Bio-EXPLORERS summer camps a huge success in 2018!

Attendees of the second Bio-EXPLORERS summer camp, from 9th-13th July On Friday 20th July, our Bio-EXPLORERS Science Summer Camp session drew to a close for 2018, following three weeks of exploration, discovery and fun. The camps, a collaboration between Cell EXPLORERS, Eco-EXPLORERS (Discipline of Zoology) and Kitchen Chemistry (School of Chemistry) were hugely popular again this year, our fifth year running! We entertained a total of 69 children across the three weeks of glorious sunshine in NUI Galway. Activities included: - Learning about the digestive system and making fake poo - Investigating your own cells under the microscope - Extracting DNA from bananas - Building a

Cell EXPLORERS run "STEM in Primary Education" European events

Cell EXPLORERS joined the European community for science Education this June by running two international events with Scientix on the topic of "STEM in Primary Education". Attendees at the 13th Scientix Projects’ Networking Event, June 27th 2018, Brussels. Our programme was invited to be co-organiser, along with GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance, of the 13th Scientix Programme Networking Event (#SPNE13) in Brussels on 27th June, 2018. On June 28th, Cell EXPLORERS were also invited to run a workshop for primary school teachers from across the EU attending a week-long Future Classroom Laboratory (FCL) training training course. SPNE13 was held in the European Schoolnet’s office in Brussels and

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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.