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The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2018/19 Activity Series, invites its members, families, friends for a guided tour of John F Kennedy Memorial Park & Arboretum, New Ross, Co Wexford this coming Saturday, May 12th at 2pm.

The location is Ballysop, New Ross, Co. Wexford. For those of you who use Google Maps to navigate the Eircode is: Y34 KA48A. For other Satnavs the directions are: GPS: Latitude 52.32211. Longitude -6.93147. For those of you who prefer to fi...nd your own way, the Park is 12 km south of New Ross (off R733). Whichever way you choose to get there we look forward to seeing you.

A member of the guiding team will conduct a tour of the Arboretum for members of the Institute of Biology of Ireland and their families and friends. The theme of the tour will be ‘Survivor trees’. The theme incorporates the concept of trees that have persisted over long periods of the earth’s history (evolutionary survivors) and will also reflect the response of trees to recent climatic events, such as Storm Ophelia in 2017 and Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’ in 2018. The tour is scheduled for 2 pm; participants should assemble outside the Visitor Centre at 1.45 pm.

Admission costs and further details are in the attached file. Institute members entry cost will be covered by the Institute.

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The Institute of Biology invites you to a free talk on Animal Care in Dublin Zoo "My Journey as Zoo Keeper", by Brendan Walsh. It will take place on Friday, November 24th @ 8 pm in the Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, D9.

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The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2017 Activity Series, invites its members, families, friends and the general public to attend this free lecture.

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We have a very interesting event and lecture this coming Friday (November 16th) evening at 8pm in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin in Dublin.
As part of the decimation and encouragement of interest in Biology at all levels in Ireland the Institute of Biology of Ireland award medals to those who score highest in Biology in the Leaving Certificate. The medals will be presented at the beginning of the lecture. It is a lovely occasion as it is a real celebration of all the work th...at the students, their families, teachers and schools put into attaining such high standards in biology.
Biology now contains so many sub-disciplines that it is quite difficult to keep up with one's own area and it is all too easy to become so specialised that we loose sight of other important areas of biology. As an Institute we present specific and more general aspects of biology.
On Friday night, after the Leaving Certificate Awards, we have just such a lecture. Brendan Price is a marine biologist and wildlife advocate. He will present a lecture entitled "In Search of Sanctuary! Is it in the biologist's contract to inform and lead public policy and law towards environmental sustainability?"
Brendan is Founder and Director of the Irish Seal Sanctuary. In his lecture he will argue the importance of Biology as the "mother ship" of the softer sciences and its role, and that of Biologists, in guiding our relations with the natural world. He argues that biologists have a responsibility to engage, inform and lead the public on policy and law in these relations with a view towards ensuring that human society operates within safe, just and sustainable ecological limits. Examples and stories from the worlds of mega-fauna and citizen science will be used to illustrate wildlife and society's need for biologists to be engaged with issues of environmental concern.

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Dear Members and Friends of the Institute of Biology of Ireland,
At this time of year everything seems to be exploding with growth so we have organised two very interesting tours this coming Saturday.
The Institute invites its members, families, friends and general public to a guided tour of approximately 1.5 hours (morning session) of the award winning Birr Castle gardens and grounds, including the Great
Telescope (www.birrcastle.com); and afterwards, in early afternoon for... about 1.5 hours, a walking tour (3.3km) of The Sculpture Park Walking Rout of the Lough Boora Discovery Park (www.loughboora.com).
Please see the attached pdf file for all further details and directions
We look forward to seeing you all there. If you would like to come to either or both events please email us (info@ibioli.net) by tomorrow evening to help us with the plannin

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Friday November 20th we have two lovely occasions, both also at the Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. The first at 7.30pm approximately (please see the website closer to the event for the definite time) is our annual awards of Institute of Biology of Ireland medals to those students who have scored the highest in the most recent Leaving Certificate Biology examinations. It is a real celebration of all the hard work that the students put into thei...r preparations and, indeed the commitment made by their families that enable them to achieve such incredible scores in Biology. As such their families and friends are always also invited. In addition, the Institute recognises that in addition to the students and their families that the other major contributory factors to this success are their teachers and schools. The Institute also awards certificates of commendation to the teachers and schools in recognition of their extraordinary teaching.

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Friday (November 13th) we are fortunate to have Dr Jane Stout, of Trinity College who will give a lecture entitled "The Value of Pollinators" at 8pm in the Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Jane tells us; "Pollinators have become popular in the press, the general public and in political spheres. Much of the argument for supporting pollinators is based on the fact that they contribute to food production by pollinating entomophilous crops. This is... valuable for several reasons: for food security for an ever expanding human population, to contribute to healthy diets as many insect-pollinated crops contain essential and desirable vitamins, to provide consumer choice and access to luxury foods, and because crop production has an economic value. The value of pollinators as providers of a service, which is key to many terrestrial ecosystems, and indirectly to a wide range of biodiversity and ecosystem services, is often overlooked. For example, by pollinating wild plants, insect pollinators contribute to the diets of fruit and seed eating animals, enable diverse plant communities with mixtures of insect and non-insect pollinated species to persist, and non-bee pollinators perform other functions during their larval stages (such as population regulation of plants by caterpillars, and of phytophagous insects by hoverfly larvae). Thus the decline of pollinators and their conservation is not only economically important, but ecologically as well"

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Hi all please see details below of an upcoming event:

Leaving Certificate Biology Medals Ceremony

Awards of medals of excellence by the Institute of Biology of Ireland will be presented to students who achieved the highest marks in the 2014 Leaving Certificate Biology exam. Medals will also be presented to the teachers of these studentshe.

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Date: Friday 21st November
Venue: The National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Rd., Dublin 9

Time: 7:30pm (Reception with Tea/Coffee/Sandwiches).
8:00 pm Award Ceremony.

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As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee, The Institute of Biology of Ireland invites you to a keynote Public Lecture* in

The National Botanic Gardens (Lecture Theatre),
Botanic Rd., Dublin 9

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Friday, October 17th 2014, at 7:30pm.
Admission: Free

Theories, Facts and Mind Games
- Enthusing young minds to delight in understanding how lively plants really are

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Jebb,
Director of the National Botanic Gardens

In this lecture Dr Jebb will explore how some of our greatest understandings of the world have come about through simple thought experiments. Not only are these highly informative ways of examining Nature, they are also highly appealing ways of teaching the application of logic in science. Newton, Einstein and Darwin were masters of such clear thinking. Zoology is often seen as easier to teach than Botany because animals are often thought of as more 'alive'. He will also explore some of the fundamental differences between animals and plants, with such questions as 'Why aren't animals photosynthetic?', and 'Do plants have senses?', and will explain why many of these are merely problems of our perception of the world being naturally more animal-centric and trapped in a particular time paradigm. He will use both classic as well as a few new thought experiments to show how the origin of life, the 'intelligence' of plants and the classification of living things are all concepts that can be debated in a logical and lively manner.

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As part of the celebration of its Golden Jubilee, The Institute of Biology of Ireland invites you to a keynote Public Lecture* in

The National Botanic Gardens (Lecture Theatre),
Botanic Rd., Dublin 9

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Friday, October 17th 2014, at 7:30pm.
Admission: Free

Theories, Facts and Mind Games
- Enthusing young minds to delight in understanding how lively plants really are

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Jebb,

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The Environmental and Field Biology Course on Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), Aran Islands is fast approaching on this Saturday, June 14th 2014.
Please see details below. There are still places available.

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Anyone want to come to the Aran Islands????

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The Institute of Biology of Ireland invites its members, families, and friends to Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), Aran Islands to this Golden Jubilee Year, 2014 Environmental and Field Biology Course.

Anyone like to come along to an IBiolI Event I am organising

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The Institute of Biology of Ireland invites members, their families and friends, and members of the public on May 17th for a double event in Dublin, celebrating... our Golden Jubilee Year, 2014.

On May 17th, we are facilitating
• a historical tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, starting at 11.30am (Reception area).
• later, we move through the linking gates to undertake a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens, starting at 2pm (Reception area) and followed at about 3.45pm with complimentary tea/coffee and some light refreshments in the restaurant.

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The Institute of Biology of Ireland invites members, their families and friends, and members of the public on May 17th for a double event in Dublin, celebrating our Golden Jubilee Year, 2014.

On May 17th, we are facilitating
• a historical tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, starting at 11.30am (Reception area).
• later, we move through the linking gates to undertake a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens, starting at 2pm (Reception area) and followed at about 3.45pm with complimentary tea/coffee and some light refreshments in the restaurant.

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