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ISTA Conference: Sat 1 April


I believe there are still places available for the ISTA Annual Conference, being held this weekend in Limerick. The theme of the

event is 'Science Education for a Sustainable Future'


It's always an enjoyable event and a great way to meet colleagues away from the busy-ness of school life, and I see that this year's speakers include Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann, Duncan Stewart of Eco-Eye (on RTE) and Luke O'Neill of TCD.


Alongside the main sessions there are several workshops and concurrent talks where attendees can choose which task most suits their own need. The available workshops include:

  • RSC Global Experiments as CBA projects

  • Fantastic DNA (FDNA) activity, extracting DNA from a banana

  • What Happens Next?

  • Flash! Bang! Fuel & reactions make & take workshop

  • PDST Marine Medicine: What the Ocean Can Do for Your Health

  • Research Centre for Medical Devices Climate Action through STE(A)M and CBA

  • Globe Ireland, Environmental Education Unit (An Taisce)

  • Climate Detectives

The concurrent session in the morning are listed as:

  • Power Up Your Pedagogy, Bruce Robertson, Author of ‘The Teaching Delusion’ trilogy and ‘Power Up Your Pedagogy: The Illustrated Handbook of Teaching

  • Entry into STEM careers of tomorrow: supporting gender equality Dr Regina Kelly, Lecturer in Science Education

  • Drugs in Sport Dr. Jim Healy, Department of Applied Science,

  • Osteoarthritis and Regenerative Medicine Dr. Niamh Fahy, Department of Applied Science, TUS

It all looks very interesting.



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