It’s Launch Day for ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015!

RLS Poster Image 2015
Reaching for the Stars are Justina Smidtaite, Scoil Bhríde, Shantalla, Galway and Charlie O’Connell, Scoil Éanna, Bullaun, Co. Galway. (Photographer Claire Riordan)

This week, every primary and secondary school on the island of Ireland is invited by NUI Galway to take part in the ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015 Schools Video Competition. We’re sending out 5,000 posters to schools, challenging teachers and students to make a fun and informative 3 minute video communicating one of this year’s topics.

Supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, we will award €3,000 directly to the winning schools for science promotion.

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Meet our Very Special Guest Judges for 2015

We are delighted to be able to announce a very prestigious panel of Guest Judges who will decide on the overall winners for this year’s competition, funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and CÚRAM.

Date: 03-14-12 Location: NBL Subject: Expedition 35 (Soyuz 33S) crew members Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield during EVA training at the NBL. Photographer: James Blair
Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield (Photo courtesy Chris Hadfield Inc. Photographer: James Blair, NASA)

Between 1995 and 2013, Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, flew on three different space missions, becoming the first Canadian to walk in space, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station and a bona fide internet sensation. Chris is also a passionate science communicator and we are over the moon that he will be part of this year’s ReelLIFE SCIENCE team!

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Announcing ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015 Poster
Click on the ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015 Poster to download a copy for your classroom

ReelLIFE SCIENCE is a novel science video competition for Irish primary and secondary schools, which aims to promote Science in the classroom and beyond, by inviting students to produce a short video communicating a scientific topic in an engaging and entertaining way.

Launched on Monday August 31st 2015, and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical DevicesReelLIFE SCIENCE will award €3000 in prizes directly to the winning schools!  The makers of the best video at primary and secondary school level will each receive €1000, to be spent on their science programme, while second and third-placed entries at each level will receive €300 and €200, respectively.  Continue reading “Announcing ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2015”