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Science is fun for all in Cork this November

Cork Science Festival 2021 is here

Toy Show Star Adam King is the new ambassador for Cork Science Festival, which is set to make a triumphant return for 2021!


Calling all Science fans! Having gone fully virtual last year, Cork Science Festival is delighted to be back to reality from the 6th to 14th November this year. Festival organisers are brimming with excitement as they get ready to showcase the best Cork has to offer in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The festival aims to increase engagement and interest in science subjects from a young age with an extra focus this year on primary school students, who would have missed out on a lot of opportunities for learning and interaction due to the pandemic.


Also new this year, Cork Science Festival is delighted to welcome on board Late Late Toy Show Star Adam King as an official Festival Ambassador. Known for his love of Space and his ambition to be part of Capcom,the Nasa flight control operations team, when he is older, the youngster from East Cork and his family love all things science. Adam hopes his involvement in the Festival will inspire other children to become passionate about STEAM subjects and shoot for the stars.


The Cork Science Festival programme will feature a packed calendar of free public events which will be delivered as a combination of virtual, blended, in-person and  broadcast workshops and shows.


Highlights of the Cork festival include online talks by Zookeepers at Fota Wildlife Park and Space Experts from MTU Blackrock Castle. Join the team at Fota Wildlife Park on 7th November for an online talk titled ‘Head and Shoulders above the rest’ where Zoon Keeper Lynda McSweeney invites you to explore the world of Giraffes and hear about their special features. Another virtual event not to be missed will see Dr Niall Smith and Frances McCarthy from MTU Blackrock Castle debate what it means to be an Astronaut these days. ‘What’s an Astronaut’ will stream live online at 3.30pm on the 10th of November.


Live Science Events this weekend at Marina Market

  • Learn about The ‘Science of Bubbles’ with Scientific Sue show during live shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 13th November.
  • On Sunday 14th learn about ‘The Science of Dragons’ with a show looking at the science of fire and flight that is inspired by the Cressida Cowell books ‘How to train your dragon’ at the 12pm, 2pm or 4pm session.

For full details on the festival and opportunities to book for free public events see www.corksciencefestival.ie



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