Past Events

47 total events organised and joined since Love Tech started

FREE #TechMums Digital Training Club with Love Tech

Location: VENUE to be confirmed (Douglas area)

FREE #TECHMUMS TRAINING IS COMING TO THE ISLE OF MAN

Some of our wonderful team have recently completed their #techmums training and we are therefore delighted to be running our first X6 week training programme starting on Thursday 30th September.

Who is it for?

This practical and in-depth ‘in person’ & online training club is for Mums  in the Isle of Man, which will span a range of useful topics and equip them with the digital skills they need for 2021 and beyond.

#techmums programmes and initiatives are designed to support mothers becoming more familiar, confident, and excited about the use of technology in their personal, professional, and parenting lives. The organisation’s vision is to reach as many mums as possible, to ignite potential in not only mums, but their families, and their communities.

#techmums mandate is to create a safe space for women to learn.

Why is it important? 

  • #techmums research has shown that by equipping mums as the main care giver, this can strongly influence their children.
  • By being better equipped to understand the emerging world of tech & digital, and how this translates into the jobs of now and the future, we are better able to influence social mobility for our #techmums and their families.
  • Mums are the force multipliers in society. When you support a mum in becoming more tech-savvy, you are supporting her children, her parents, and her wider community.
  • #techmums is all about making as big an impact as possible. Our programmes don’t just benefit mums, but the whole family, whilst creating female role models.

What will I learn?

  • Setting safe passwords
  • What is the Cloud and how to use it
  • Staying safe online, including phishing, privacy, parental controls and shopping.
  • Social media platforms, gaming, and shared online media apps (Netflix / Spotify etc)
  • Managing family finances online, getting good deals and budgeting.
  • Work place skills and how to use the Internet to look for work
  • An introduction to App Design, Web Design and Coding.

#techmums Background

IN THE UK, COMPUTER SCIENTIST AND TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST SUE BLACK HAS FOUNDED #TECHMUMS.

INSPIRED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCE, #TECHMUMS PROVIDES COMPUTER TRAINING FOR MOTHERS SEEKING TO LEARN NEW SKILLS OR SIMPLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE DOING.

IT’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT CREATIVE THINKING IN THIS AREA CAN DO.

ITS GOAL IS TO REACH AS MANY MOTHERS AS POSSIBLE, SO THEY CAN THRIVE AT WORK, CHANGE JOBS IF THEY WANT TO AND NURTURE THEIR CHILDREN’S INTEREST IN TECHNOLOGY.

How do I find out more?

  • If you are interested in attending this course, you must be a Mum and be able to attend some OR all of the 6 sessions.
  • Start date 30th September 7pm-9pm through to 11th November inclusive (PLEASE NOTE this is a 6 week course, however there will be a week’s break for October half term, hence the dates above spanning a 7 week duration).
  • To register your interest in this training course, funded by our kind sponsors and recent donations, please email: contact@lovetech.im 

Fossil Hunting with Love Tech & Manx Wildlife Trust

Location: Scarlett Visitor Centre

FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ‘STEM’ EVENT

Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a fascinating Fossil Hunt and science themed talk at the Scarlett Visitor Centre, in Castletown. This location offers outstanding coastal scenery, spectacular limestone and volcanic rock-formations, great seasonal flowers and plenty of birds to see.

Whether you have a budding palaeontologist in the household, you simply want to get your child outdoors to explore nature or looking to feed your child’s curiosity, in a fun and educational environment, this event is for you, and most importantly, the children!

A big thank you to the Manx Wildlife Trust for supporting us with this wonderful event, we can’t wait!

Whilst tickets are FREE, every person attending will need to book a ticket (adults and children), which can be found on our Eventbrite Page.

Due to limited spaces, tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. For terms, conditions and disclaimers, please see Eventbrite.

About Scarlett Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre stands between the quarry, source of the limestone which built Castletown, and the triple lime-kilns on the shore. Displaying maps, diagrams and data, the Centre introduces the complex geology and fossil remains of the Scarlett peninsula. A short film shows off the areas rich coastal flora and bird life. A marked Nature Trail explores these features on the ground, specifically the limestone pavements and volcanic rocks such as the Stack. This is an exhilarating walk at any season, especially when spring flowers including spring squill, thrift, bird’s foot trefoil and stonecrop, carpet the rocky outcrops and the turf. In addition to the many and varied seabirds of Castletown Bay, wheatears, stonechats and meadow pipits dart among the rocks in summer and the disused quarry lake attracts hawking swallows and martins.

 

 

Farming Technology Experience, Ballacricket Dairy Farm

Location: Ballacricket Dairy Farm in Ronague, Castletown

Children (and their grown ups) are invited to experience a fun and informative afternoon out at Ballacricket Farm, where they will discover the new and exciting technology used in farming in the Isle of Man. This is a FREE event, all we ask is for a small donation on the day.

Ballacricket is a working dairy farm in Ronague, which has been run by the Masson family for over three generations.

If your child would enjoy a tour of the farm, a chance to meet some of the animals and to learn more about the fascinating technology used on the farm itself, then they’ll love this event.

Chaperoned by the Love Tech volunteers and farm staff, your children will have two fun-filled hours to explore the site and experience first-hand, the innovation happening right here in the Island’s farming community.

Important Information:

– Children MUST be 4 years or older to attend and children between 4 and 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

– Children over 8 can be left for the 2 hour window if parents are happy for them to be chaperoned by the Love Tech team.

– Children over 8 who are being dropped off, should arrive no earlier than 1:15pm for a promt start at 1.30pm and can be collected at 3:30pm. They will be well looked after by the Love Tech volunteers and farm staff on site. Adults accompanying their children MUST ALSO RESERVE A TICKET due to this event having a limited capacity.

– Ballacricket Farm is a working farm and we ask that every child in attendance respects and follows any instructions given by the Love Tech team or the farm staff.

– Children should bring their drink in a reusable drinks bottle.

– Toilet facilities are available on site.

– Wipes and antibacterial wash will be provided.

For full terms and to secure FREE tickets, click here.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS 

Heading from the airport towards Castletown direction, take a right at the roundabout which is the nearest roundabout just ahead of you, after King William’s College. Continue on past the petrol station on the right. Now turn right at the next mini roundabout and continue straight through the traffic lights until you get to the next right turn (sign posted to Ballasalla). Continue through the village and follow the signs for Peel (A2). Follow this onto the B42 and turn right at the converted chapel (T-Junction). Travel 200 yards on the A27 and keep right onto the B39. Continue on past the white house on the left, then take the next lane signposted Ballacricket BB and continue on past the Bungalow to the house and farm. 

http://www.ballacricketbb.com/location.html

 

Risso’s Dolphin Watch & Marine Conservation Talk – POSTPONED

Location: Marine Drive

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE INFORMATION FORTHCOMING.

 

Join the Love Tech team and the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch for our spring event – Risso’s Dolphin Watching & Marine Conservation Talk with the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch on Marine Drive in Douglas.

This event will be FREE of CHARGE. However, due to restricted numbers, we will require those attending to acquire a ticket from Eventbrite. Click here to reserve a ticket.

There will be no food or drinks available on site, so please bring refreshments. Binoculars will be provided by MWDW, but if you have some you would like to bring, please feel free.

This event is for children aged 10 and up. For anyone younger than 12, please bring an adult chaperone.

If the weather doesn’t permit this outdoors activity, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, 28 March. If the weather is also poor that day, we will find another date.

Note that while this is a popular time of year for sighting them, dolphins are not guaranteed as they travel widely.

More about the Risso’s Dolphin, from our friends at Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch…

The Risso’s dolphin can be distinguishable at the surface by the large dorsal fin on the centre of the back. They generally have a rather slow travelling pace, but break out into bursts of highly active behaviour during or after foraging. This behaviour varies widely and can include breaching, head slapping, spy hopping, head and tail standing, swimming upside down and logging.

Risso’s dolphins are the most commonly seen dolphin species in summer months despite our distinctly shallow waters. They are often observed extremely close inshore in areas such as Port St Mary, Marine Drive and Langness. These coastal areas have water depths of just 22m-35m, so quite different from their typical habitat. They are often seen around the Calf of Man, either passing through The Sound or around the back near the Chicken Rock. Young calves are seen every year during the spring and summer.

The reason for such abundance in our shallower waters is not yet known, but Manx waters are clearly a critical habitat for this species.

Plastic-free Christmas Crafts Workshop

Location: Barclays Eagle Lab, Queen Victoria House, Victoria Street, Douglas

Christmas crafts with a conscience!

Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a two hour eco-friendly Christmas Crafts workshop at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Victoria Street, Douglas, where children will indulge their creative minds and create up to four plastic-free festive items to take home, including;

  • Bath Bombs
  • Crackers
  • Sweets
  • Wrapping paper

£15 + booking fee per child.

Ideal for children 6 years and upwards.

Children age 8 YEARS +, have the option to be signed in by an adult and chaperoned by the Love Tech Team of volunteers during the 2 hour workshop.

Children UNDER 8 years of age, MUST be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times and will not be chaperoned during the event.

Find out more and book your child’s place here, via Eventbrite

We look forward to having lots of STEM fuelled festive fun with you all, very soon!