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Get crafty and join the Rediscovery Centre for a FREE fun hands on workshop where you will learn how to make a bird feeder and some cardboard animals to celebrate biodiversity week. This event is kindly supported by the IEN.
Bird feeders are an incredible way to get a close look at birds and you can learn to make one from materials lying around your house and garden. Garden animals and insects are essential to biodiversity from pollinating to food supplies for carnivores. Let’s get up close and personal with some of our favourite insects and craft them from materials found around the house.
If you would like to make the crafts with Audrey, children will need help from their parent or guardian. The materials needed are:
– Cleaned out Tetra Box/pack 1L size
– Paper Cutting Knife
– Paint and Paint brush
– Jar for water
– Newspaper to cover table/surface
– Bird Seed
– 3-4 Toilet roll tubes or bendable cardboard
– Eco Glue or Stapler and Staples
Join the Rediscovery Centre on the 22nd of May at 1.30pm for a FREE family friendly event to find out how bees make honey and how you can make your own little bee hotel. This event is kindly supported by the IEN.
During this online event Audrey will teach you about how bees make their honey and she will also take you on a virtual tour of our roof garden to show you all of our bee-friendly plants. On the way she will collect materials to show you how to make a 5 Star Bee Hotel. You will also need a plastic bottle that you may have in your green bin.
If you would like to make the bee hotel with Audrey, children will need help from your parent and guardian. The materials needed are:
-Scissors-Stanley type knife
– Eco tape/sticky tape
– Toilet roll tubes approx 12 or cardboard
– Twigs/Sticks – (skinny easy to break)
– String/twine 2′ approx- Plastic Bottle (standard size bottle not large)
Join us Thursday 27th May for an exciting stand-off between Land and Sea!
As part of Biodiversity Week, Cork’s Fota Wildlife Park will face up against Galway’s Atlantaquaria, bringing us up close and personal with all of the amazing creatures they sustain and protect.
Hear about sea cucumbers, starfish, lobsters, lions, giraffes, red pandas, lumpsuckers, basking sharks, whales and more! Kindly supported by Science Foundation Ireland this event will demonstrate how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths teaching can help understand and save biodiversity. As the South of Ireland takes on the West, The Great Irish Zoo Off will finally settle the age old debate of which is greatest, terrain or ocean?
Event will start live at 11am on Tuesday 27th May and will be viewable from the Rediscovery Centre Youtube Channel
Register for FREE now to secure a place!
Let the battle commence!