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Welcome to Kerry Science Festival

2020 marks the 5th year of the Kerry Science Festival, a week-long festival taking place across Kerry this November.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine,” an Irish saying, meaning that we need and depend on each other. We have seen recently how this is so relevant to our lives, not only at a local level but also on the global stage with the Covid-19 pandemic. Our health and wellbeing as individuals, communities and as a species depends on complex webs of human activity that affects the quality of our lives. Also, the health and wellbeing of the environment, on which humans and all life on earth depends needs protection.

How then are we to live our lives?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) play a very important part on how we live and is relevant in ways we might not have imagined.

The Kerry Science Festival has a Vision that it wants to share with you on how, behind the scene, STEM supports society in ways that we may not realise.

  • Would you like to see how STEM works across most fields of human endeavor?
  • Would you like to understand how our world works?
  • Would you like to hear how STEM find solutions to problems, big and small, and in the process create things that we could never have imagined?

You will see how Arts play an important part in human health and wellbeing so A is added to STEM creating STEAM. We will explore the wide variety of projects that Natural and Social Scientists and Engineers are working on to improve our health and wellbeing and protect our environments.

An IT Tralee initiative, the Kerry Science Festival involves the widest possible participation by Enterprises/Organisations/Associations/Communities, with partners representing education and industry across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Kerry region area involved in developing the agenda for the Festival.

Go through the list of events and roadshows happening this November