Science and Nature Workshops

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Call: 087 7741846
Email: info@laoisoutdooreducation.ie


Workshops bring Science to life in your classroom or in the stunning grounds of Emo Court, Co. Laois, in the very heart of Ireland. As Emo Court is a SFI accredited Discover Centre your school can gain credit towards your Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by taking part in one of our workshops in Emo Court.

WORKSHOPS / PRIMARY SCHOOLS


All our workshops are linked to the primary school curriculum. Our aim is to help children appreciate and value their natural surroundings. Workshops are enquiry-based with a focus on teamwork and problem-solving.


Suitable for Workshop Where Description Est. Time Duration Suitable for Cost How to book
Primary Schools Lords, Ladies & Minibeasts Emo Court, Co. Laois This workshop includes a guided tour of Emo Court by OPW staff, followed by an age-appropriate nature & science walk in the grounds of Emo Court. Children are encouraged to identify trees, wildflowers and explore the animal life in Emo’s parkland. This workshops includes links to the Science, Geography History, P.E. and Art curriculum. Contact us for further information. 2 and 1/2 hours 3rd-6th classes
Parkland Habitat Study Emo Court, Co. Laois This workshop is a basic habitat study of the plant and animal life in Emo’s parkland. During this walk children survey the study area for plants, animals and fungi typically found in an Irish parkland habitat. This workshops includes links to the Science, Geography and P.E. curriculum. Contact us for further information. 2 and 1/2 hours 3rd-6th classes €60 / class or €40 / class for DEIS schools Heritage in Schools booking page HERE
In-school Pollinator Workshop Your school This workshop takes place in your school grounds and aims to engage children with the All-Ireland Junior Pollinator Plan. In order to investigate how pollinator-friendly their school grounds are, children use simple identification keys to identify trees, shrubs and wildflowers. They record their observations in a habitat map, which is then used to decide on recommendations that could benefit pollinators and other wildlife in your locality. For more info Click here. Contact us for further information. 2 and 1/2 hours 3rd-6th classes



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