Category: Education

Calendar of Events

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre hosts a full calendar of events all year round. Find the perfect course for you in Fashion, Furniture, Bikes, Education or Tours. If you would like to search our events by date please click here to view our calendar.

Event Date and Time:
2018 Calendar

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Rediscovery Centre

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Biodiversity Explorers

Event Description:
Calling all nature explorers!! Join us during Biodiversity Week 2019 when the Rediscovery Centre will be running two fantastic Biodiversity Community Events.

Our Biodiversity Community Events offer people an opportunity to engage with nature and learn more about Ireland’s biodiversity. During the Biodiversity Events, our friendly staff will be at different biodiversity stations located around the Rediscovery Centre such as our green wall; constructed wetland; native species area, bug-hotel; sensory garden; rain-fed pond; vegetable garden. Each station offers an opportunity to learn more about the species inhabiting ecosystems and how to conserve biodiversity. Hands-on activities at the event include explore invertebrates during the bug hunt, learning all about what is living in our pond, and gardening for biodiversity.

The Biodiversity Community events are suitable for all ages and families are very welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Event Date and Time:
25 May 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Free

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Green Enterprise Summer Camp

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre has partnered with NCAD to present Green Enterprise summer camps for young and emerging entrepreneurs. The one week camps will run on 8 - 12 July and 15 - 19 July. Second level students will work in groups over five days to develop a sustainable business idea that they will pitch in a Dragons' Den style presentation on the final day.

Each idea will be developed through a combination of discussions, sketching, subject talks, sustainability workshops, and hands-on prototyping activities.

During the week students will explore Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation, Design Thinking and Design Strategies; Product based business and /or Service based business.

The camps will be of interest to secondary school students who study ANY of the following subjects:

Senior Cycle: Art, Business; Construction Studies; Design and Communication Graphics; Engineering, Physics, Politics and Society, Technology.
Junior Cycle: Visual Art; Business Studies; CSPE; Environmental Social Studies; Technology.

These camps are free to attend. Places are funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Event Date and Time:
8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Free

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Green Enterprise Summer Camp

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre has partnered with NCAD to present Green Enterprise summer camps for young and emerging entrepreneurs. The one week camps will run on 8 - 12 July and 15 - 19 July. Second level students will work in groups over five days to develop a sustainable business idea that they will pitch in a Dragons' Den style presentation on the final day.

Each idea will be developed through a combination of discussions, sketching, subject talks, sustainability workshops, and hands-on prototyping activities.

During the week students will explore Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Innovation, Design Thinking and Design Strategies; Product based business and /or Service based business.

The camps will be of interest to secondary school students who study ANY of the following subjects:
Senior Cycle: Art, Business; Construction Studies; Design and Communication Graphics; Engineering, Physics, Politics and Society, Technology.

Junior Cycle: Visual Art; Business Studies; CSPE; Environmental Social Studies; Technology.

These camps are free to attend. Places are funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Event Date and Time:
15 - 19 July 2019

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Free

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Summer Camp for Kids

Event Description:
Looking for some fun activities for your children during the summer holidays? Then why not join us for a week filled with fun hands-on activities? The Rediscovery Centre Summer Camp takes place from the 22nd of July to the 26th of July. Our Camps are themed days with educational and fun activities, games, experiments and arts & crafts to stimulate their curiosity and interest in our natural environment.

Our Summer Days camps are suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Our facilitators are experienced in working with children and are Garda vetted.

Biodiversity: We will explore the wildlife, habitats, ecosystems and food chains in our gardens. A range of outdoor games will also be included such as making bird feeders, going on a bug hunt and pond dipping. We will also look at how easy it is to encourage biodiversity at home and why it is so important to do so.

Science: How important is science in our lives? What cool things do scientists do? Come and try your hands at acid- base reactions, discover the power of magnets and other intriguing experiments like the chemistry of bubbles and learn about the tricks our sight plays on our brains!

Space: Interested in space, what’s in it and why it does what it does? Do you want to build and launch your very own rocket and become an expert on meteorites impacts? Then come and join us for this journey in space!

Engineering: Discover why engineering is such an essential part of our lives in this exciting investigation into what makes the world tick. Different engineering challenges will put your mathematical, problem solving and analytical skills to the test.

Waste: Worried about waste and how best to deal with it? This day is dedicated to finding exciting and innovative solutions to dealing with waste through quizzes, activities and crafty designs. Just because it’s ‘waste’ doesn’t mean that it’s useless!

What to bring: sun screen/rain jacket, water, hat/cap, food for a small break and lunch, lots of imagination and curiosity!

Event Date and Time:
22 July 2019 at 09:00 - 26 July 2019 at 14:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €125

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