We are really excited about our science festival events today! First, we are off to Laois to celebrate science with the Junior Einsteins Science Club for a day of fun and engaging experiments. This unique club incorporates core science into hands-on sessions designed to stimulate and create a love of science and nature. Pupils will get to make and do their own experiments wearing their lab coats and goggles and using real scientific equipment including a university grade Van Der Graff Generator.
We have career talks and STEM inspiration with Intel in Moate thanks to Midlands native, Bridget Molloy.
Then its over to Offaly! A key theme for this year is that of heritage and Midlands Science has teamed up with Creative Ireland to provide one Offaly school with a project which celebrates the work of a local nineteenth century pioneering scientist, microscopist and naturalist Mary Ward, who was working at a time when it was very difficult for women to be taken seriously in any field other than the domestic. We look forward to seeing how this one goes!
And there’s more!