This year we have a varied selection of summer courses with partners like Discover Primary Science & Maths at SFI, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory and The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Not only is there a choice of course but also a choice of delivery method. We have both synchronous and asynchronous courses for you to choose from and we really look forward to being able to see you Face to Face next year.
All of our summer courses have been approved by the Department of Education & Skills and applicants who complete the course will be eligible for EPV days.
Cost of all courses is €20
Asynchronous Online Courses – available from 1st July to 20th August
STEAMING Through Dark Skies and Biodiversity
This is a new online course developed in partnership with Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPSM), Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO), Wildways Adventures and Mayo Dark Skies, to offer you an insight into Ireland’s Dark Skies Heritage as well as examining how light pollution affects biodiversity..
Discover Climate & Space
This online course was introduced last year and was very popular. It was developed in partnership DPSM and gives you the knowledge and confidence to teach students the difference between weather and climate and also looks at causes and effects of climate change. The course will also prepare you to lead your students through the European Space Agency Climate Detectives project.
Teaching Space in Junior Classes
This online course was developed in partnership with Blackrock Castle Observatory and DPSM and is specifically designed for teachers of Junior Classes. This course is an online version of the “Junior Rocket Scientists” course that was previously offered at BCO and Lough Gur Heritage Centre.
Synchronous Online Courses – delivered from 1st to 7th July 2021
Engaging Space Across a STEM Year
This course will be delivered from 1st to 7th July using an online platform e.g. Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This course was developed in partnership with Blackrock Castle Observatory and will help you to embrace Space across four national STEM Weeks (Science Week, Maths Week, Engineers Week and Space Week). We’ll show you how to use Space as a cross curricular theme.
Climate Science Champions
This course will be delivered from 1st to 7th July using an online platform e.g. Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This course was developed in partnership with DPSM and SEAI. We’ll share the science behind Climate Change and the role of space exploration in understanding planetary processes. This course will demonstrate how to use ESERO, DPSM and SEAI resources in your classroom