Banana Pattern

2021 Activities!

Although COVID-19 restrictions have begun to be relaxed/reduced, Cell EXPLORERS will continue to deliver only online visits for the remainder of 2021. We will re-evaluate the situation at the start of 2022 and consider the possibility of resuming in-person activities. 

Pre Covid-19


Our remote activities are based on our hands-on science session Fantastic DNA for schools or for Science Festivals, but with new online approaches!

Scroll down or click on a link below  to learn about what we offer and how to take part.


For Schools

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The Fantastic DNA in a Box workshop is a remote DNA extraction session that can be run by teachers in the classroom without the physical presence of demonstrators. 

Through the use of pre-packaged materials, video instructions and online support, teachers can set up this session with ease and run the session either alone guided by videos or through a online video call with Cell Explorers Explainers.

For Science Festivals

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The Fantastic DNA! at home workshop is a remote online workshop designed so that families at home can engage in some hands-on experiments with enthusiastic scientists!

By using a combination of pre-packaged materials (sent in advance for ticket-holders via post) and ingredients commonly found in kitchens, participants can are guided by trained scientist explainers to extract DNA from a banana. Suitable for those aged 8-12 years old and their parents/guardians. 

For Youth Groups

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We are currently developing a new activity specifically for youth groups, the Collaborative Youth Scientist (CYS) science club, to be ready for 2022. 

This science club will comprise four 1hr weekly sessions, hosted at local youth groups, where young people will engage in a series of hands-on STEM activities. They will be guided in their discovery by local Cell EXPLORERS scientists explainers.
Collaboration will be at the heart of this science club, and young people will be the drivers of their own STEM engagement as they choose which activities to complete and participate in peer-learning and teamwork. Young people will also have the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a scientist, with structured discussions with the scientist explainers. 

This project is in collaboration with the Galway Foróige STEAM project.