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.
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
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 19
ENTRY FEE: €2