Calling all young local forensic investigators

Meath youngsters will get a chance to become forensic investigators over the Easter holidays.

Meath Libraries STEM Team have organised a Forensic event for children for the holidays.

The team has received such a great response that they have added a second workshop at 3pm on Wednesday 7th April.

In this interactive workshop for 7-12 year olds, children will use their imagination alongside scientific facts to examine crime scene evidence and solve the crime!

Using exciting methods such as DNA extraction, fingerprinting, black lights and teeth marks they will explore the evolution of forensic science.

This event is facilitated by Junior Einsteins™ Science Club. Their mission is to nourish a lifelong love of learning through science in all our children, igniting their natural curiosity by providing exciting and engaging STEM experiments, professionally delivered in a structured, safe, supervised, educational and fun environment. Through their bespoke science-based programmes, they develop children’s personal confidence and self-esteem.

They aim to promote creative thinking, teamwork, imagination and problem-solving abilities. "We teach them “how to think…. rather than, what to think.”

The team picked the CSI workshop because they thought it would be different from the usual science workshops and more exciting.

The course is open to Meath residents only. Booking is essential. To book your place please complete the booking form available at the following link. www.meath.ie/libraries/JuniorEinsteinsCSIWorkshop

Meanwhile, Meath County Libraries participated in Grow It Forward (GIF) - a national programme developed by the Grow It Yourself enterprise to support the Government of Ireland’s Keep Well initiative. 800 seed kits contain a selection of GIY’s favourite (and easiest) vegetables to grow were distributed on a on a first-come, first-served basis,a nd are now all allocated.

The library willo be running competitions throughout the campaign and details of these will be on their social media sites and on the library website.

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