Science Week 2021
The Festival of Farming and Food
We invite you to join us for an unmissable series of virtual and in-person events for Science Week 2021 (November 7-14) as part of ‘The Festival of Farming and Food’.
We will be looking for your ideas, for ‘Creating our Future’ as part of Ireland’s biggest brainstorm. We’ll be asking you to share your thoughts and ideas on what you think Irish researchers should explore to create a better future.
At Teagasc, we are investigating more environmentally sustainable grassland swards by mixing grass with different clovers and herbs, which can bring multiple benefits to both farmers and the environment. Come and join us to discover the benefits of plant diversity for farming in our 60 Minute Science event!
Join us in the National Botanic Gardens to find out about the many interesting careers in horticulture.
We invite you to join us to find out about all things fruit and vegetable. Fruit and vegetables are good for us, but do you really know why? What do they do for us and what else can we find out about them? In Teagasc we’re working on finding out a lot more!
Have you ever wondered where your glass of milk or the butter on your bread comes from? Join Teagasc and VistaMilk SFI Research Centre scientists as they answer kids’ questions all about cows, milk and grass during this fun interactive session.
Join our events on Zoom and get a chance to put your questions to our scientists in our live Q&As.
Come and join us for a series of nature walks highlighting the importance of forestry.
All of these events are free but must be pre-booked. Registrations must be made by an adult and all children must be accompanied by an adult at events.
This festival is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority).
You can view the 2020 page here to access some of the resources and videos from previous years.
Science Week Events 2021
- Sunday 7th November - Trails and Tales - Castlemorris Wood, Kilkenny
- Monday 8th November - Creating our Future
- Tuesday 9th November - 60 Minute Science - Benefits of Diversity for Farming
- Wednesday 10th November - The Wonder of Horticulture
- Thursday 11th November - Sustainable, Nutritious and Delicious – What’s New in Fruit and Veg?
- Friday 12th November - Kid’s corner: Facts about cows, milk and grass
- Saturday 13th November - Trails and Tales - Jenkinstown Wood, Kilkenny
- Additional Activities