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A Night at the Galway Atlantaquaria with Science Clubs!

Engage, educate, and inspire – a shared objective of the Galway Atlantaquria and Cell Explorers that underpinned the co-creation of a wonderful Night in the Aquarium for over 40 young scientists.

Young people participating in a hands-on activity at the aquarium!

On Friday, 26th May four Youth Groups from Foróige and Westside Youth Project held the figurative keys to the Aquarium for a night – the Aquarium was closed to the public and it became theirs! Young people who had previously participated in the Science Club descended upon the aquarium for guided tours, hands-on activities, food, photos, and fun. The engagement and excitement were contagious!

A group on tour!

Science Club is a program developed on the ethos that science is for everyone. It is a 5-week program where young people, in their youth centers, engage in a series of hands-on STEM activities guided by local Cell EXPLORERS scientists. Science Club aims to value and empower young people. Collaboration has always been at the heart of Science Club, and we are delighted about the opportunity to work with the Aquarium. Thank you to the Aquarium for having us and for guiding these young people in continued discovery!

Some of the Cell Explorers team vital to the Science Club. From left to right: Donal Cahalane (VP Engagement Office at University of Galway), Sravani Duvvada (Science Club volunteer), Shannon Stubbs (Postgrad Researcher and Science Club facilitator), Dr. Kristin Anderson (GROWS Project Manager), Anna Grossbach (Science Club Volunteer), Janic Schulte (Lab Manger and Science Club Facilitator), Dr. Talia Arcari (Network Coordinator).

GROWS Project Funding:

The dissemination of the Science Club is supported by the Medtronic Foundation, under the Giving Real Opportunities to Widen participation in STEM (GROWS) project.

About Medtronic Foundation:

The Medtronic Foundation partners to improve lives for underserved and underrepresented populations worldwide, and support communities where Medtronic employees live and give. For more information, please


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