Education

The Burren National Park Information Point is open six months of the year from April until the end of September. During the months of April, May and June our Visitor Guides provide an education service about the Burren National Park and the plants and animals that live there.


Primary Level

An outdoor school visit to the Burren National Park:

These outdoor sessions concentrate on environmental awareness and ecology and encourage the children to use their senses in exploring the various habitats of each site. Through games and other activities, the children will learn about habitats and their associated species, including an understanding of how all species have their own roles to play in nature. Activities may include some of the following:

  • A guided walk along the Nature Trail which involves:
    • Looking for special Burren plants.
    • Finding evidence of animal activity e.g. tracks, signs of feeding and droppings.
    • Listening to bird song.
    • Exploring the geology e.g. finding fossils and learning about erosion.
    • Exploring different habitats e.g. meadow, woodland and limestone pavement.
  • Plant and animal identification.
  • Leaf identification.
  • Scavenger hunt.

N.B.: Group size must be limited to 30 pupils and a ratio of one adult per 10 pupils is required.


Second Level

At present, we do not provide a dedicated Education Service for post-primary level. However, if a school is interested in visiting with a group of students we will be able to provide a free guided walk that will include information about the flora, fauna and geology of the Burren National Park.

N.B.: Group size must be limited to 30 pupils and a ratio of one adult per 10 pupils is required.


How to Book

All visits to the Burren National Park and Information Point must be booked in advance. If you would like to book, please contact us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@chg.gov.ie. An official booking form must be completed and returned to us at:

Burren National Park Information Point,
Clare Heritage Centre,
Church Street,
Corofin,
Co. Clare
 

 Download Schools Booking Form – Primary Level

 Download School Booking Form – Second Level

 


How Much Does it Cost?

All park activities are provided free of charge.

There must be one adult per 10 pupils and all pupils must dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear.