Louth Science Festival 2020

Louth Science Festival celebrates, explores and promotes the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) and communicates its relevance in our everyday lives and society.

This festival is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and supported by Louth County Council.

For booking, please email libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie All Zoom workshops must be booked in order to receive the relevant links.

Public Events - Zoom Workshops

Tuesday November 10th

"Healthy, Wholesome and Hasty" Virtual Cookery Class: In this cook-a-long class Tara Walker, who runs the East Coast Cookery School and has had features in the Sunday Business Post, The Irish Times & Irish Independent, will demonstrate how to make "Healthy, Wholesome and Hasty", using low GI recipes with high levels of protein. Participants will receive the recipes, equipment and ingredients list in advance. Takes place via Zoom at 10am, booking is essential as places are limited.

The Science of Building Positive Relationships with Your Teenager: In this virtual workshop Aoife Lee, accredited parent coach and founder of Parent Support, will discuss the natural process for our teenagers to move away from being so dependent on their parents to being more influenced by their peers. The sessions will include information on understanding your teenager's behaviours and practical ways of managing the challenges. Aoife appears regularly on Virgin Media's Weekend AM show along with writing parenting articles for a variety of newspapers and parenting magazines. Takes place via Zoom at 7pm, booking is essential as places are limited.

Thursday November 12th

Sleep - What Every Parent Needs to Know: An introduction to your child's sleep, what is a sleep problem, who can have one, why does it happen and what can you do. Definitive steps towards positive sleep practices with Lucy Wolfe, Ireland's best known Sleep Consultant and bestselling author of The Baby Sleep Solution. Lucy Wolfe is the resident sleep expert of Virgin Media One's Ireland AM weekday show, and has contributed widely on television programmes and was a featured expert of RTE's documentary "Awake - The Science of Sleep". She also writes for the Irish Independent Takes place via Zoom at 10.30am, booking is essential as places are limited.

Saturday November 14th

Junior Einstein's Virtual Workshop: Join the Junior Einstein's Science Club to see some fascinating experiments with slime. elephant's toothpaste and lots more science fun. Takes place via Zoom at 3pm, perfect for families. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Wednesday November 18th

Online Safety and Digital Wellbeing: CyberSafeIreland aims to empower parents and children with digital skills and knowledge that will enable them to be safer and smarter online. The workshop will talk about the risks of social media, messaging apps & gaming and make parents aware of what children are doing online and offer support. The session will include a section on parental controls and settings on the most popular devices. Takes place via Zoom at 7pm. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Saturday November 21st

Amazing Invertebrates with Dublin Zoo: Join a Dublin Zoo educator for a virtual learning session looking at the wonderful world of invertebrates, exploring camouflage, looking at stick insects up close, make a craft together and set you up for a follow up activity at home! Takes place via Zoom at 11am, perfect for families. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Junior Einstein's Virtual Workshop: Join the Junior Einstein's Science Club to see some fascinating experiments with slime. elephant's toothpaste and lots more science fun. Takes place via Zoom at 3pm, perfect for families. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Public Events - Video Workshops

Saturday November 14th

Lego Brickx Virtual Video Workshop: A virtual Brickx Club workshop. Experiment with rubber band cars, volcanoes, catapults and ice excavations. Tune in to join Clodagh demonstrate step-by-step and try it yourself at home. Video will go live at 11am via the Louth County Libraries Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LouthCountyLibraries. Perfect for families, all are welcome to watch.