We are delighted to be working with St Mary’s Youth Centre, Tullamore this year for Science Week. We will be having a series of workshops and events over two days with the amazing Exploration Dome and the team from Marine Dimensions. Both Exploration Dome and Marine Dimensions were big hits at our festival last year.
Exploration Dome is the most advanced digital mobile planetarium in the country and it’s a great way to explore the wonders of science, astronomy, geology and …geography. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut, swim with a shark or visit the planets? The Exploration Dome has it all in a fun, interactive and easily accessible way!
Marine Dimensions is a social enterprise dedicated to marine environmental education, research and conservation. Their mission is to enhance understanding and appreciation of marine biodiversity through education, research and community based participation. The workshops include a touchpool containing live marine animals, including starfish, crabs, shrimp and anemones. There is an arts and crafts table for kids, with shark colouring competitions and mermaids’ purse necklaces. All pupils questions will be answered by qualified marine biologists and information on marine conservation projects that need your help will be available.