People never stop learning. What we learn about is all around us … although sometimes it doesn’t occur to us to wonder how something came about when we see it every day.
In this section, you will find resources that the Joyce Country & Western Lakes team have created for the different educational levels: Primary, Junior Cycle, Leaving Cert and Third Level. These resources have been designed by using the Joyce Country & Western Lakes Geopark Project as a case study, or specific areas within it as case studies, and have been created taking account of the learning specifications and outcomes for the different levels.
There is also a section to find out more about courses run by the Joyce Country & Western Lakes Geopark Project, such as the shorter and longer geological course (useful for becoming a Geo-ambassador of the geopark!), and a section on other educational offerings within the geopark project region. All these activities and resources are part of the education programme of the Geopark and align itself with the UN SDG Goal 4 (Quality Education) among others.
The Geopark Geologist, Dr Benjamin Thébaudeau, visits the various schools within and around the geopark project region. If you wish to book a visit*, see our ‘Contact Us‘ section.
If any teachers would like to work with us to develop a resource, we would be delighted to collaborate with you. See our ‘Contact Us‘ section to get in touch.
*please note, school visits will be dependent on current Covid-19 restrictions and will keep in line with protocols from the Government of Ireland.