Programme for Schools 2018

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PLEASE NOTE

Some events involve rough terrain. Please make sure this is suitable for you and your group.

Dress appropriately for terrain and weather

Booking is required for all events with

Eleanor Reade, School of Science, WIT, 051 302037, ereade@wit.ie

To promote our message about biodiversity and natural heritage all events will be photographed/ videoed.

By booking you are accepting this and giving consent to photography / videoing.

  • For not for profit use to promote STEM
  • People will not be named unless permission is given

If you do not wish to have yourself or your children in photographs, you need to let us know in advance so we can plan

Monday, 21st May 2018

 

DNA  - Our Genetic Code                                                      Ardkeen Library with WIT researchers

Where

When

Ardkeen Library

https://goo.gl/maps/u3MqqUp2LN62

10:30 – 11:30 am

What

Discover DNA and explore the secrets of our genetic code. Have fun extracting the DNA of a banana while learning about what DNA is, what is does and how the genetic code works!

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class)

Booking

By invitation only

Social

@WaterfordLibs

@WaterfordCouncilLibraries

Website

http://waterfordlibraries.ie

 

Puzzle in the Park                                                                                                Lismore Heritage Centre

Where

When

Lismore Heritage Centre

https://goo.gl/maps/QbVhDME5Kj32

11:00 am – 12.30 pm

What

Team work and group discussion are key as Students take a Maths journey around Lismore’s beautiful Millennium Park. Helping Sonny, the park keeper figure out his conundrums has never been so much fun!

Who

Primary school pupils

Booking

Booking required: 0761 102157

Social

@LismoreHC

@lismoreheritagecentre

Website

http://www.discoverlismore.com

 

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

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Exotic Animals                                                                                                             Dave’s Jungle

Where

When

Waterford Institute of Technology, FTG 25

https://goo.gl/maps/PuRh8pYivPQ2

9:30 – 10.30 am

10:45 – 11.45 am

12:15 – 1:15 pm

1:30 – 2.30 pm

What

Discover reptiles, spiders, scorpions and other exotic animals up close! A great opportunity to learn about snapping turtles, alligators, chameleons, snakes and more in a safe environment.

Who

Primary school pupils

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@davesjungle

 

Website

http://www.davesjungle.com

 

The Rocky History of the Copper Coast                           Robbie Galvin, Copper Coast Geopark

Where

When

Central Library Waterford

https://goo.gl/maps/za9pNdySp452

10:30 – 11:30 am

What

Learn about how the Earth’s climate has changed over millions of years and how these changes are reflected in the rocks and landscape of County Waterford. Robbie Galvin, Copper Coast Geologist, will guide the pupils through an interactive workshop and presentation on both geological time and environmental change.

Who

Primary school pupils

Booking

By invitation only.

Social

@coastcopper

@WaterfordLibs

@coastcopper

@WaterfordCouncilLibraries

Website

https://coppercoastgeopark.com

http://waterfordlibraries.ie/

 

 

DNA  - Our Genetic Code                                                      Ardkeen Library with WIT researchers

Where

When

Ardkeen Library

https://goo.gl/maps/u3MqqUp2LN62

10:30 – 11.30 am

What

Discover DNA and explore the secrets of our genetic code. Have fun extracting the DNA of a banana while learning about what DNA is, what is does and how the genetic code works!

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class)

Booking

By invitation only

Social

@WaterfordLibs

@WaterfordCouncilLibraries

Website

http://waterfordlibraries.ie

 

 

 

Under Your Skin with Marianna Gavendova & Thomas Byrne, WIT

Where

When

Clonmel Library in association with MSD

https://goo.gl/maps/qrQgwpkrKx62

10:30 - 11:30 am

What

What do you know about the anatomy of your body? How do we breathe and why does our heart beat – and what is the connection between our lungs and our heart? Find out more about what’s under your skin and take a look at the skin itself: we know it keeps the inside in and the outside out, but what else does it do?

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class)

Booking

By invitation only

Social

@TippLib

@TipperaryLibraries

Website

http://www.tipperarylibraries.ie

 

 

River Mahon Ecology                                                                                              Dr Michael Breen, WIT

Where

When

River Mahon, Kill

https://goo.gl/maps/YEBmaCxQMZn

10:30 – 11.30 am

What

Explore the rich and diverse ecology of the River Mahon. Environmental science lecturer Dr Michael Breen will bring you on an exciting tour along the river.

Who

Secondary school students (5th/6th class)

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

 

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

 

Wonderful World of Feathers                                                                 Eric Dempsey, Birds Ireland

Where

When

Waterford Institute of Technology, Auditorium

https://goo.gl/maps/PuRh8pYivPQ2

10:00 – 11:00 am

12:00 – 1:00 pm

What

Eric Dempsey, author and award-winning broadcaster, will introduce students to the exciting birds of Ireland. With an entertaining, inspiring and fun talk Eric ‘The Birdman’ will capture the audience and explain about the many unusual and interesting adaptations of Irish birds.

Who

Primary school pupils (3rd – 6th class)

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@EricTheBirdman

@birdsireland

Website

http://birdsireland.com

 

 

Ecology Walk & Nature Hunt                                    Ella Ryan, Waterford City & County Council

Where

When

Kilbarry Nature Park, meeting at car park within the gates of the nature park

https://goo.gl/maps/PuRh8pYivPQ2

10:30 – 11:30 am

What

The nature park provides an ideal opportunity for this interactive workshop to explore nature and biodiversity within Waterford City. It encompasses an integrated wetland, wildflower meadows, Kilbarry Bog and all this on a remediated landfill! What better place to talk about waste, wildlife and habitats in one outing? Pupils will participate in identification tasks, nature hunts and more.

Who

Primary school pupils (3rd – 6th class)

Bring waterproof shoes and jacket, dress for the weather.

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@WaterfordCounci

@waterfordcouncil

Website

http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie

 

Under Your Skin Marianna Gavendova & Thomas Byrne, WIT

Where

When

Dungarvan Library in association with GSK

https://goo.gl/maps/pJc16i1UYzp

10:30 - 11:30

What

What do you know about the anatomy of your body? How do we breathe and why does our heart beat – and what is the connection between our lungs and our heart? Find out more about what’s under your skin and take a look at the skin itself: we know it keeps the inside in and the outside out, but what else does it do?

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class)

Booking

By invitation only

Social

@WaterfordLibs

@WaterfordCouncilLibraries

Website

http://waterfordlibraries.ie

 

Thursday, 24th May 2018

 

Birds of Prey                                                                                                               Mayfield Birds of Prey

Where

When

Mayfield Birds of Prey, Kilmacthomas Work Houses, Union Road, Kilmacthomas

https://goo.gl/maps/7raLv2FPdPx

10:00 am – 12:00 am

What

Join William at the Mayfield Birds of Prey falconry for an unforgettable experience. Participants will enjoy a close up and hands on approach while being educated about the importance of these majestic raptors and the important role they play in the environment.

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class)

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@Mayfield-Birds-of-Prey-Portlaw

Website

http://falconryinireland.com

 

 

The Hidden Treasures of  the Greenway                 Paddy Dwan, Time Outside Nature Walks

Where

When

Killoteran Greenway Car Park (by Mount Congreve)

https://goo.gl/maps/S3K4RCpaFxC2

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What

Find out about the hidden treasures on the Greenway! Paddy Dwan from Time Outside Nature Walks knows all about the cultural heritage and natural diversity along the Waterford Greenway. He will bring you out and about to an eye opening tour through stunning nature and fascinating history.

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class), secondary school students (JC)

Bring comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@Time-Outside-Nature-Walks

 

 

 

The Living River                                                        Paul Carroll, Waterford City & County Council

Where

When

Dunhill Constructed Wetlands, Dunhill (250 m from the village)

https://goo.gl/maps/mTdV6yEhWsD2

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What

There is a hidden world of wonderful small creatures living in the streams and rivers around us.  Participants will get a chance to marvel at special skills of water bugs and other creatures, find out what they tell us about the health of the river environment and see how to harness the power of nature to keep our world clean.

Who

Primary school pupils (5th/6th class), secondary school students (JC)

Booking

Booking required: 051 302037 or email ereade@wit.ie

Social

@WaterfordCounci

@waterfordcouncil

Website

http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie

 

 

Friday, 25th May 2018

Wonderful World of Feathers Eric Dempsey, Birds Ireland

Where

When

Carlow Institute of Technology

https://goo.gl/maps/zaJBJ1e3TyD2

TIMES NOT YET CONFIRMED

What

Eric Dempsey, author and award-winning broadcaster, will introduce students to the exciting birds of Ireland. With an entertaining, inspiring and fun talk Eric ‘The Birdman’ will capture the audience and explain about the many unusual and interesting adaptations of Irish birds.

Who

Primary school pupils (3rd – 6th class)

Booking

Booking required:

Social

@EricTheBirdman

@birdsireland

Website

http://birdsireland.com

 

 

The Rocky History of the Copper Coast                           Robbie Galvin, Copper Coast Geopark

Where

When

Tramore Library

https://goo.gl/maps/HTgbx9HwWno

10:30 – 11:30 am

What

Learn about how the Earth’s climate has changed over millions of years and how these changes are reflected in the rocks and landscape of County Waterford. Robbie Galvin, Copper Coast Geologist, will guide the pupils through an interactive workshop and presentation on both geological time and environmental change.

Who

Primary school pupils

Booking

By invitation only.

Social

@coastcopper

@WaterfordLibs

@coastcopper

@WaterfordCouncilLibraries

Website

https://coppercoastgeopark.com

 

 

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