The Education Centre offers a wide range of courses based in the beautiful and diverse surroundings of Killarney National Park. The Primary School Nature Day Programme encourages children to learn about their environment in a fun and very "hands-on" interactive way. The activities are primarily woodland based and include pond-dipping, pooters, scavenger hunts, mammal traps and plenty of games.

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Killarney National Park Education Centre runs a variety of programmes for Primary Schools.

The Primary School Nature Day and Science & Maths in Nature Day have both become very popular school tours with both teachers and pupils alike.  

Both days are action-packed, hands-on, educational experiences delivered by experienced, garda vetted staff in the heart of Ireland’s premier National Park.  And all the activities are linked to the SESE programme for primary schools.

Killarney National Park Education Centre is a designated Discover Primary Science & Maths Centre so schools participating in the DPSM awards can use their visit to help achieve their Award.

The cost of the both Primary School Days is only €11 per child.  

Contact us to book your class and to find out more information.

 

 

Crag Cave is a show cave located in Co. Kerry. Discovered in 1983, it is believed to be over 1 million years old. The Discover Centre workshop at Crag Cave will encourage students to discover their inner geologist through interactive games, exploring and investigating the cave, and their very own paleontological dig!

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the geological history of Ireland and how it impacts the world around them. Each student will be provided with a geological field guide and workbook to take with them and continue their learning in the classroom.

This workshop is fully adaptable for all age groups and includes a unique, personalised tour of our magnificent show cave.

Oceanworld Aquarium is situated in Dingle and home to hundreds of different marine species from native Irish fish to tropical reefs, fearsome looking Sand Tiger sharks to beautiful Antarctic Gentoo penguins.

We focus on education, conservation and research and are members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

We can bring your lessons to life with fun and interactive guided tours, hands on science experiments, games, worksheets, trails, puppet shows and more. Give us a call to find out what we can offer you; we are happy to work with you to provide a session that meets all of your curriculum needs and we look forward to welcoming you and your class soon.

Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre is an interpretive and environmental learning centre set in the heart of Tralee on a stunning 9 hectare site adjacent to the beautiful Tralee Bay Nature Reserve.

The Bay is a designated Natura2000 site and a Ramsar wetland of international importance, and is of considerable ecological and conservational significance due to the great diversity of habitats there.

The centre was built with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of biodiversity and natural heritage, and offers a range of courses encouraging children to learn about their environment in a hands-on and interactive way.

Our Nature Day and Water and Wetland programmes allow children to explore biodiversity and our precious water resources through activities such as pond-dipping, birdwatching, pootering and mammal trapping.

The class is again a mixture of hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and observation. Our school tour programme offers the same range of activities as the Nature Day programme, with a mix of game activities on land and water thrown in for good measure.

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Killarney National Park

Co. Kerry
Catherine Daly

064 6635960
Killarney National Park

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Crag Cave

Co. Kerry
Orla Hammond


Orla Hammond


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Oceanworld Aquarium

Dingle
Co. Kerry

info@dingle-oceanworld.ie

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Tralee
Dr David McCormick


Tralee Bay Wetlands

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