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  • EVENTEngineers Week 2017
    Engineers Week 2017

    Engineers Week 2017 will run from 4th to 10th March 2017. The theme for 2017 is 'Engineering Our Future' – aimed at igniting the imaginations of the next generation of engineers. The event is coordinated by Engineers Ireland and made possible through the participation of engineering professionals across Ireland. Engineers Week is a platform to highlight engineering as a career and recognise the importance of the continually evolving engineering profession. The event is an ideal opportunity to promote the positive contribution made by Waterways Ireland to local communities. Each year WI Engineers showcase their expertise by giving presentations and hosting site visits with local school groups which always prove extremely popular, booking up well in advance. Year on year demand has grown for these events and already we have some lined up along the Barrow Navigation, the Shannon-Erne Waterway and the Erne System for 2017. If you would like to get on board with this great educational initiative please email learning@waterwaysireland.org.

  • EVENTWaterways Ireland celebrate NI Science Festival
    Waterways Ireland celebrate NI Science Festival

    The NI Science Festival takes place from the 16th to the 26th of February and offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold. This year Waterways Ireland will be hosting a series of biodiversity workshops in HQ in Enniskillen. These will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of February. For more information contact learning@waterwaysireland.org

  • Waterways Ireland takes part in Midlands Science Festival 2016
    Waterways Ireland takes part in Midlands Science Festival 2016

    ​The Midlands Science Festival is all about taking science out of the lab and into libraries, theatres, streets and classrooms, giving people a variety of fun ways to explore the world around them. The overall event was a unique opportunity to explore science through a programme of interactive exhibits, workshops and shows developed by local development agency Midlands Science (formerly Atlantic Corridor ) based in Tullamore, in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

    As part of the festival Waterways Ireland host a series of Biodiversity workshops on the 18th of November in Educate Together, Tullamore, Co. Offaly focusing on the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal is said to one of Ireland's greatest engineering achievements, during these short workshops students explored the history of building the canal, the uses of the grand canal past and present and the wonderful wildlife that call the canal their home. Manus Tiernan, Waterways Ireland Education Officer commented, "We were delighted to take part in Midlands Science Festival. The event which takes place as part of Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to promote STEM subjects within midlands schools. It was great to visit Educate Together in Tullamore where the students were introduced to the biodiversity of the Grand Canal. Thanks to Nuala Madigan IPCC, who delivered the workshops and to the very enthusiastic staff and students of Educate Together for taking part in the event."

    Read more about the success of the Midlands Science Festival in this article from the Offaly Express.

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