Irish Seed Savers Association is set in 20 acres of unique heritage gardens, which consist of vegetable and flower gardens, polytunnels, native woodlands and apple orchards, an ideal setting for exploring nature in beautiful unspoiled surroundings. ISSA is the largest organisation in Ireland engaged in the urgent work of locating agricultural plants that are in danger of extinction and offers workshops to DPS schools.





Aillwee Cave and the Burren Birds of Prey Centre in the heart of the Burren. A hands-on learning experience about life below this dramatic karst landscape, how sensitive it is and how it must be protected. Explore the flora and fauna above ground and how they link to the underground. At the Burren Birds of Prey Centre children will learn about birds of prey, how the birds fly and adapt to their environment, their role in their own eco system and the world around them.

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The subject of flight has fascinated mankind for thousands of years, and it can be said that the development of the aircraft has made huge impact on our world in social and economic terms.  In just over one hundred years man has gone from rudimentary flight to landing on the moon. Aerospace has been at the cutting edge of technology and is a wonderful springboard for STEM subjects, capturing children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder.

At Atlantic Air Adventure Aviation Centre in Shannon, children discover the science behind flight. Starting with the students' own understanding about the natural world of flight,  the centre has developed a range of workshops for 3rd – 6th class students that are exciting, engaging and fun.  The workshops encourage children to learn through their own experience, everyone gets an opportunity to test out the theory with a thrilling flight in an aerobatic airplane as pilot in command (simulated) This enhances their learning experience and may possibly spark an interest in the world of Aerospace.

To complete the aviation experience there’s a cool interactive guided tour of the Aviation Museum, a volunteer is chosen to act as chief flight attendant to demonstrate a life vest, then it’s time to tour the Museum to  see examples of Aerospace Engineering like an Aircraft Carrier Jet, Engines and lots more.



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