What is Cell EXPLORERS?
- A collaborative outreach initiative by volunteer students and staff
- We promote biological and biomedical sciences in schools and to the general public
- We run practical biology discovery programmes based on interactive and hands-on activities
What are we doing this year?
Cell EXPLORERS is very involved in the Galway Science and technology Festival once again. Make sure you book your visit/ticket online on the Festival website!
- The Cell EXPLORERS road show: “Fantastic DNA!” is visiting primary schools around Galway county
- “Little cells” is our new workshop aimed at 5-8 years old children that will be visiting schools in Galway city
- Attend The Cell EXPLORERS show on the Science Festival exhibition day (24th of November) - it is the return of our hands on workshop to discover Cells and DNA !
- The School of Natural Sciences Next Top Model Organism: Meet NUI Galway scientists and discuss the use of model organisms in their research in our new workshop on exhibition day
- The ReelLife Science video competition in collaboration with Enda O’Connell
- This year, we are also Piloting the integration of Science communication and outreach in the undergraduate curriculum with the Wellcome trust support!
We are supported by:
- The School of Natural Sciences
- The Wellcome Trust
- Science Fundation Ireland Discover Science and Engineering
- The Galway Science and Technology Festival
- The NUI Galway Student Union Explore innovation initiative
- The Discipline of Biochemistry
- The College of Science
- The Genome Stability Laboratory – Centre for Chromosome Biology
- Establish a connection between higher education, research and society
- Engage the general public in the role of science and the impact of research in society
- Inspire scientific interest in children
- Provide teaching ressource to teachers
- Inform the public about the School of Natural Sciences research
- Train the next generation of science communicators and educators
Contact us at:
Facebook: Cell EXPLORERS
Bio-EXPLORERS: Summer Science Camp
Bio-EXPLORERS is run and supported by the School of Natural Sciences, one of the most research-active Schools at NUI Galway. It is currently composed of two Science communication and public engagement programmes: Cell EXPLORERS directed by Dr Muriel Grenon and Eco-EXPLORERS directed by Dr Michel Dugon.
Our primary goal is to inspire interest in science in the general public and to impact positively on science education. Our programmes engage primary and secondary school pupils in exciting hands-on science activities and support teachers to instill a passion for science in their students. All EXPLORERS activities are delivered by research scientists with a passion for education.
Our Bio-EXPLORERS Science holiday camp:
We are running three camps this summer:
- Camp 1: 14th – 18th July 2014
- Camp 2: 21st – 25th July 2014
- Camp 3: 28th July – 1st August 2014
Each camp consists of 5 full days of amazing Science (9.30am – 16.30pm).
Suitable for children aged 8 to 13.
Camp fee: €160 per child, €145 for additional siblings
Enter the fascinating world of biology with Bio-EXPLORERS. Cell EXPLORERS and Eco-EXPLORERS have teamed up to bring you 5 full days of fun-packed, fascinating Science activities which will amaze your kids (and you too!).
Both excitement and fun are guaranteed!
Are you ready to be amazed?
Schedule of Bio-EXPLORERS Science Holiday Camp:
The day’s activities begin at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm. Children can be dropped off at the venue from 9.30am and will be supervised up to 4.30pm.
How to register:
If you would like to register your child to participate in the Bio-EXPLORERS Science Holiday Camp, please click on the link below and print out the registration form. Please return the completed registration form with your payment of €160 (€145 for siblings) in person or by post to:
Dr. Martina Wernecke
School of Natural Sciences
Deadline for receipt of registration form and payment is 4th July 2014.
Queries and Comments:
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