1. Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park runs hands-on environmental and conservation workshops which allow children to learn through exploration and discovery. Visiting DPSM students are provided with a guided tour of the wildlife park, as well as an opportunity to discover what happens “Behind the scenes”! A trip to a woodland allows students to become familiar with the variety of flora and fauna that are native to Ireland through a series of hands-on sampling techniques. Animal artefacts and arts & crafts form an integral part of a great day out for students of all ages! Activities can be amended to suit all ages and weather conditions.
2. Lifetime Lab
Lifetime Lab, with our Interactive exhibit area, steam centre, playground and historical location at the Old Cork Waterworks is the ideal venue for primary education. School groups may choose from a selection of activities including our Primary Science Workshop, MathsWorks, our hands-on maths workshop or enjoy a school tour offering a fascinating insight into environmental issues and Cork's Industrial Heritage. Lifetime Lab also runs a number of science themed open days, hosts visiting workshops and participates at various science festivals and events throughout the year.
3. CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is home to Cosmos at the Castle, Cork's fun and exciting location to learn about the Universe. CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory offers a range of accredited workshops for primary level students from 3rd to 6th class to pique their curiosity about space and increase their understanding of science. Four workshops are available: Mars Mysteries, Comets at the Castle, Alien Slime and Rockets.
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4. The Hollies Centre for Practical Sustainability
On 30 acres of diverse land The Hollies is located 3 km north of Enniskeane and 6 km south of Coppeen. The Centre offers a wide range of courses from Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Third Level and Adult Education. We have a strong commitment to environmental education which promotes understanding from hands–on experience and activity. Our DPSM programmes offer a variety of Curriculum Links to SESE (Science and Geography), SPHE (awareness of self, others and the natural environment through age appropriate team activities, personal reflection and circle time) and PE (cooperative games).
5. Education in Nature
Education in Nature opened its education centre in March 2007 running a wide range of educational courses within the stunning 300 acre site at Manch Estate in West Cork. The primary school activities are all curriculum linked and encourage children to explore the natural world around them. Woodland, pond and river habitats are all easily accessed to allow children to take part in an extensive range of activities.
6. The Doneraile Park Education Centre
The Doneraile Park Education Centre provides children with an understanding of the ecology of a parkland demesne.
The interpretation will revolve around ecological habitats and woodland, wetlands and aquatic environments in the park. Through audio visual, panels and activities children will learn about the natural ecology of the River Awbeg, a Special Area of Conservation(SAC) and its modification over 400 years within the demesne of Doneraile Park.
The activities will help develop a child's awareness of their locality and environment, new techniques to complement the exploring mind and a new perspective on human influences upon ecology.