SFI will run a variety of interactive science shows and workshops for event goers of all age groups for example Science magic shows, microscope workshops etc. These exciting shows an workshops are currently being developed by researchers in SFI Funded Research Centres and will include walk in and bookable events.
In addition to this we will be promoting the range of programmes that Science Foundation Ireland offer including:
Smart Futures (www.smartfutures.ie)
Smart Futures is a collaborative Government-Industry-Education programme promoting STEM careers to students in Ireland. It provides access to careers information and role
models to students, parents, guidance councillors and teachers. It aims to improve the strategic coordination and alignment of industry outreach resources and drive the uptake of students selecting STEM subjects at post -primary and third level.
Science Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to the general public. The week-long programme of events across Ireland each November aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.(www.scienceweek.ie)
Discover Primary Science and Maths
Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) is the national programme, run by Science Foundation Ireland, to foster interest in science, technology engineering and maths amongst children in primary schools. The programme supports schools to deliver the science and maths curriculum in schools and to make it more interesting, relevant and visual for their students. Since 2010 the programme has been run in conjunction with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland which uses space to inspire and engage young people in science and technology in the world around them. (www.primaryscience.ie)