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. Primary school education programmes are curriculum linked and specially designed to engage 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 their staff in order to accommodate your students' educational needs or to tie in with any other aspect of the curriculum as required. The Copper Coast Geopark offers a unique setting and expertly guided secondary school field trips which cover such topics as rock and landscape forming processes and the origins of the landscapes of Ireland, plate tectonics and the rock cycle, the ice age – glacial features, natural resources and our mining history, medieval history and biodiversity. The dynamic coastal landscape of the Copper Coast is ideal for exploring concepts related to coastal erosion, climate change and the interaction between humans the landscape. Please see website for opening hours as they are seasonal.