Ballyhoura have launched their own Science Week for 2020, supported by Science Foundation Ireland.
Ballyhoura Science Week 2020 will be a virtual event
By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy
Ballyhoura have launched their own Science Week for 2020, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. Ballyhoura have arranged a myriad of public events so that everyone can enjoy the joys of Science.
The first event that is open to the public right now is their National School Photo Competition. Teachers are required to register their class details to enter. From there all teachers are required to do is submit photos of their class actively participating in science experiments or field trip activities where they practice practical science. Photos are to be attached to an email sent to Ballyhoura’s email.
It is important to remember that there is only one entry per class, but there can be several entries from the same school. The closing date for entries is November 10, and there will be four winners drawn out at random.
Each winning class will be given their own private zoom workshop and science show with TV’s Dale Treadwell. As well as an interactive show ‘Naturally Wild’.
The main event is the Free online Family Day on Friday, November 14. This will be a collection of free online zoom workshops aimed at families and kids of different ages. There are over 500 spaces available for people to register for these workshops. The person chooses their timeslot and for each event and will receive a zoom link on November 13 the day before the event start date.
? Ballyhoura Science Week 2020 is HERE!
Join us for our Exciting Online FREE Family ? Event Day on the 14th of November with over 500 spaces available.@scienceirel #scienceweek #BSW2020https://t.co/iUKJkc3ToP
— Ballyhoura Development (@BallyhouraDev) November 3, 2020
The exhibits and shows available are all online and free and include fun events such as:
Nutty Scientists: A guided science workshop where a science kit is sent out in the post to the participant ahead of the event. This is then only opened during the workshop event itself and together as a group the kids learn, create and share ideas. N.B: Closing date for this is November 9 to allow time to send out kits. Limited availability.
Dino’s down Under: An interactive show with Dale Treadwell. Where the groups take a look at dinosaurs, the past and have an interactive fun learning experience.
National Reptile Zoo: Let the zoo come to you. For all ages, take a digital tour of habitats in the zoo. Crocs, lizards and spiders a plenty. Lots to learn and see. This is the longest show and most applicable to all ages.
Anyone4Science: Using common household items and a bit of knowledge this fun home guided experiment lets you make your own ice cream from scratch without using a freezer. Science never tasted so good.
You can register for all of these events, click HERE
For more on Ballyhoura Development CLG, click HERE
For more stories on virtual events around Limerick, click HERE