Sea The Stars: Irish Scientists Abroad

18th November

Danger, disguises, blowing up beaches and a lovely recipe for hot chocolate! Journey alongside the brave Irish emigrants who changed the way we see nature, and made amazing scientific discoveries! As part of Science Week 2017, we will be running a special workshop with Catherine McGuinness focusing on amazing discoveries and inventions made by Irish emigrants. This event is aimed at teenagers and young adults, and is perfect for ages 10 – 15.

The workshops take place on Saturday 18th November from 14:00 – 15:00. Tickets are €5 for children with accompanying adults going free. Ticketing can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Catherine McGuinness is a science communicator and museum educator specialising in biodiversity, zoology and natural history. Catherine is an experienced educational programmes and tour development specialist. As an expert audience advocate she is passionate about the development and delivery of formal and informal education products. Her area of expertise is ecology and learning outside the classroom.  Recent events for families have included ‘Across Africa – A Victorian Adventure’ for the Festival of Curiosity, Heritage Week and the National Museum, and now Science Week.

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 themed galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. EPIC brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way.

EPIC is open daily in CHQ from 10:00am – 6:45pm (last entry 5:00pm). For more information click here.