Taking Science Outside..

IMG_4389We are huge fans of getting outdoors to explore the world of nature so we are delighted to announce a return trip to Lough Boora Parklands this year.

So, grab a warm coat and hat, don’t forget your camera and join us for a guided walk in the beautiful wetlands and wildlife wilderness of Lough Boora (see photo) during this year’s Midland’s Science Festival. The walk will take place on November 14th from 3:00pm until 4:30pm and will be led by some expert members of Bord na Mona’s ecology team. The walking group will meet at the newly established Visitor’s Centre and people of all ages will have the opportunity to explore Lough Boora’s diverse amenities, a range of walking landscapes and some of the most innovative land and environmental sculptures in Ireland.

Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, Lough Boora Discovery Park extends to over 2000 hectares and has a network of off-road walking and cycle routes within a perimeter of approximately 20 kilometres. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts interested in its unique flora and fauna, Lough Boora Discovery Park has so much to offer nature lovers and families looking for an affordable and relaxing day out together.

Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, Lough Boora Discovery Park extends to over 2000 hectares and has a network of off-road walking and cycle routes.
In addition, due to the popularity of last year’s astronomy event, the Midlands Science Festival is once again presenting an evening of stargazing on the bog. On Saturday November 14th at 8pm we will be inviting people of all ages to come and join us at the Clara Bog Visitor Centre for a unique lesson in Astronomy and this will be followed by a guided astronomy introduction (weather permitting), which will be provided outside in darkness by the Midlands Astronomy Club.

We want to prove that you don’t have to be an astronomy expert to appreciate how much fun it can actually be. Take your curiosities to a new level and don’t miss out an opportunity to discover and celebrate science this November across the Midlands.