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Summer Science Camps!!

NUI Galway, July 2019

Following our successful Scientist for a Day workshops and Bio-EXPLORERS Holiday Camps in previous years, Bio-EXPLORERS are excited to be running our Summer Camps once more this year! These camps provide a fun take on science where children can get involved and experiment as real scientists do. Small participant numbers, hands-on fun activities and a good ratio of well-trained, interactive demonstrators maximize the learning environment.




All activities will take place in the Martin Ryan Institute Annex building on the NUI Galway campus.




Camp runs every day from 10am until 4pm. Children will be supervised from 9.30am until 4.30pm.


How much?


€150 per child.




All young scientists aged between 8 and 13 years old


The organisers? 


All the organisers are staff members of the NUI Galway College of Science. Cell EXPLORERS is led by Dr. Muriel Grenon, while Eco-EXPLORERS is run by the Bug Hunter, Dr. Michel Dugon. Dr. Martina Wernecke is also involved in organising the camp this year. 


How to register?


Register on the relevant Eventbrite Summer Science Camp page (see links below)


Note that camp spaces are not confirmed until completed registration forms and payment are received. These should be received within 5 working days of Eventbrite registration, otherwise tickets will be re-released to the public. 


You can download the registration form from the Eventbrite page. Completed registration forms and payment should be posted to: 





School of Natural Sciences

NUI Galway


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eventbrite Links:


Click on the camp you would like to register for and follow the instructions.  


Camp 1 (8th - 12th July)

Camp 2 (15th - 19th July) 

Camp 3 (22th - 26th July)




Email us at


What is the timetable?


  • Drop-off: 9:30 - 10:00.

  • Morning session: 10:00 - 12:30 (includes a short break)

  • Lunch: 12:30 - 13:30.

  • Afternoon session: 13:30 - 16:00 (includes a short break)

  • Pick up: 16:00 - 16:30. 



Example timetable of last year's activities: 

What is Bio-EXPLORERS?


Bio-EXPLORERS is a science outreach programme based in NUI Galway's School of Natural Sciences. It is made up of two science communication and public engagement initiatives: Eco-EXPLORERS, directed by Dr. Michel Dugon and Cell EXPLORERS, directed by Dr. Muriel Grenon. 


The Bio-EXPLORERS programme’s primary goals are to inspire interest in science in the general public and to impact positively on science education. It runs activities that are designed to engage children in a hands-on way and stimulate their interest in exploring science-related themes. The programme has engaged thousands of children in the West of Ireland since its creation and has been very active during the last Galway Science and Technology Festival. In addition, Bio-EXPLORERS has run science holiday camps at Easter and Summer time, as well as 'Scientist for a Day' workshops (with Kitchen Chemistry) during October and February mid-terms. 





Join us and discover the fascinating world of bugs, reptiles and other creepy-crawlies! Eco-EXPLORERS is a science outreach initiative created by Dr Michel Dugon from the NUI Galway Discipline of Zoology. Known nationwide as the host of RTE's Bug Hunters show, Michel introduces children to important concepts such as biodiversity, animal conservation and ecology using live local and exotic animals. Like the Eco-EXPLORERS Facebook page to keep up to date with all their activities.




With Cell EXPLORERS you will find out about the amazing world of cells, which are found in all living things. You will get to look at cells under the microscope and extract fruit DNA in a fun experiment! Like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter on @cellexplorers.


Kitchen Chemistry


Kitchen Chemistry is a science outreach programme designed and run by members of NUIG’s Department of Chemistry. They aim to promote chemistry through the use of fun, interactive experiments and demonstrations to students of both primary and secondary school level. They run experiments that are enjoyable, educational and are easily reproduced at home. Each student will have the opportunity to carry out the experiments individually, while the demonstrators will help them learn the science behind each one. Their fun experiments include making your own glow sticks, growing your own crystals, testing pH and many more! All Kitchen Chemistry activities are delivered by both undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to share their enthusiasm for science. Like the Kitchen Chemistry Facebook page or follow them on twitter (@kitchenchemists) to find out more! 




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