Discover Primary Science and Maths

Discover Science Centres

Interested in joining the Discover Centres Network?

Expressions of Interest are invited from organisations interested in joining the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Centres Network. The network of Centres provides opportunities for primary pupils to engage in inquiry-based science education outside of the classroom by developing and delivering accredited workshops that support the learning objectives of the Primary Science curriculum.

To assist you in preparing your application view the guide, which outlines the information you will need to provide when applying online.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE ONLINE HERE. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 29th April 2016.

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About the Discover Centres Network

DPSM has a network of Discover Centres offering accredited workshops and outreach programmes for Primary schools on a range of themes encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Space. The network of Centres support schools in engaging in science education outside of the classroom in a curriculum relevant and inquiry based way and provides opportunities to meet scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines. Centres include the Zoo, national parks, interpretive centres, observatories, a fab lab and aquarium. Schools can gain credit towards STEP 1 of their Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by visiting a Centre.

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Select a marker from the map below to find out the details of the Centres in your locality.

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Please note: DPSM has accredited the specific workshops available for DPSM schools at these centres as being suitable for the DPSM programme. Science Foundation Ireland has no responsibility whatsoever for the centres other than the accreditation of the specific workshops. It is the responsibility of each school to satisfy itself that child protection, health and safety and other arrangements, including appropriate insurance covers, at a centre meet the school's policies.