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Dr Aoibheann Bird takes the Science Bus on a trip around Europe

Insight EPE Manager Dr Aoibheann Bird is currently travelling around Europe on the Science Bus, demonstrating that citizen science is an accessible and fun way to explore the world around us.

The Science Bus forms part of a European project ‘Doing It Together Science’ in which 11 research institutions will collaborate with science galleries, museums and art institutions to host innovative workshops, exhibitions and activities to engage as many people as possible with citizen science.

Following an international call and selection process, five Irish physicists were selected as captains of the bus as it makes its way across Europe.

PhD researchers Claire O’Connell and Stephen Davitt lead team one, Aoibheann is leading team two along with Phil Smyth. Another Irish physicist, Mark Langtry is one of the leads in team three. Each team will present workshops in multiple locations over a three-week period. Keep up with their progress on the Doing it Together Science Facebook page here, their video updates here and learn more about the initiative here.