Young scientists do fieldwork
PEOPLE OF CORK ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENGAGE WITH SCIENCE WEEK
Clara and Meabh Deane study up on Cork Science Festival, which runs from November 11 to 18, when Cork libraries will be hosting Science Storytime, with science readings, talks and colouring
SCIENCE Foundation Ireland is calling on the people of Cork to #StopAndAsk questions about the world around them as part of national Science Week 2018.
Running from November 11 to 18, the Cork Science Festival’s aim is to bring science to the fore of the public’s minds through fun, engaging and interactive events.
Now in its second year, the #StopAndAsk campaign allows people to engage with the process of scientific discovery and find out the answers to how the world works around them.
The Cork public is encouraged to ask their questions across social media using the hashtag #StopAndAsk and to keep an eye out online and in the media where there will be opportunities throughout the week for the public to ask their questions.
2017 saw the scientific community coming together to help the general public discover the answers to such questions as “why do onions make me cry?” and “how do wireless phone chargers work?”
The #StopAndAsk campaign is not the only interactive element to the week, with hundreds of events set to take place across the country; those in Cork that are not to be missed include:
•Celebrate Science – Sunday November 11 from 12pm to 5pm at the Western Gateway Building in UCC.
•Gut Health, Fitness and Performance – APC Forum – Monday November 12 at 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
•The Science of Beer Brewery Tour – Monday 12 November and Thursday November 15 at 7pm and 8.30pm at the Rising Sons microbrewery.
•The Blackrock Castle Observatory Open Night – Friday November 16 at 7pm at the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory.
The number of events means that there is something there for all ages and interests, so if you are in and around the area, be sure to call into one of the fantastic events.
This promises to be a great week of fun and activities for all involved.
For a full list of the events or to find out more about what is taking place near your area during Science Week, you can visit www.scienceweek.ie or https://www.corksciencefestival.ie/.
Clara and Meabh Deane enjoy Science Storytime ahead of Cork Science Festival, which runs from November 11 to 18. Cork libraries will be hosting Science Storytime during the week, with science readings, talks and colouring to celebrate science in our everyday lives