Activities Programme For Primary Schools

Our primary school education programmes are curriculum linked and specially designed to enage children with both Earth Science and broader STEM concepts in a fun and hands on manner. All of the activity packages listed below and in the brochures are guides which can be modified by consultation with our staff in order to accomodate your students educational needs or to tie in with any other aspect of the cirriculum as required.

The following programmes are available:

  1. Volcanic and Desert Landscape Investigation
  2. Seashore Habitat Studies
  3. Mining Heritage tour

Health & Safety
Health and Safety is of primary importance.
All of our education and fieldwork programmes are risk assessed regularly and led by suitably experienced staff.

Teaching Resources
All available programmes can be fully adapted to meet the needs of the school/students and in certain circumstances programmes can be run in conjunction with each other. Students will receive a workbook to accompany their fieldwork and teachers can avail of additional teaching resources if required.

Outreach Opportunites:
Geopark staff members also carry out visits to schools (where possible) and organise special educational events at various times throughout the year. The Copper Coast Global Geoparks hosts interactive earth science based work shops through the year in conjunction with events such as Science Week and Heritage Week with activities such as making your own volcano and earthquake simulation.

For more information on our primary school activities or to book a workshop please contact

About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828


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