Building on the great success of the Easter Science Camp, the NUI Galway School of Natural Sciences is now taking bookings for three sessions of week-long Summer Science Camps starting on the Mondays 14th, 21st and 28th of July. Registrations are open to all young scientists aged 8 to 13 years old.
The camps will run from 9.30am till 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. The full cost is €160 per pupil (€145 per additional sibling) for this exciting course packed with fun and exciting activities. Children will work as real scientists by performing and analysing experiments in a real research environment.
In the morning, children will work with Dr Michel Dugon, the host of the RTE TV program “Bug Hunters”. Activities will include discovering live local and exotic plant and animals, studying their habitats and understanding how they interact with their environment.
In the afternoons, participants will understand how cells make our body work. With the dynamic team of Cell EXPLORERS, they will run their own experiments such as building models, observing their own cells under small and large microscopes and extracting DNA from cells.
Bio-EXPLORERS is run and supported by the School of Natural Sciences, one of the most research-active Schools at NUI Galway. Bio-EXPLORERS is composed of two science communication and public engagement programmes: Cell EXPLORERS directed by Dr Muriel Grenon and Eco-EXPLORERS directed by Dr Michel Dugon,
The programme’s primary goal is to inspire interest in science in the general public and to impact positively on science education. It proposes activities that are designed to engage children in a hands-on way and stimulate their interest in exploring science-related themes.
For further information on the camp or to register, visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/bughunters/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.