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Cork’s First Carnival of Science to be Held This Summer

Cork City Council, has recently received funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme Call to stage the first Cork Carnival of Science. The event aims to entertain and engage the public in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

The carnival will take place on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of June. The event will see Fitzgerald Park transformed into a Science wonderland. During the two day event more than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, street cuisine and a packed line-up of live entertainment.

Speaking about the event Margie McCarthy, Interim Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland, said: “At Science Foundation Ireland we are very pleased to support the first ever Carnival of Science, which I am confident will be an exciting event that encourages families to interact with science and technology in new and engaging ways. Through the SFI Discover Programme we are committed to making STEM accessible to all and to developing and nurturing STEM interest and engagement in Ireland, and initiatives like this are a perfect example of how we can achieve our goal. I would encourage everyone in the region to get involved with this wonderful event.”

Valerie O’ Sullivan, Director of Services for Environment and Recreation said “Cork Carnival of Science is a welcome addition to the vibrant festival culture Cork has to offer. Cork City Council is acutely aware of both the importance and the value of STEM engagement to the area. With a strong a strong base of multinational companies and indigenous Irish businesses, maintaining and enhancing the high standards of STEM engagement are essential to Cork’s goal of being a competitive, innovation-driven, knowledge based region”.

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