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Teacher Mary Slattery , Principal Barry O’Leary , Paddy Rusk and Aoife Kelliher Students at O’Brennan national School As part of National Science Week, 
Pictured with Dr Siobhan MacSweeney - Head of Research IT Tralee . 

The Kerry Science Festival, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and led by IT Tralee, will host a programme of free public engagement events, workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act positively to mitigate climate change

The Festival themed “A Prospective on Climate Change” will feature over 40 events developed in collaboration with industry, businesses, public bodies, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Kerry. 
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Connecting Climate Change and STEM at Kerry Science Festival

Co. Kerry, Friday October 25th: As part of National Science Week, The Kerry Science Festival, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and led by IT Tralee, will host a programme of free public engagement events, workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act positively to mitigate climate change

The Festival themed “A Prospective on Climate Change” will feature over 40 events developed in collaboration with industry, businesses, public bodies, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Kerry. 

Highlights at this year’s Kerry Science Festival 2019 include an ‘Effects of Climate Change’ VR experience, a ‘Climate Hack’ for second level students, advanced biotechnology food and cosmetic testing, a climate-themed movie screening, the Eccentric Energy Show, and a range of other events in partnership with Killarney National Park, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Dingle Seaworld, Dairymaster, Enercon, and Tralee Chamber Alliance, among others.

IT Tralee will also host a flagship event as part of the Festival, consisting of a ‘Women in STEM’ Careers event and a Climate Change Family Showcase.

The Women in STEM careers event will take place at IT Tralee’s North Campus on Friday November 15th from 6-9pm and will include a careers discussion for females of all ages to understand how a career in STEM goes beyond numbers, equations and lab coats! Participants will get the opportunity to engage in discussion, learn something new, and meet others females who have made significant leaps in their STEM careers.

The following day, on Saturday November 16th, a family Showcase event will take place at IT Tralee’s North Campus. This daylong event offers a vast array of fun, educational and interactive events for all age’s including VR experiences, scientific testing, robotics, weather forecasting, electric vehicle display, sustainable food making, zoology, book reading, children’s sustainable recycling workshop, slime experiments and much more. A full day of family fun is guaranteed!

Details on all of the events as part of Kerry Science Festival can be found at www.kerryscience.com. 

Kerry Science Festival events are free, but many will require registration, as places on interactive workshops are limited. For further information please contact info@creancentre.com   066 7144229.

-ENDS- 
*Editor’s Notes:* 

Kerry Science Festival is an Institute of Technology Tralee initiative and is developed by a team representing education and industry across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Kerry region area, funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 
Media contact ben.slimm@staff.ittralee.ie.

Special Family Event At IT Tralee For Science Week

November 8, 2019 at 5:53 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), will host a family showcase event at IT Tralee’s North Campus on Saturday, November 16, as part of National Science Week This daylong event offers a vast array of fun, educational and interactive events for all age’s including VR experiences, scientific testing, robotics, […]

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Kerry College To Provide Free Culinary Arts Course In Dingle

Kerry College To Provide Free Culinary Arts Course In Dingle

November 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm Comments are Disabled

TO address the skills gap and staff shortage in hospitality and tourism sectors in County Kerry, a new fully funded course in Dingle may be of interest. Applications are open for the upcoming Certificate in Culinary Arts (Food Preparation and Cooking) run at Dingle Cookery School which starts on Monday, […]

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Meet The ‘Kingdom Trooper’ And Help Raise Funds For Cian

Meet The ‘Kingdom Trooper’ And Help Raise Funds For Cian

November 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man will become a minion of the evil empire later this month to help raise funds for a young boy battling Leukemia. Photographer Keith McGlynn will don a Star Wars’ stormtrooper outfit and station himself in Manor West Shopping Centre on Sunday, November 24 where he is hoping […]

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Sponsored: Find Out About Hybrid At Series Of Talks At Kelliher’s Toyota

November 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KELLIHERS Toyota in Rathass are hosting a series of talks and Q&A sessions this evening and tomorrow morning on the benefits of buying a Hybrid. They take place at 5pm and 7pm on Friday and tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 11am. The team at Kelliher’s will set out why it’s now […]

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Thirty Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

Thirty Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

November 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 3o patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. It’s been a busy week at the hospital as yesterday there were 23 patients on trolleys and 24 on Wednesday, 21 on Tuesday and five on Monday. Tuesday […]

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Drugs Seized At House In Killeen Area Of Tralee

Drugs Seized At House In Killeen Area Of Tralee

November 8, 2019 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have seized approximately €1,400 euro of suspected controlled drugs following a search at a house in the Killeen area of Tralee on Thursday November 7. As part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of drugs, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry carried out a search […]

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Man Arrested After Burglary In Tralee Last Month

Man Arrested After Burglary In Tralee Last Month

November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee have arrested and charged a man in his 40s in relation to a burglary at a shop on Abbeycourt, Tralee on the night October 9. Shortly after 8am on October 10, Gardaí received a report of a burglary that had occurred overnight. During the burglary a large […]

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Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Who says November is a boring month? Well, ok it is, but try and make the most of the pre-party season by heading out and about to some of these events!… Friday 1. Barbara’s book launch… Local author Barbara Byar will launch her debut short fiction collection – ‘Some Days […]

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