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Science Week 2022

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The Festival of Farming and Food is an educational, inspiring and fun week, packed full of amazing science activities, experiences, talks and exhibitions, for children and grown-ups alike.

Whether you are interested in science or not, we hope to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.

Science broadcaster Jonathan McCrea hosts our main live events (see links below): ‘60 Minute Science’, ‘Kids’ Corner: Say Cheese’ and ‘Women in STEM – How can your career help the planet?’.

The Trails and Tales forestry walks will show you the benefits of forestry - from carbon sequestration to biodiversity. Not to mention the benefits to our wellbeing.

What goes on below our feet? Our art-science exhibition ‘Below ground: soil life in a changing climate’, at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle, Wexford runs from now until November 6, 2022.

Have you ever wondered what a career in science is like? Our scientists will link up with schools to tell you all about it. If you are a teacher interested in arranging a speaker for your class, please contact us about our ‘Meet a Scientist’ careers talks. Or you can find out more about careers in STEM in our ‘A Day in the Life’ YouTube series.

These are just a few highlights of our festival. There is a lot more to explore. You can find out more about all the events and activities of the festival here.

All of our events are free but must be pre-booked. An adult must complete the registration and an adult must accompany all children at events.

Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) sponsor this festival.