The Institute of Technology Tralee has established a new science outreach programme, Cell EXPLORERS Tralee, for primary schools. The first programme ran at Moyerwell Primary School in Tralee on Thursday last 19th May with fifth and sixth class students. During the event students
Cell EXPLORERS Tralee is a partner of the existing Cell EXPLORERS programme based in NUI Galway ( and is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Award. The programme is free for participating schools. As part of this programme, Lecturers from the Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at IT Tralee, Dr. Antoinette O’Grady and Dr. Geraldine Twamley-Stein will be running the Fantastic DNA Primary School Roadshow around Tralee during the year and especially in the run up to National Science Week in November.
Dr O’Grady explains “Fantastic DNA is a hands-on science session designed to allow every child to practice science in their own classroom. Budding explorers will discover DNA by extracting DNA from a banana to take home and by building a DNA double helix. The Fantastic DNA Show on DNA discovery and hands-on practice of cellular and molecular biology is here to visit schools throughout the county”.
Teachers who like would like their school to participate in the programme should contact for further details.