Science Week 2017 is set to be the biggest yet and there is a variety of events around the country to attend to meet increasing public demand.  Science Week 2017 takes place from 12-19 November.

#BelieveInScience and Science Week are part of Science Foundation Ireland’s work to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow’s world.

Science Foundation Ireland has partnered with organisations and businesses across Ireland, including running science festivals in Galway, Cork, Carlow, Limerick, Waterford, the Midlands (spanning Longford, Offaly, Laois and Westmeath), Sligo, Mayo, Kerry and Cavan/Monaghan, in the South East (spanning Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary), Sligo and Tipperary. Some of these festivals are brand new and the line-up also includes a Teagasc-run festival which will see science events spanning eight counties. In Dublin City, there will be a host of science events happening across the city for both adults and children.

Science Foundation Ireland is calling on communities and businesses to play their part in Science Week.  For offices, you can imagine and host your own event or simply gather everyone around to watch a TEDx talk or science video.  If you own a restaurant, why not highlight the science behind your menu?  Why not simply start the science conversation by sharing some science facts in your workplace? If you are involved with a sports club, bring in a guest speaker on the science of your sport.

Alternatively, people can engage with science by attending a Science Week event, by doing experiments with their children, by engaging with Science Foundation Ireland to ask questions about science or by checking out science programming on RTÉ.

If you plan to run an event, don’t forget to register it here where you can also order Science Week merchandise before October 13th.

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