The Back for the Future Escape Room Tour returned for 2022 and this time it was fully in-person!
A team of two actors and two technicians took our climate change-themed escape room on the road for SFI Science Week. This year we hit Navan, Kilkenny, Portlaoise, Shannon, Blessington and Dundalk, taking the escape room to five libraries and one community college. Over 250 students, adults and families took part with almost everyone beating the room and saving the planet from climate disaster!
After the games, players had the opportunity to meet BiOrbic staff and hear about some of their research that’s helping develop Ireland’s bioeconomy. The puzzles and talks focused on the areas of waste management, carbon neutral farming and biodiversity. We got some great feedback from the players that the room was enjoyable and they loved interacting with our actors and artificial intelligence ‘SKIVVY-bot’.
Some photo and video highlights are below:
We would like to thank:
Caroline McLoughlin and the staff of Meath County Library
Nuala Roche and the staff of Kilkenny City Branch Library
Aoife Moore and the staff of Portlaoise Library
Caroline Aherne and the staff of Sean Lemass Library
Teresa Ball and the staff of Blessington Community College
Mary McHugh and the staff of Louth County Library
Our actors: Ace Remington and Joan Pires
Our technicians: Brendan Caulfield and Hassan Dabbagh from Makermeet
Our researchers: Carina Hof, Patricie Niemcová, Ciara Lynch and Cian White
Our funder: SFI Science Week
We would also like to thank all the players for taking on our challenge and making the tour an amazing experience. Hope to see you again next year!
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