Research & Education
The Rediscovery Centre education programmes have been developed to promote waste prevention, minimisation and reuse and to complement our current Rediscovery Centre projects.
Primary Level Education Programme
The Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Discover Centre under the Discover Primary Science & Maths initiative (www.primaryscience.ie). We provide a variety of exciting and interactive workshops that are linked to the SESE curriculum and which can be delivered either in our education room in Ballymun or in your own classroom.
We currently offer the following workshops to Primary Schools:
- Half day workshop on waste (in Ballymun) - Click here to watch a video of this workshop
- Half day workshop on energy (in Ballymun)
- 1.5hr workshop on waste (in your school)
- 1.5hr workshop on energy (in your school)
- 1.5hr workshop on energy & circuits (in your school)
- 1.5hr workshop on water (in your school)
- 1.5hr workshop on climate change (in your school)
- 1.5hr workshop on biodiversity (in your school)
Click here to download more information on our Primary School workshops.
Click here to download the pricelist for our Primary School workshops.
We have recently developed an Engineering Trail around Ballymun which is suitable for 8-12 year olds. This is a self-guided trail which lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Click here to download the Engineering Trail
Feedback from teachers on our Primary School Workshops:
“It was great - really interesting and informative and very hands on for the children well done and thank you”
“The children enjoyed the visit and they learned a lot! Thank you”
“Very impressed and not easily impressed, thanks a lot”
“Excellently run, very organised, very educational”
“Excellent workshop, very hands on with lots of pupil interaction”
Second Level Education Programme
The Rediscovery Centre also offers several workshops for second level students which are linked to the second level curriculum through CSPE (Concept of Stewardship), Art, Science, Geography, Maths and English. This cross curricular approach provides students with an opportunity to be creative and develop analytical skills in a hands-on way.
The workshops currently available include:
- Introduction to waste management (Suitable for 1st – 3rd years, TY)
- Introduction to sustainable design (Suitable for 1st – 3rd years, TY)
- Introduction to energy (Suitable for 1st – 2nd years)
**New – Sustainability tour in collaboration with the National Botanic Gardens (Suitable for TY students)
Click here to download more information on our Secondary School workshops.
Click here to download the pricelist for our Secondary School workshops.
Feedback from teachers on our Secondary School Workshops:
“Very well organised and thought out, very varied, pupils were fully involved in all aspects of the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed the activities."
“Very good workshop. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational for the students.”
“I thought it was excellent. The mix of hands-on activities made it really beneficial for pupils.”
Third Level Education and Research Services
The Rediscovery Centre actively participates in education and research with third level institutions, facilitates field trips and placements for third level students and also delivers lectures in environmental sustainability.
For all Research, Education and Training queries, or to book a workshop, please contact:
Tel: 01 8429811