Seashore Sensations at Galway Atlantaquaria offers a range of curriculum-linked workshops, aimed primarily at 8-12 year olds and adaptable for younger students. Programmes include guided tours of the aquarium plus optional seashore fieldwork, themed classroom workshops with squid dissections and practical hands-on science experiments. Our aim is to promote students' appreciation of science and the marine world by learning through exploration, fun and discovery.
Galway Atlantaquaria was delighted to invite a number of schools in for Science Week and would like to thank SFI and Galway Science & Technology Festival for enabling these workshops to happen.
Brigit's Garden offers imaginative, hands-on educational visits relating to the natural environment and Irish heritage. The attractive 11-acre site has woodlands, pond, meadows and Celtic gardens, with a visitor centre for indoor work and lunches. Topics include habitat explorations, rocks and soils, minibeasts and nature's chemistry, with links to Celtic heritage through Ogham and the seasonal festivals. All age-groups welcome, as activities are age-appropriate and lead by experienced staff.
Would you like a member of Brigit’s Garden to visit your school for an interactive workshop in the school garden, yard or classroom? We have a range of hands-on activities to bring science and the seasons alive.
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An Gairdin Organic & Ecology Centre
Here at An Gáirdín, we provide an introduction to the wonderful and accessible world of nature by taking a journey into the habitats and processes that embody Ireland's natural heritage. The children discover how native hedgerows are the busy highways of nature. They learn about energy cycles through the hands-on preparation of organic soup. Our wonder trail provides them with the opportunity to encounter woodland, a pond, wildlife areas, composting and organic growing, as well as rainwater harvesting and renewable energy technologies.