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1.15pm-1.45pm, 18 November 2022, Adults

Science Week: Opening a can of worms: parasites in NMI-Natural History


A tapeworm (Taenia spp.) donated to the collections in 1892 by a veterinary inspector

This Science Week join NMI- Natural History Zoology Curator, Dr Amy Geraghty, for a special online talk for adults to discover some examples of parasites from the collections.


Parasites are found in nearly every environment and creature on earth. They are important but understudied parts of ecosystems - a community of interacting organisms and their environment. Help us to lift the lid on their behaviour, lifecycles and presence in the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History.

Booking: Click here to book a place on Eventbrite for the live broadcast of this talk and Q&A. 

This is a closed YouTube live event with a pre-recorded talk and a live Q&A. Please note the entire event will be recorded and posted online at a later stage. Booked attendees will receive a link closer to the event to view the talk on YouTube. Please use the 'chat' feature on YouTube to ask any questions and these will be answered live at the end of the talk. If you would like to post a question, please be aware, you will need to have a YouTube account.
For more information, please email


Science Week: Opening a can of worms: parasites in NMI-Natural History is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Discover parasites in the collections this Science Week with Zoology Curator Dr Amy Geraghty

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