National Biodiversity Week will take place this year from Saturday 18th May to Sunday 26th May, with the UN International Day of Biodiversity being celebrated on 22nd May. This year the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has designated a theme of Water & Biodiversity for 2013.
To mark 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which will take place in January 2014, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Dr Tony Scott and BT’s CEO, Colm O’Neill launched a virtual birthday card which they want as many people as possible to sign.
The Week will be focusing on careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), aimed at second level students making final CAO choices, or Junior Cycle/TY students making subject choices, and is also a chance for teachers, guidance counsellors and parents to get up-to-date about career opportunities in STEM in Ireland.
KidWind Ireland is a project that seeks to support teachers all over Ireland to access training programs and equipment in wind energy. The course may be useful for Transition Year and the new Junior Cycle activities.