In 2017, 937 students from across Dublin took part in Outreach programmes and visits to the Cormac Kilty Discovery Suite as part of UCD Explore.
The UCD Explore Programme offers an exciting and educational space for primary school students from disadvantaged areas in Dublin and surrounding areas to play and learn. The programme encourages a safe "give it a try and see what happens" environment in which the students try to solve problems or answer questions. Through discussion and inquiry based learning, primary school students are introduced to science and scientists working to solve real-life problems. By performing simple science experiments and relating these to the real world, they will gain a better understanding of how science solves problems.
The Outreach Classroom was also utilised for a number of community programmes including an 8 week class on active citizenship for older learners, called Touchstone, ran by Age & Opportunity.
To get involved with UCD Explore, or for more information, please contact Lorna Byrne.