Education & Schools

Promoting and raising awareness of biodiversity and natural heritage of the area

Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park is an environmental education centre set just at the edge of Tralee Town adjacent to an 11-acre wetland with bird hides, boardwalks and a 20-metre tall viewing tower. Since our opening in 2012, we have been delivering quality outdoor, hands-on education programmes to children of all ages on a wide variety of environmental and conservation topics. 

Contact Reception on 066 7126700 or use our contact form for further information or to book. 

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A Nature Day A Nature Day

A Nature Day

This 3-hour visit to the Wetlands Centre touches on all aspects of wetland biodiversity and gives children an exciting and hands-on way to explore our wetland and all of its inhabitants. Activities may vary depending on the season, but include mini-beast hunting, pond-dipping, frog hunting, bird watching, small mammal trapping and a fun exploration of our nature museum.

  Price: €7 Per Student

  Duration:  3 Hours

Mini-Beasts! Mini-Beasts!

Mini-Beasts!

Discover a whole world of tiny animals right under your nose on land and in water. Learn about how to safely catch minibeasts with nets, trays and pooters, how to identify all the different creatures and all about the relationships these creatures have with each other and with us in a fun, hands-on and interactive way.

  Price: €4 Per Student

  Duration:  1.5 Hours

Wonderful Trees Wonderful Trees

Wonderful Trees

National Tree Day is coming up next month, on October 6th, so why not mark the occasion with a class themed around our marvellous trees and their importance to us and our planet. Learn about all the parts of a tree, why they grow so tall, and how to recognise our native trees, even without their leaves. Learn about how trees make the planet better and provide homes for millions of creatures. Every student will get the chance to plant a seed to grow a tree of their very own, and the class will plant a tree at the wetlands centre or at your school if we have come to you.

  Price: €4 Per Student

  Duration:  1.5 Hours

Pollinator Days Pollinator Days

Pollinator Days

Pollinator Days at Tralee Bay Wetlands is a wonderful experience for all students where they get to learn about bees, butterflies, moths and hoverflies. Only €5 for a 2-hour programme. Discuss how you can take action to improve the habitats around schools and your homes to become more pollinator-friendly. Weather permitting venture outdoors and explore the Wetlands Nature Reserve in search of pollinators and their favourite foods.

You can book this programme from September to Mid May with us at Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco & Activity Park. Suitable for groups and schools. To book now and for more information contact us on 066 712 6700 or email info@traleebaywetlands.org.

  Price: €5 Per Student

  Duration:  2 Hours

Water Conservation and Wetlands Water Conservation and Wetlands

Water Conservation and Wetlands

Ideal for schools going for their Water Green Flag, this session focusses on where our water comes from, the water cycle, and how the conservation of water is becoming more and more important with climate change and the increasing human population. We will discuss the different ways we use water, how we waste it and how we might save it, as well as how something as familiar as the bog behind your school is vital for protecting our water for the future. A trip to the centre will also involve a hands-on visit to the wetland here, but this session is equally suitable for a classroom visit, especially if you have a bit of bogland nearby!

  Price: €4 Per Student

  Duration:  1.5 Hours

Waste and Wildlife Waste and Wildlife

Waste and Wildlife

This session is particularly suited for schools going for their Litter and Waste Green Flag – we will explore the impacts of human waste on the Irish landscape and particularly our coastline, and the devastating effect our wastefulness has on the wildlife that shares the landscape with us. Learn about ways to prevent plastic waste, in particular, ending up in the environment, what happens to it when it does and what alternatives we have to its use. This class is equally suitable as a visit to the wetlands or in your classroom.

  Price: €4 Per Student

  Duration:  1.5 Hours

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