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Published on:02 Nov 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Cavan Monaghan Science Festival, a regional Festival celebrating, exploring and promoting the wonders of science, technology, engineering arts and maths (STEAM) in our everyday lives. The Festival will run from the 7th to 23rd November.

The counties of Cavan and Monaghan have been identified by research carried out by SFI as low intervention counties in terms of STEM participation. So taking this research on board, we developed this festival programme to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about STEM or indeed STEAM (Science technology engineering arts maths) through accessible and entertaining interactions with the public. We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

With events from astronomy to zoology, this year's festival wants everyone to come out again to discover more wonders of science in our everyday lives. Science is very important in our lives. We all benefit from scientific knowledge from the food we eat, the air we breath to how we sleep. Science and technology power our world, improves our health and can even entertain us. Everywhere you look, there is science!

We will have some of the best national and international scientists, researchers, speakers, creators and artists to take you on a new road of discovery from the Science of Superheroes to Nanotechnology, Science behind Baking to Crime Scene Investigation, Wonders of the Cosmos, Water for Wellness to the Mystery of Food Labelling or try your hand at Coding, Podcasting, 3D cad, Lego storyland, to dealing with serious topics such as Cancer, HPV, Autism, Dementia.

Don't miss your opportunity to take part in events across the county during Cavan Monaghan Science Festival. Events are FREE but booking is advised for a number of the most popular events. Drop into your local library for a programme or log onto cavanmonaghansciencefestival.ie for booking through eventbrite.

Book events through Eventbrite today at

www.cavanmonaghansciencefestival.ie

We appreciate your feedback by emailing sciencefestival@monaghancoco.ie or sciencefestival@cavancoco.ie or upload your photos to our facebook page or twitter.