Science Communicator Dr Niamh Shaw has been appointed to work with the people of Abbeyleix on an exciting new Climate Action Project. Abbeyleix Tidy Towns was selected to work with Dr Shaw, following a public call for applications earlier this year.
“It’s an important time for us all to consider how to make a lasting and positive change to our local environment and ultimately our planet and I’m delighted to be working with the community of Abbeyleix on such a vital topic," said Dr Niamh Shaw.
An award-winning science communicator, writer, performer, engineer and scientist, Dr Shaw is a passionate advocate of sustainability and women in science. She has consulted on projects with the European Space Agency, Arts@CERN, Lottie Dolls and The Ark Children’s Centre and has been making work for the public for over 10 years with podcasts, videos, public talks, family events, workshops, social media, and chatting on TV and the radio.
The Abbeyleix Climate Action project team is working to bring people together for a series of presentations during Science Week in November and is very interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in climate action in Abbeyleix, or the wider Laois area.
Supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council and Midlands Science.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.