Volunteers needed for school visits

We are looking for volunteers to join the Cell EXPLORERS teams running Fantastic DNA or Little Cells school visits during Science Week & the Galway Science and Technology Festival. When ? Between 9th & 27th of November 2015 Free time needed? 1h30 for training, at least 3h per visit What do I get out of it? A lunch voucher, experience in science communication, the buzz of talking about something you love to enthusiastic school children, the opportunity to meet like-minded NUI Galway students and staff, the ALIVE volunteering award and the Cell EXPLORERS demonstrator badge! If you are interested, 1. Please email your contact details (email and phone number) to cellexplorers@nuigalway.ie 2. Fi

Cell EXPLORERS teams to bring hands-on science to Irish schools

This week, the public could read about the expansion of our programme and our partnerships with University of Limerick and Athlone Institute of Technology in several publications. Galway Advertiser UL News center Newsoneplace.com ULearning Skillsnet Wn.com Social Media "NUI Galway’s Cell EXPLORERS science outreach programme has announced the launch of their new partnership with the University of Limerick (UL) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Funded by a two-year Science Foundation Ireland Discover Award, the partnership will see teams visit primary schools in their localities sharing the wonder of science, allowing children to act like real scientists in their own classrooms."

Launch of Galway Science and Technology Festival 2015

National Science week is celebrating it's 20th birthday this year with the theme of Science Week 2.0: Design Your Future. Science week runs from the 8th to the 15th November, with Galway Science and Technology Festival (GSTF) going that extra mile, running from 9th to 22nd November for a fortnight of different Science events across the county. The GSTF launched it's exciting programme of events on Monday last, the 19th October, in Medtronic's Customer Innovation Centre. For details about school roadshows and workshops available, as well as details on the GSTF Exhibition day workshops taking place on the 22nd November in NUI Galway, keep an eye on www.galwayscience.ie. Free tickets for the Ex

Scientist for A Day is Back!

Cell EXPLORERS, Eco EXPLORERS and Kitchem Chemistry are reuniting again to run another Scientist for A Day workshop full of exciting experiments and activities! Aimed at children aged between 7 and 13 the camp will take place in one of the laboratories in NUI Galway. The workshop takes place on Wednesday the 28th October from 10am to 3pm. The cost is 10e per child with discounts available for multiple bookings. To book in email cellexplorers@nuigalway.ie. Bookings will be taken on a first come first serve basis and numbers are limited so book early!

Check out our new Fantastic DNA extraction steps video!

Thanks to the wonderfully talented Michael and Kevin McAndrew of Corrib Digital Cell EXPLORERS have a brand new video explaining what DNA is and how you can extract it from cells by following just a few simple steps. This amazing description of what happens in the cells during the extraction process will help you understand why each step is important. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to find more videos about DNA and cells and if you want to extract DNA at home using household items you can watch our DIY DNA extraction video to find out how!

Welcome to our new volunteers!

Over the last few weeks we have been recruiting and training new volunteers. Over 100 people have signed up to volunteer with Cell EXPLORERS and already over 40 of these have completed training in the Fantastic DNA school session and are ready to go on school roadshows! The Cell EXPLORERS teams in the University of Limerick and Athlone IT are also getting ready for the new year. The Fantastic DNA school roadshows will visit primary schools during October and November throughout Galway county and in schools around Limerick and Athlone. Thank you and welcome to all of our new volunteers and we hope you have a great time spreading the love of science!

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School of Natural Sciences, Arts and Science Building, National University of Ireland, Galway

Cell EXPLORERS is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the SFI Discover programme, NUI Galway and the Galway University Foundation.