images from Teagasc’s ‘Vision of Research’ competition.

Featuring the most innovative and compelling images of research and innovation activities taking place all over Ireland.

There will be a chance to meet the researchers and find out more about the science behind the images.

The winners of the 2019 competition will be announced on the night.

In conjunction with the EU Health and Food Safety Office in Dunsany Co. Meath, Teagasc are holding a public seminar event followed by Q&As.

Speakers will include Teagasc scientists working in the area of animal health in Teagasc, Grange (Dr Bernadette Earley, Dr Kieran Meade and Dr Orla Keane) as well as Richard O’ Flaherty, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission. Come and see what happens in research centres and EU Commission offices on your doorstep, meet the researchers and engage in some science.

“Feeding the future: the science of sustainability and climate change" is a free public event that forms part of the Festival of Farming and Food.

Speakers will include climate researchers, farmers, dieticians, policy makers and more.

Each speaker will talk for no more than 10 minutes on their topic and the event will close with a lively panel discussion chaired by TV presenter Kathriona Devereux.

For more information

please contact:

Catriona.Boyle@teagasc.ie 

For more information

please contact:

Shane.Fahy@teagasc.ie 

For more information please contact: Mary.Weldon@teagasc.ie

For more information

please contact:

Eimear.Ferguson@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc will host one of 13 regional festivals sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland for Science Week 2019. 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. The festival is a celebration of the science underpinning sustainable agriculture and food production in a series of events aimed at a broad audience ranging from primary school students up to open events for the general public. The theme of this year’s Science Week is ‘Climate Action’. Attendees will learn about a wide variety of topics and how they apply to their everyday lives including sustainability of animal and plant production, healthy soils and biodiversity, the development of rural areas, food for health, food product development and improvement, and food safety. There will plenty of opportunities to participate in hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

Follow Science Week on Social media: #BelieveInScience #ScienceWeek @Teagasc @ScienceWeek

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. There will be a number of events at local libraries and other venues. See full listings below:

Public events:

DateLocationEvent

Tuesday 5 November 2019

For more information please contact: Sinead.McCarthy@teagasc.ie

Ballymakenny College, Drogheda

Science week talk and careers fair (Teagasc stand)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

12-5pm

Western Gateway building, UCC

VistaMilk SFI Research Centre stand at Cork Science Festival- Celebrate Science Open Day

Monday 11 November 2019

For more information please contact: Sinead.McCarthy@teagasc.ie

Navan Library, Co Meath

Science week talk and careers fair (Teagasc stand)

Thursday, 14 November 2019

3 – 6:30pm

For more information please contact: Maire.Caffrey@teagasc.ie 

Blanchardstown Library, Dublin 15

A Slice of Science – Meet the Scientists from Teagasc

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. This is a free event for all ages, no booking required.

Thursday 14 November 2019

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Phone (053) 9196760 to book

Wexford Library 

Climate Action discussion as part of the WexSci Festival with Cara Augustenborg, UCD; Karl Richards, Teagasc; and, Jonathan Derham, EPA. 

Invite only (not open to the public)

DateLocationEvent

Monday, 11 November 2019,

For more information please contact: Kieran.Meade@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Grange Trim, Co. Meath, C15 PW93

How to Save the Planet in 45 min’s

Science roadshow with Dr Ken Farquhar, International Science Presenter, STEM Performer & QTS Honorary Lecturer in Science Communication

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10am – 2pm

For more information please contact: Stephen.Kildea@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow

Future Crops

How science is shaping our future crops will be explored through hands on interactions with DNA through to what makes the perfect crisp

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10am – 2pm

For more information

please contact:

Stephen.Kildea@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow

Learn IT Awesome Workshop

Children will practice and develop scientific skills using LEGO Education resources to predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record investigations

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10 – 11:30am

For more information please contact: Karen.Daly@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 TC97

Science Roadshow with Crossabeg NS Wexford

Science Demonstration and entertaining show for primary school children of Crossabeg National School Wexford with Anyone4Science

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12 - 1:30pm

For more information please contact: Karen.Daly@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 TC97

Science Roadshow with Crossabeg NS Wexford

Science Demonstration and entertaining show for primary school children of Crossabeg National School Wexford with Anyone4Science

Mon, 11 November 2019, 12 – 1:30pm

For more information

please contact:

Karen.Daly@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 TC97

Science Roadshow with Murrintown NS Wexford

Science Demonstration and entertaining show for primary school children of Murrintown NS Wexford with Anyone4Science

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

For more information

please contact:

Kieran.Meade@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Grange Trim, Co. Meath, C15 PW93

‘Agricultural Science in action’

Demonstrations on agricultural science research, farm safety, animal production, nutrition, technology, health and welfare

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10am – 12:30pm

For more information please contact: Karen.Daly@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 TC97

Science Tour with Glynn NS Wexford

Science Demonstration and entertaining show for primary school children of Glynn NS Wexford with Anyone4Science

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Clara National School, Kilkenny

Catherine Keena and Francis Quigley from Kildalton Agricultural College will display hedgerow flora and fauna. Hedgerows are important habitats for wildlife and improving the biodiversity in our countryside.

Wednesday, 13 November, 9:30am – 2:30pm

3 x I-hour Workshops at

09.30 – 10.30

11.30 – 12.30

13.30-14.30

Pre-booking by schools required. Contact maire.caffrey@teagasc.ie to book.

Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, D15 KN3K

Foodoppi’s ‘EAT YOUR SCIENCE’

This show gives audiences an opportunity to see food become experiments you can eat. At this show you will get a chance to unlock the science secrets behind the magic and amaze your eyes and taste buds. Aimed at 2nd to 6th class primary pupils

Wednesday, 13 November, 11am –2pm

For more information please contact: Stephen.Kildea@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc Oak Park, Carlow

Irish Crops - responding to changing climate

The science required to ensure Irish crops continue to yield in a changing climate will be presented by leading crops researchers

Wednesday, 13 November

2019, 12 – 4pm

For more information please contact: Dorothy.Hayden@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Do it with plants

Kicking off with a lecture from Professor Jennifer Mc Elwain, the event focuses on exhibitions of the latest sustainable measures that are being deployed to mitigate climate change.

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information please contact: Norina.Coppinger@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry Co Galway

All "Ewe" need to know about Sheep

Demonstrations and exhibits on display will include animal science, sheep breeds and grassland research.

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Kildare Street

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Science Week event featuring Teagasc’s Sinead McCarthy.

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10am – 12:30pm

For more information

please contact:

Karen.Daly@teagasc.ie  

Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 TC97

Science Tour with Piercetown NS Wexford

Tour of labs, facilities and farm

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10am – 1pm

For more information please contact: Marion.Beecher@teagasc.ie 

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Sustainable farming: Farm to Fork

An opportunity for secondary school students to earn about growing dairy farming sustainably as well as understand how new technologies are being incorporated into food science

Friday, 15 November 2019

Dáil Éireann

VistaMilk SFI Research Centre participate in the RTÉ Youth Assembly Climate Competition

Friday, 22 November

Polska Szkoła (Polish School), CBS Primary School, Green Street, Wexford

Climate science
Teagasc climate researcher Dominika Krol will visit and perform hands on experiments with the students

If you have any special needs or requests please let us know prior to the event.

Please note: A photographer/videographer may be present at some events. Your image may be used in promotional material. Signed permission forms will be available for this purpose. If you do not wish for your image to be used please inform the photographer.