WexSci Wexford Science Festival returns this year from the 10th to the 24th November. It promises a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) for people of all ages and interests.

The festival is led by Wexford County Council in partnership with SFI, Science Foundation Ireland, I.T. Carlow, WWETB, EPA, BIM, and Local Link Wexford and in collaboration with the business sector, community groups, national, regional and local agencies. It offers science events in libraries, community and family resource centres, in public buildings, schools and colleges across County Wexford.

This year’s festival includes themes of climate change and biodiversity, which you will see reflected widely in the programme. WexSci offers a mix of fun with learning, allowing you and your family to explore and stretch your understanding of STEAM. You will see how science is around us in everyday life and learn from the presenters how it is used in education, research and industry.

Wexford has been identified by research from SFI as a low intervention county in terms of STEAM participation. With this in mind, we have developed a festival programme to stimulate interest and debate about STEAM. Our aim at WexSci is to encourage people to engage with science in a fun and interactive way. We want to talk to the amateur and the professional, the curious and all wishing to follow a career in science. We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEAM to everyday life.

We invite young people and adults to take part in the events across County Wexford during the festival. Featuring some of the best national and international scientists and researchers, who will demonstrate and discuss a broad range of subjects, from our rivers and lakes to climate change and food production, from space travel to the future of human evolution, from time travel to neuroscience. There are opportunities all week for you to experience STEAM in a hands-on way through our workshops, meet the scientist events, and interactive talks and tours.

The highlight of the festival is the WexSci Science Showcase, an open day for all, which takes place on Saturday 16th of November. The day offers interactive exhibits, demonstrations, stage shows, and opportunities to meet and talk to scientists. The Science Showcase in 2019 comes to you now from three locations, The Street at Wexford County Council, Carricklawn for family fun science events; from the National Opera House where you will find three lectures from renowned scientists; and from Wexford Library for a demonstration and discussion on particles.

Do take part, and bring your family and friends.

We look forward to meeting you.

WexSci Wexford Science Festival Committee