Featured Events

60 Minute Science

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7:30 – 10pm Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Teagasc is hosting a free evening of science talks ‘60 Minute Science’ at the Rivercourt hotel Kilkenny, with MC Rick O Shea RTE Broadcaster, Book Pusher and Event Host.

Beer magic - What’s fermentation, and why is it essential to beer?
Eadaoin Walsh, Community Outreach Chef at the School of Food, Thomastown, gives an introduction into the fascinating world of fermentation.
Join us to find out. There will be music on arrival and after the talks courtesy of the Hot 3 Jazz band and refreshments will be provided. There will be a number of stands with ‘hands on’ exhibits related to the talks and a chance to meet the presenters.

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Plant Power

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

The OPW and the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture are organising an interesting series of events for both school children and the general public. The Teagasc event theme is ‘the importance of plant breeding in sustainable food production’. Local food producers will showcase locally-grown sustainably-produced food. There will be interactive lab sessions looking at how biological control agents can be used to control plant pests in an environmentally-friendly way. Visitors will learn how salads can be produced out of season using trolley plant propagators. Visitors will also have a unique opportunity to visit the National Herbarium, which is not usually open to the general public with its valuable collection of preserved plant specimens from around the world. The OPW will provide walking tours of the National Botanic Gardens throughout the week. Pre-booking is required for groups

(Tel: 01 857 0909; 01 804 0319)

 

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Slice of Science

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4 – 8pm, Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15

An Open Evening at Teagasc Research Centre: Meet some of our Researchers and find out more about the science of food and how this relates to you and what you eat. How do we use all our senses to relate to food? How clean are your hands? What makes a good steak? What insects are bad for plants? What exactly is gluten? Get the answers to these and many more questions at this open evening. Researchers will be there to talk to you about their work, and there will be an opportunity to participate.

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The ‘Festival of Farming and Food – SFI Science Week at Teagasc’ includes many exciting events around the country all of which are free to attend. 

Well-known presenter Rick O’Shea, RTÉ, brings his inimitable style of hosting to the ‘60 Minute Science’ event at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel on Thursday November 15 at 7.30pm. The event celebrates local science in Kilkenny with speakers from Costello’s Brewing Company (Beer magic), The School of Food (Scobys, starters and more…), Glanbia (Why small is beautiful) and Teagasc (Think before you tidy), and more to be announced. Audience participation is encouraged! Music is provided by the Hot 3 jazz band. Book your place on EventBrite.

‘Plant Power’ at The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in Glasnevin is new to the festival this year. The OPW and the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture are organising an interesting series of events for both school children and the general public. The Teagasc event theme is ‘the importance of plant breeding in sustainable food production’. Local food producers will showcase locally-grown sustainably-produced food. There will be interactive lab sessions looking at how biological control agents can be used to control plant pests in an environmentally-friendly way. Visitors will learn how salads can be produced out of season using trolley plant propagators. Visitors will also have a unique opportunity to visit the National Herbarium, which is not usually open to the general public with its valuable collection of preserved plant specimens from around the world. The OPW will provide walking tours of the National Botanic Gardens throughout the week. Pre-booking is required for groups (Tel: 01 857 0909; 01 804 0319)

‘A Slice of Science’ takes place at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre on Thursday November 15 (4-8pm). Meet some of our Researchers and find out more about the science of food and how this relates to you and what you eat. How do we use all our senses to relate to food? How clean are your hands? What makes a good steak? What insects are bad for plants? What exactly is gluten? Get the answers to these and many more questions at this open evening. Researchers will be there to talk to you about their work, and there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in hands-on activities. Book your place on EventBrite.

In addition, Teagasc Research Centres around the country will open their doors for school visits (primary up to third level), where students will get to perform hands-on experiments and find out about careers in STEM. See full listings here.