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Festival of Farming and Food – SFI Science Week at Teagasc

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Teagasc is holding a series of exciting events for Science Week 2017 (November 12-19). Many of Teagasc’s research centres around the country will open their doors for school visits, where students will get to perform hands-on experiments and find out about careers in STEM from Teagasc researchers and students. An interactive evening event for the general public ‘60 Minute Science’ will take place at the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. While at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin ‘A Taste of Food Science’ evening event is open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Believe in Science’. Attendees will learn about a wide variety of topics and how they apply to their everyday lives including: food for health, food product development and improvement, food safety, sustainability of animal and plant production, healthy soils & biodiversity and the development of rural areas.

This festival is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland. All events are free however pre-booking is required. Please contact the relevant regional organiser below and see full details of all events at: http://www.scienceweek.ie/events/.


60 Minute Science Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow catriona.boyle@teagasc.ie
A Taste of Food Science Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin maire.caffrey@teagasc.ie
Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Seminar RDS, Dublin hilary.king@teagasc.ie
Healthy Starts Here Teagasc Grange, Co Meath kieran.meade@teagasc.ie
Teagasc Grange Schools visit (secondary level) Teagasc Grange, Co Meath orla.keane@teagasc.ie
Dairying: From Farm to Fork Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork emer.kennedy@teagasc.ie/niamh.obrien@teagasc.ie
Science Week at Johnstown Castle Teagasc Johnstown Castle Environment Research centre karen.daly@teagasc.ie
‘Ewe’ want to learn about sheep Teagasc Athenry Research Centre, Co Galway norina.coppinger@teagasc.ie
Spud Science Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Co Carlow gerard.hehir@teagasc.ie

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• VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow