Join us for another inspiring hour of learning, discussions and reflections provided by the EUSEA community!

The next EUSEA Bistro will showcase how a renowned Science Festival managed to successfully go digital – creating a feeling of participation and engagement with audiences who are normally used to hands-on activities and outdoor walks.

EUSEA members Sheila Donegan, Eoin Gill and Cordula Weiss from the Calmast STEM Engagement Centre at the Waterford Institute of Technology will present their insights and experiences to the larger EUSEA community.

You can join the EUSEA Bistro on Friday, 26 June, 13 CET via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2074486017

The *Bealtaine Living Earth Festival celebrates Biodiversity and Natural Heritage every May in the South East of Ireland. Established by Calmast STEM Engagement Centre in 2006, it is a partnership of organisations that deliver walks, talks and other activities. During the Covid-19 lockdown, we wanted to continue the festival, but how do you deliver a festival that comprises mainly outdoor guided walks, when such gatherings were forbidden and people could not travel more than 2 km from home?
 
We will outline how we moved online and tried to recreate the feeling of participation in a festival. We will explain how, with no previous experience of running an online festival, we approached this challenge and discuss the highlights and lowlights.
 
*Bealtaine is the word for the month of May in the Irish language and comes from the ancient Celtic festival of Bealtaine which celebrated the arrival of Summer. The festival incorporates the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May. www.livingearth.ie
Find out more about the festival in this video: