Science Week is back for another year, teaching people about the role science plays in our lives through events ranging from tree planting to the science behind whiskey distillation.
Running from 10-17 November and coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Science Week will spotlight science and climate action through a mix fun, engaging and interactive events across the country, aiming to show people how science and climate action are linked.
As climate change, and the eco-anxiety that it can and does bring for some people, becomes an ever bigger challenge, separating facts from fiction can be harder than ever.
Trying to figure out how you factor into such huge conversations can be even tougher, and Science Week is focusing on exactly that.
With 1,200 events planned around the country, Science Week will focus on showing people how to get involved in the fight against climate change, and how science can be a part of the solution.
Whether you're most comfortable at demonstrations, eager to learn from experts or would rather get your hands dirty by planting trees, there's an event for you.
Science Foundation Ireland, in association with Coillte, is lending a hand to the national effort to plant 440 million trees by 2040. And don't worry about BYOT (bringing your own tree) – Coillte have kindly provided 30,000 trees to SFI to be planted during Science Week.
Find out how you can get involved in a tree planting event by visiting ScienceWeek.ie.
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Loved the Great British Bake Off and missing some wholesome fun in your life? Learn all about what would happen if you baked in space at events in Dublin, Cork and Galway, or delve into the fascinating science of whiskey distillation at Pearse Lyons' Whiskey Distillery – maybe leave the kids at home for this one!
When it comes to little minds, delight them with the 'Ugly Animal Roadshow' with Simon Watt at the Dublin Science Week Family Show at the Mansion House.
For the full list of Science Week events, click here.