Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Knockmahon,
Bunmahon,
Co. Waterford,
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)51 292828

SCIENCE WEEK 2016 IN THE COPPER COAST GEOPARK

SCIENCE WEEK IN 2016 THE COPPER COAST GEOPARK

  "NEW WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE NATURAL WORLD“

Explore new ways of looking at the natural environment within the Copper Coast Geopark as part of Science Week 2016.

As part of the week long nationwide initiative to promote interest in science across all groups, the Copper Coast Geopark will host two completely different but equally fascinating and educational events for people of all ages.

For amateur ecologists there will be an opportunity to join local ecologist Alan Walshe in Fenor Bog for an eco walk while for budding rock hounds there is a chance to view and take part in a unique geological exhibition in the Geopark Visitor Centre – Rocks Under The Microscope.

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FENOR BOG ECOWALK

What is the difference between a bog and Fen and why are bogland environments so important to our ecosystem? Get the answers to these questions and more from expert ecological guide Alan Walshe on the 19thof November in Fenor Bog at 2pm. This Ecowalk of Fenor Bog will open your eyes to the dynamic, and incredibly vulnerable,  eco-system that exsits in Irish bogland environments as well the amazing community effort which saved Fenor Bog from certain destruction.

VENUE: Fenor Bog, Fenor Co.Waterford

DATE: Saturday 19th NOVEMBER

TIME: 2pm

This is a free event and no booking is required.

 

ROCKS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Learn about how, why and where we look at rocks and minerals under the microscope and get a chance to do so yourself at this exhibition and workshop in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre with Copper Coast Geologist Robbie Galvin. This is a must see event and a once off chance to learn an aspect of geological investigation that is seldom thought of but is fascinating to experience. After this event, you will never look at rocks the same way again!

VENUE: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Bunmahon

DATE: Saturday 19th

TIME: 12pm

ENTRY FEE: €2

 

Geopark

The area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. This geologically diverse area contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last ice age. more

Location

The Copper Coast is a stretch of the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. It is named for the historic metal-mining industry, the legacies of which now constitute a tourist attraction. more

Walking Trails

Along with an audio tour around Annestown, we also have walking trail cards for the villages along the Copper Coast. The trail cards can be printed or stored for viewing on your phone. more

Website by: Déise Design
A European Geopark Located In Co. Waterford, Ireland.