With under a week left until the Midlands Science Festival kicks off across the region, don’t forget to book your free place at some of the many hands-on science and technology activities that have been planned by local development organisation Atlantic Corridor. The aim is that this festival will encourage wider participation of the next generation in science and related fields.
Jackie Gorman, Midlands Science Festival Director said, ‘One key objective is to approach science in a new and inspiring way, fusing theatrical performances with expertise and content. This event provides a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to really engage with the wonders of science and its relevance and importance to each and every one of us.’
We are looking forward to bringing a number of expert speakers into schools in Westmeath this year. These included Cpl recruitment director Judith Moffett, Fergal O’Brien who currently heads one the largest regenerative medicine research groups in Ireland and Cork native, Síle Lane is Campaigns Manager at the UK organisation Sense About Science, Jonathan McCrea of Newstalk and Futureproof and more.
This festival really does have something for everybody and it will hopefully help people to focus on science in a more stimulating way. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a really fun-filled week for all.’