Copper Coast Geopark
The Geopark is a remarkable area where geology, ecology, archaeology, agriculture, and mining heritage from the bustling copper mining industry during the 19th century all contribute to the character and culture of the region
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:
- Volcanic and Desert Landscape Investigation
- Seashore Habitat Studies
- Mining Heritage tour
Health & Safety Health and Safety is of primary importance. All 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.