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Teagasc gears up for Science Week 2023

Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting week of exploration and discovery as we kick off Science Week at Teagasc, which runs from November 9-19, 2023. Teagasc has lined up various engaging events that promise to captivate the curious minds of children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Teagasc gears up for Science Week 2023


Teagasc research centres around Ireland are opening their doors to students, from primary and secondary levels, to highlight the work that we do in agriculture and food research. Attendees will get to try out many hands-on experimental activities.

At the National Botanic Gardens “Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture”, find out all about future career prospects and placement opportunities for students in the wonderful world of horticulture.

Have you ever wondered what a career in science is like? Students will get the chance to freely ask questions and discover what it is like to work in science. Eimear Ferguson, Science Communication and Engagement Officer explains: “During Science Week, our main focus is on educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists. We are thrilled to offer school tours (primary and secondary level) tailored for young learners at our research centres in Ashtown, Athenry, Grange, and Moorepark. These tours provide students with a hands-on, interactive experience, bringing science to life in a way that's both educational and entertaining”.  

Our scientists at Teagasc Crops Research Centre in Carlow have developed a fun and educational experimental pack for primary schools.  

For those who prefer to explore science as a family, we have an exciting and interactive family-friendly event at the Marina Market, Cork City. From captivating demonstrations to thrilling experiments, our weekend event promises an unforgettable experience that the whole family can enjoy together.  

The ‘Trails and Tales’ forestry walk in Kilkenny Castle Park will show you the benefits of forestry - from carbon sequestration to biodiversity. Not to mention the benefits to our well-being. In addition, Teagasc tree researchers on RTÉ One’s science series ‘10 Things to Know About ….”  

Catriona Boyle, Science Communications Officer at Teagasc, says: “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”.  

Find out more about Science Week at Teagasc here