Explorers Primary Marine Science Workshop

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The Explorers workshop program consists of a marine themed primary science workshop at Lifetime Lab, to be delivered in March, followed by a school visit to the participating class by an Explorers education officer in early May.

Curriculum Links 

The primary marine science workshop (approx 90 min) will engage children in hands on activities on the themes of "Living Things", "Environmental Awareness and Care" , "Materials" and "Energy and Forces", while the school visit offers the class an opportunity present and discuss their marine project work to our explorers education officer.  Both visits will involve fun activities assessing the children's ocean literacy for which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion.

The Explorers Education Program aims to integrate marine themes as closely as possible with lessons already taught in national schools through the Social Environment and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum and other cross-curricula subjects. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricula project work based on the project that has been selected.The program is funded by the Marine Institute, co-coordinated by Camden Education Trust in association Galway Atlantaquaria and is therefore available at no cost for schools to participate.

Teacher Information

  • Explorers workshop module is suitable for children of 3rd & 4th classes
  • Workshops at Lifetime Lab will be delivered during March with return visits to schools in late April/ early May.
  • March workshop times are 9.30, 11.00 and 12.30
  • One class per workshop session
  • Teachers are requested to remain with class at all times during workshop
  • Explorers workshops & class visits are available at no cost to participating schools

Booking Details 

If your school is interested in participating please download, complete and return the "Explorers" Marine Primary Science Booking Form, upon receipt we will confirm a suitable date and time. We will allocate available places on a first come first served basis.

To book please return the booking form by email to lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or fax to 021 4924515 or return by post.

Follow the links for additional information on the Explorers Education Programme   and the work of the Marine Institute

The Explorers Education Programme™‌ is supported by the Marine Institute, and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government 

Explorers Primary Marine Science

Marine Institute