Educational Resources

Educational Resources | VistaMilk During this fun, web-based game you can follow Hallie, Josie, Gus and Hefin, the VistaMilk research cows as they go about their day. During the game you will use simple coding exercises to figure out what they are doing and help the scientist decipher the data. Educational Resources | VistaMilk
Educational Resources | VistaMilkCoding with Cows Junior version

During this fun, web-based game you can follow Hallie, Josie, Gus and Hefin, the VistaMilk research cows as they go about their day. During the game you will use simple coding exercises to figure out what they are doing and help the scientist decipher the data.

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Educational Resources | VistaMilkWorkbooks Take a look at our workbooks, where you can see how the VistaMilk cows investigate numerous things, such as growing grass, magic milk and light! Educational Resources | VistaMilk
Educational Resources | VistaMilkSTEM Matters

Our new Mini Mag packed full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!

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Guide to referencing

This a summary sheet to help both teachers and students on how to reference correctly -aimed at the IIS in agricultural science

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What Teachers can learn from Researchers 

This is a preliminary look into what school teachers can learn from scientific researchers with a view of bettering their tuition.

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Coding with Cows TY version

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Teacher Feedback Form – Resources for Ag science teachers 

This survey is for ag science teachers to provide feedback on the types of resources they feel are lacking and the topics that might benefit from additional resources.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TX26J6B

A brief video introducing the concept of carbon sequestration and how different grassland managements affect the ability of the soil to sequester carbon.

Dr. Rebecca Power, a postdoctoral researcher in VistaMilk based at the Waterford Institute of Technology discusses the research her team is working on in the area of fortified foods. They use carotenoids, which are found in many plants, fruit and vegetables, to improve the nutritional quality of common dairy foods such as yoghurt.

Dr. Stepan Ivanov, a VistaMilk postdoctoral researcher at TSSG explains the research he is doing on ensuring the security of DNA analysis and on-board functionality of devices on farms.

How much DNA do we share with cows? Eimear Ferguson explains the fundamentals of genetics in cows.

VistaMilk held its first transition year programme in March 2023. We had 16 students from different schools across Cork, Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny. it was a very exciting week with students learning about the science in VistaMilk while also learning about different possible career options in the area of STEM.

The 5 day programme was held in Teagasc Moorepark with visits to Tyndall National Institute and Walton Institute. There was a wide range of activities such as sewing using conductive thread, DNA extraction experiments and testing out virtual reality headsets. We also ran a careers session with talks from people at very different stages of their career.

Overall the programme was a huge success and we got some very positive feedback. We are already looking forward to welcoming our next group of students next year!

Click here to submit an application

Please note that applications for 2024 are now closed.

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Contact our Education and Public Engagement manager, Elena Hayes (elena.hayes@teagasc.ie)  if you would like to organise a class visit to your school.

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