Cork 'Discovered' the Cork Carnival of Science

Cork Discovers had the pleasure of taking part at the Cork Carnival of Science, held in Fitzgerald Park in June 2019.  Run by Cork City Council and Lifetime Lab and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Cork Carnival of Science sought to entertain and engage the public in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)… and boy did they succeed! 

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Visitors to the Cork Discovers stand met researchers from UCC, Teagasc and Mother Tongues Ireland. They learned how to read the DNA of a potato in their search to make the perfect crisp; they made elephant toothpaste and learned about chemical reactions; and they explored the languages of the world learning to say their names in sign language, how braille works and where Igbo is spoken. 
The fancy dress corner and Polaroid photo giveaway attracted over 1000 ‘dresser-uppers’ including the Lord Mayor of Cork and his family.

Join us on Friday, September 27th for more free activities and events across Cork City to celebrate Cork Discovers – European Researchers’ Night. Meet some fascinating researchers and to get your own Polaroid picture taken. 

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