Programme for Primary Schools 2010

Venue

Activity

Presenter

Days

Times

Groups

MAX NO

Waterford Institute of Technology

Wonderful World of Feathers. Eric Dempsey is well known from the Mooney show and for his bird books. This illustrated presentation shows how wonderfully adapted birds are for their environments

Eric Dempsey, broadcaster and author

Mon 17th

10 am

12 pm

5th -6th Class

175

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, North Slob, Ardcavan, Wexford

Learn about the wildlife on the wetlands of Wexford Wildlife reserve, with pond dipping and a bug hunt.

Deirdre Toomey, Educational Officer, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Mon 17th

10 am

2nd – 6th class

30

People’s Park, Park Road, Waterford

Habitats and food chains – learn about the animals and birds that live in the People’s Park Waterford , how they live and how to identify them. Please bring coloured pencils

Ella Ryan, Waterford City Council

Mon17th

11am

5th -6th Class

30

Kill, Co. Waterford

Investigate streams and rivers – a hands on workshop

Dr. Michael Breen, Waterford IT

Tue 18th

10.30 am

12 pm

5th -6th Class

15

Lismore Heritage Centre

A magical woodland walk. Participants will learn about how a seed develops and grows into a large tree, how there are many different layers of growth in a woodland habitat, look a different birds and insects

Lismore Heritage Centre

Tue 18th

11 am

 

5th -6th Class

30

Waterford IT

An interactive presentation on bridges from ancient times to the new Waterford bridge

Eoin Gill

CALMAST, Waterford IT

Tue 18th

11 am

5th -6th Class

30

People’s park, Park Road, Waterford

 

Habitats and food chains –– learn about the animals and birds that live in the People’s Park, how they live and how to identify them. Please bring coloured pencils

 

Ella Ryan, Waterford City Council

Tue 18th

11 am

5th -6th Class

30

Waterford IT

Learn how to build a birdbox, and watch the birds progress from nest building to the hatching of the chicks

Dr. Nick McCarthy, WIT

Tue18th

 

9.30am

11.15 am

12.45 pm

5th -6th Class Max Group Size 30

30

Fenor Bog

Fenor, Co Waterford

Visit Fenor Bog to explore bog wildlife and surrounding geology - 1.5 hours duration

Alan Walsh, Fenor Bog

Wed19th

10 am

 

5th -6th Class Size 30

30

People’s Park, Park Road, Waterford

 

Habitats and food chains – – learn about the animals and birds that live in the People’s Park, how they live and how to identify them. Please bring coloured pencils

Ella Ryan, Waterford City Council

Wed 19th

11 am

5th -6th Class

30

Waterford IT

Learn how to build a birdbox, and watch the birds progress from nest building to the hatching of the chicks

Dr. Nick McCarthy, WIT

Wed 19th

 

9.30 am

11.15 am

12.45 pm

5th -6th Class

30

People’s Park, Park Road, Waterford

 

Habitats and food chains – – learn about the animals and birds that live in the People’s park, how they live and how to identify them. Please bring coloured pencils

Ella Ryan, Waterford City Council

Wed 19th

11 am

5th -6th Class

30

Waterford IT

Learn how to build a birdbox, and watch the birds progress from nest building to the hatching of the chicks.

Dr. Nick McCarthy, WIT

Wed 19th -

 

9.30 am

11.15 am

12.45 pm

5th -6th Class

30

People’s Park, Park Road, Waterford

Habitats and food chains –– learn about the animals and birds that live in the People’s Park, how they live and how to identify them. please bring coloured pencils

Ella Ryan, Waterford City Council

Thurs 20th

11 am

5th -6th Class

30

Lismore Heritage Centre

A magical woodland walk. Participants will learn about how a seed develops and grows into a large tree, how there are many different layers of growth in a woodland habitat, look a different birds and insects

Lismore Heritage Centre

Thurs 20th

10.30 am

 

5th -6th Class

30

Prebooking required for all events: Eleanor Reade, WIT 051 302037 email: ereade@wit.ie

Waterford IT through CALMAST offers a wide range of science, technology, engineering and maths programmes for schools, attracting over 12,000 visitors to four annual festivals: Maths Week Ireland, Waterford Science festival, Engineering Week and Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science.

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