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Fota Wildlife Park Hosts “I Wish” event

Fota Wildlife park is providing transition year girls with an opportunity to express their “Wild Side” at their I Wish exhibition this coming Thursday.

“I Wish” is a city and regional schools initiative in Cork to inspire Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The wish is to promote greater female participation in STEM, to ensure that Ireland maximises its talent pool and continues to attract high skilled jobs.

The Fota Wildlife Park Hub is delighted to welcome a selection of Cork’s leading entrepreneurs to the “I wish” exhibition. The event at Fota Wildlife Park begins at 10.15 in the park’s dedicated education complex which is home to their education department who teaches over 13,000 students annually on science with a strong focus on ecology.

Experts in the fields of STEM including the park’s head of education Lynda McSweeney will be at Fota to offer students both their perspective and insights as to the reality of working in the areas of Food Science, engineering, as well as the field of ZEPS ( Zoological, ecological and plant science). Fota Wildlife Park staff will be hosting a tour of the park where participants will be afforded an opportunity to meet and converse with staff employed in areas such as animal husbandry, education, veterinary nursing, environmental science and technology.

Full details of the event at Fota Wildlife Park and the other I Wish events taking place across Cork can be see on www.iwish.ie