Schools Programme

During the festival we will deliver a dedicated STEAM educational programme to preschools, primary and secondary schools. A comprehensive programme of hands on activities, interactive workshops, demonstrations and shows will be facilitated by some of the best scientists, creators and artists along with County Council staff. From STEM storytelling and literacy, to coding, geology, renewable energy, robotics, arts and music, all schools will be given the opportunity to book a workshop.

LEGO building competition

Calling all young Lego building enthusiasts, or future architects to show off your skills in the 2017 Cavan Monaghan Science Festival ‘Design & Build your ideal STEAM school’ competition.

Age Categories

  • 7 year and under
  • 8-12 years

Entries can only be submitted with entry form by November 1st 2017 Choose your county application form below and submit at any Library in County Monaghan or County Cavan.

(Late Entries are not accepted) Winners will receive an awesome LEGO prize

Reading about Science

The more you read, the more things you know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go” (Dr Seuss). This couldn't be more true...diving into a good book opens up a whole world of discovery and knowledge at any age. With this in mind, the library service will have a broad range of titles on STEAM for both adults and children to borrow from your local library. You can find out more details from your local library.

  • Bookclubs - we encourage our local book clubs to read a science themed book during our festival. Ask a member of staff in your local library about reserving titles.
  • Women in Science - this year we want to particularly promote and advocate for Women in Science, and therefore we have purchased an extensive range of titles on this subject, which will be available to borrow.

Billboard Poster Competition

The Environment sections of both county councils are running a poster competition with schools to raise awareness of ‘science and the environment’. The two county winners will be announced before the festival and their winning poster will be displayed on a billboard in both counties during the festival.