Lets Talk Science

“Lets Talk Science” is a new festival for the Ballymun community delivered by the Rediscovery Centre and Global Action Plan Ireland with support from Science Foundation Ireland and Dublin City Council.


The aim of this Science Festival is to celebrate and promote the contributions that science makes to society – past, present and future and to encourage and inspire public perceptions of science and technology to make them more accessible for the local community and the general public.


This festival will introduce a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities into the Ballymun community in a format that will be engaging and accessible both for local residents and the wider community. Science Festivals not only help promote public awareness and interest in science and technology but also help inspire citizens about science; encouraging the next generation of scientists and engineers.  This festival will help foster an awareness of the contributions which scientific, technological and environmental endeavours make to society. This project will endeavour to make STEM relevant to the local community by demonstrating how it is part of their everyday lives.


The festival will include a range of different activities in different formats to ensure that a wide target audience is engaged. The formats will include workshops, demonstrations, games, poster displays, talks, information stands, competitions etc to encourage public participation throughout the festival and to foster ongoing conversations after the event.

 

Festival Programme:


Thursday 21st May:
School workshops – invitation only


Friday 22nd May:
9.00 – 15.00: School workshops – invitation only


Saturday 23rd May:
10.00 – 17.00: Family day.
Free activities, workshops, exhibition stands etc. suitable for all the family. Activities based on Ballymun Civic Plaza, Axis and Ballymun Civic Centre.


Sunday 24th May
10.00 – 14.00: Family day.
Free activities and workshops suitable for all the family. Activities based in the Virgin Mary Community Garden, Ballymun.