Nature Education Programme - Primary Schools

At Glenveagh Education Centre we offer a variety of field trip days aimed at 4-12 year olds. With numerous habitats on our doorstep, we link outdoor activities with the curriculum and provide 3-4 hour nature exploration days which allow kids to learn interactively about the environment and the species within it.


A typical day at Glenveagh:

10 am - Recommended arrival time at Glenveagh Visitor Centre & a quick snack

10:20 - 12pm - Nature Themed Walk (differs depending on the habitat chosen and age of the children)

12pm - Short Lunch Break

12:25 - 2pm - Activities based on the topic covered

2pm - Departure from the main carpark*

*Times can be adjusted to accommodate each school


Field Trip Topics:

Topics

Details

Factsheet Downloads

The Glenveagh Timeline

Step back in time & explore how the park has evolved since the ice age, investigating how the landscape has changed over time up to the present day. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. ESS

Time Line fact sheet

The World and Wood

An introduction to sustainability for young people through exploring woodlands, our impact on the environment and the importance of trees. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE, Jr. Cert. Science, Geography, History, CSPE and ESS.

World and Wood fact sheet

Making Nature Count

Exploring the concepts of biodiversity & maths in science and the fundamental relationship between them. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. Maths, Geography & Science.

Making Nature Count fact sheet

Signs of Spring

Visit us between February and May to help us observe and record the arrival of Springtime.

Signs Of Spring fact sheet

Mammal Day

Learn about the tracks and signs of mammals in Ireland in the surrounds of Glenveagh National Park.

Mammal Day fact sheet

For Infants

Specially designed activity day for those under 6, focusing on sorting, matching, describing and identifying all the natural wonders they will find on a nature walk.

Infants Day

Mini-beast Day

Exploring the amazing world of insects and their importance in the world.

Minibeast fact sheet

Woodland Discovery Day

Learn about native Irish trees and forests, and all the amazing living things they support.

Woodland Explorer fact sheet

Garden Discovery Day

Venture through the magical world of Glenveagh gardens with a range of fun sensory activities and learn about what grows here and why.

Garden Discovery Day fact sheet

Bog-land Studies

Discover this amazing habitat and its biodiversity through a walk and hands on activities.

Bog fact sheet

General Nature Explorer Day

A combination of any of the above, tailored to your groups age and interest.

General Nature Explorer fact sheet

Book your trip today!

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We can also offer specially tailored days for Discover Primary Science and Maths and The Green Flag for Biodiversity. Contact us if you would like to discuss what we can provide.