With numerous habitats on our doorstep, we link outdoor activities with the curriculum for 4-12 yr olds, and provide a choice of nature exploration days, learning interactively about the National Park and our environment….
A typical day at Glenveagh:
10 am – Recommended arrival time at Glenveagh Visitor Centre & a quick snack
10:20 – 12pm – Nature Themed Walk (differs depending on the habitat chosen and age of the children)
12pm – Short Lunch Break
12:25 – 2pm – Activities based on the topic covered
2pm – Departure from the main carpark*
*Times can be adjusted to accommodate each school
Field Trip Topics:
|The Glenveagh Timeline||Step back in time & explore how the park has evolved since the ice age, investigating how the landscape has changed over time up to the present day. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. ESS||Glenveagh Time Line Fact Sheet|
|The World and Wood||An introduction to sustainability for young people through exploring woodlands, our impact on the environment and the importance of trees. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE, Jr. Cert. Science, Geography, History, CSPE and ESS.||The World & Wood|
|Making Nature Count||Exploring the concepts of biodiversity & maths in science and the fundamental relationship between them. Curriculum: 5th & 6th class SESE and Jr. Cert. Maths, Geography & Science.||Making Nature Count|
|Signs of Spring||Visit us between February and May to help us observe and record the arrival of Springtime.||Signs of Spring Fact Sheet|
|Mammal Day||Learn about the tracks and signs of mammals in Ireland in the surrounds of Glenveagh National Park.||Mammal Day Fact Sheet|
|For Infants||Specially designed activity day for those under 6, focusing on sorting, matching, describing and identifying all the natural wonders they will find on a nature walk.||Infants Day Fact Sheet|
|Mini-beast Day||Exploring the amazing world of insects and their importance in the world.||Minibeasts Fact Sheet|
|Woodland Discovery Day||Learn about native Irish trees and forests, and all the amazing living things they support.||Woodland Discovery Day Fact Sheet|
|Garden Discovery Day||Venture through the magical world of Glenveagh gardens with a range of fun sensory activities and learn about what grows here and why.||Garden Discovery Day|
|Bog-land Studies||Discover this amazing habitat and its biodiversity through a walk and hands on activities.||Bog Studies Fact Sheet|
|General Nature Explorer Day||A combination of any of the above, tailored to your groups age and interest.||General Nature Explorer Fact Sheet|
Book your trip today!
Field trip days fill up fast so book in early to avoid disappointment. Book online here. Call us on 0761 002693 for any queries.