Free NI Science Festival roadshow in Newry

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Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Following its recent launch, the NI Science Festival has announced that it will bring its free, regional roadshow to Newry as part of the 2018 Festival, running February 15-25.

The last stop on the regional roadshow is at Southern Regional College, Newry West Campus, Patrick Street, Newry on Sunday, February 18.



Facilitating two 3-hour sessions at 10am and 2pm, the family-friendly event showcases a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities, experiments and shows suitable for all ages.

At the Newry roadshow event attendees will be able to take a celestial journey into deep space in amazing 3D to explore our awe-inspiring universe, make fossils with Marble Arch Caves, become miniature professors undertaking important scientific experiments, engineer remote-controlled Lego vehicles and much, much more.

Returning for its second consecutive year, the NI Science Festival regional roadshow will embark on a journey of scientific discovery, stopping in towns across Northern Ireland including Enniskillen, Newry, Dungannon and Coleraine, to educate and inspire local families and young budding scientists and engineers.



With over 180 events across 11 days and spanning over 50 venues across Northern Ireland, NI Science Festival 2018 is the science extravaganza’s most ambitious programme to date.

The NI Science Festival will host a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools; coupled with an assortment of debates, talks, theatre, comedy, music and film to open the mind to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for older audiences.

Mike Brennan, Deputy Secretary at the Department for the Economy, said, “The NI Science Festival has continued to go from strength to strength since its beginning in 2015 and is now in its fourth year.



“Research has shown that the demand for STEM skills will continue to grow and festivals such as these help to open people’s eyes to the wide variety of careers, which an interest in STEM subjects can lead to,” he added.

NI Science Festival Director, Chris McCreery, said, “One of the biggest focuses for the NI Science Festival, aside from programming a world-class series of scientific events in Northern Ireland, is to embark on outreach activities to inspire the next generation of our industry-leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists and educators of every type.”

For more information about NI Science Festival events, to purchase tickets or to book a free place for the Newry roadshow, visit and keep up to date with the festival on social media via Facebook and Twitter.



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