Programme for Secondary Schools 2016
Advance booking required for all events with Eleanor Reade firstname.lastname@example.org 051 302037.
The Bealtaine Living Earth Festival is a partnership of groups interested in Celebrating our Living Earth in the Southeast of Ireland and is coordinated by Calmast. Waterford IT through Calmast offers a wide range of science, technology, engineering and maths programmes for schools in the Southeast, attracting over 15,000 visitors to five annual festivals: Maths Week Ireland, Robert Boyle Science Week, The Robert Boyle Summer School, Waterford Engineering Week and Bealtaine Living Earth Festival
All events are FREE.
Wastewater Treatment and the aquatic environment
Presenter: Paul Carroll, Waterford City Council
Location: Kilmeaden Waste Water Treatment Plant
Students will be introduced to wastewater treatment and learn about the importance of wastewater treatment in safeguarding water quality. They will get the chance to explore stream life and see how life adapts to the aquatic environment.
Exploration of the Diverse Ecology of the River Mahon
Presenter: Dr Michael Breen, Waterford Institute of Technology
Location: River Mahon, Kill
Explore the rich and diverse river ecology with environmental science lecturer Dr Michael Breen.
Explore the Flora and Fauna of Lismore
Presenter: Lismore Heritage Centre
Location: Lismore Heritage Centre, Main Street, Lismore, Co Waterford
A chance for local school children to link History and Biodiversity in this trail around Lismore’s best beauty spot! Children will link flora and fauna with gory tales of Vikings and plunder at Lismore Cathedral’s glorious grounds.
Beach & Dune Discovery Eco Hike
Presenter: Oceanics Surf School & Marine Education Centre
Location: Oceanics Surf School & Marine Education Centre at The Red Cottage, Tramore
The Beach and Dune Hike celebrates biodiversity where students enjoy outdoors science in a fun and interactive way. They will discover plants and animals unique to Sand Dune, Saltmarsh and Sea Shore habitats. This walk in nature is exclusive to Oceanics and is designed to educate students on living things, environmental awareness and care.