Climate Change, Sunspotting, Energy and More!

SHS EddieAnother great day today across the region with Midlands Science Festival. We hosted more Reptile Zoo visits, this time in Tullamore in St.Joseph’s National School where excited groups of children got to pet a snake and watch a scorpion in action!

Next up, we welcomed Professor Conor Boyle to Clara where he delivered a careers talk to secondary students at Clara Bog Visitor Centre on Climate Change. We delivered a similar science careers story in Longford with Dr. Trevor Woods of TCD and in Athlone with Sinead Miggin of NUI, Maynooth.

Students at Cnoic Mhuire Secondary School in Granard enjoyed an informative workshop with the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland and Dr. Eddie Murphy of RTE’s Operation Transformation visited schools in Tullamore (photo) and he will also address the  public tonight at Tullamore Harriers club and on the science of mental fitness.

TCD Sunspotter workshops took place in Ferbane and we welcomed a representative from UCD’s Food for Health team to Birr to speak to students about sports performance and nutrition.

We are looking forward to lots more fun celebrating science over the next few days in the Midlands…Still some places left for some of our  free public events…check our Events section now for more details.