About the Initiative
APC Microbiome Ireland is and Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre that works across the boundaries of traditional research sectors including with clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists from diverse backgrounds working in teams, sharing ideas and resources. The scale and scope of the work has become one of the fastest moving areas of biology, of relevance to all branches of human medicine and veterinary science, and is of growing importance to the economic welfare of society. The mission of the educaion and public engagement work at APC Microbiome is to promote an awareness and understanding of APC research and the role of science in society through engagement with stakeholders.
APC’s MicrobeMagic@school and Budding Biologists programmes for primary and secondary schools are designed to enthuse students about science through Inquiry Based Science Education and by providing opportunities for hands-on laboratory experience. APC takes part in SFI Discover progammes including Science Week and Smart Futures STEM Careers initiative. APC’s novel initiatives include Alimentary Adventures, an exciting inflatable 10m long walk-through tunnel, which mimics the human digestive system, and educational and gaming apps for use in the classroom and at home, which are available on microbemagic.ucc.ie APC’s
APC is a partner with Native Scientist, an international non-profit enterprise that connects immigrant pupils and scientists to tackle educational disadvantage and promote science and language literacy. LEARN MORE
For further information on APC’s Education & Public Engagement programme please contact:Dr Aimee Stapleton firstname.lastname@example.org
Interactive website for schools
Visit the interactive science website for primary school students! Why not try out all of the links? You can play games, take a quiz or even try out experiments. There are lots of choices for students, parents and teachers! Microbe Magic is the main information portal for primary school students to the APC Microbiome Institute!Find Out More