The purpose of science week is to engage the Irish public on the theme of infinite possibilities.

The Festival of Farming and Food is an educational, inspiring and fun week, packed full of amazing science activities, experiences, talks and exhibitions, for children and grown-ups alike.

Teagasc science communications and outreach officer Catriona Boyle says: “We are very excited to launch our full range of events and activities for science week.

"There is something for everyone, from primary school level to second level and up to an adult audience. Many of our events are online, so are accessible nationwide. We encourage teachers to broadcast our events to their classes.”

Teagasc is also delighted to have more in-person events this year. What better way to learn about science week and get involved than to attend one of the following events organised throughout the week.

13 November 11am-1pm - Trails and tales, Woodstock, Deerpark, Co Kilkenny

Join Teagasc forestry adviser Michael Somers for an interesting walk through the forest. Find out about the wonders of the woodlands and benefits of forestry to our lives, from carbon sequestration to biodiversity.

14 November 6pm-8pm - Teagasc Vision of research and innovation exhibition, Teagasc Head Office, Oak Park, Carlow

An exhibition of this year’s winning entries to the Teagasc vision of research and innovation photo competition, followed by a guided tour of Oak Park House.

15 November 5.30-8pm - 60-minute science, food sustainability, Teagasc Ashtown

This will address questions of food sustainability, safety and environmental effects.

16 November 11am, Women in STEM – how can your career help the planet?

An online event for second-level students and up, from Teagasc Head Office, features inspirational women scientists who talk about how the work they do benefits the environment and the career path they took to get to where they are.

18 November 11am, Kids’ corner: say cheese

This session invites primary-level students to join this fun interactive webinar broadcasting from Teagasc Moorepark and will explain why common dairy products in our fridges such as milk, cheese and yoghurt taste, look and smell like they do and what happens if we leave them too long.

What goes on below our feet? Art-science exhibition Below Ground: Soil Life in a Changing Climate, at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, runs from now until 6 November.

Teagasc has schools visiting its research centres at Athenry and Moorepark and events and outreach events with local schools from Oak Park. There will be a number of events for the public at the College of Amenity Horticulture in the stunning Botanic Gardens in Dublin.

You can find out more about careers in STEM in our A Day in the Life YouTube series. Teachers interested in arranging a speaker for their class, can contact Teagasc about their Meet a Scientist careers talks.

To register or find out more information about these events visit their website here.

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