Education & Research
The Rediscovery Centre waste education and research centre is developing a range of courses and training programmes to cover all aspects of waste management for both students and teachers. The programme caters for students at all levels from Primary Level right through to university and postgraduate students.
Postal Address: Rediscovery Centre Ecostore, Unit 1 The Turnpike, Santry Cross, Ballymun, Dublin 11.Click here for Google Map
Programmes and Active Projects
Discover Primary Science & MathsThe Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Discover Centre under the Discover Primary Science & Maths initiative. Under this programme schools can attend exciting and interactive waste or energy workshops that are linked to the SESE curriculum. Attendance at either workshop can help you gain credit towards achieving an Award of Science Excellence for your school. Please see www.primaryscience.ie for more information.
The waste workshops teach the students about reducing, reusing and recycling their waste and the energy workshops deal with the concepts of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation. Both workshops incorporate key analytical skills such as observation, monitoring and interpretation.
Second Level Education ProgrammeThe Rediscovery Centre is currently developing waste education workshops for second level students. These workshops will introduce pupils to the concepts of effective waste management, the environmental impact of waste and innovative approaches to design that minimise waste. The content of the worshop is linked to the second level curriculum through CSPE (Concept of Stewardship), Art and Science. This cross curricular approach provides students with an opportunity to be creative and develop analytical skills in a hands-on way.
These workshops are available for booking for the 2011/2012 academic year.
Third Level – MA in Design SustainabilityIn collaboration with the Rediscovery Centre, the Market Development Group for Waste Resource (rx3) and the National College of Art and Design two MA Design Sustainability scholarships commenced in January 2010.
Having identified sustainable design as an area of focus the two projects aim to exploit the potential of waste resource through sound design practice.
Recycling Playground - Darragh Kirby
The design and prototyping of an educational playground in order to make recycling a fun, active and educational experience for children.
New Products from Recycled Materials - Kate Cronin
The evaluation of materials available for recycling and the design of new products based on these materials to be manufactured in a community based setting.
TrainingThe Rediscovery Centre is also currently developing FETAC accredited modules for the Rediscover Fashion and Rediscover Furniture projects. More information on this programme will be available shortly.
Feedback from teachers on the Discover Primary Science and Maths Workshops:
“It was great- really interesting and informative and very hands on for the children well done and thank you”
“The children enjoyed the visit and they learned a lot! Thank you”
“Very impressed and not easily impressed, thanks a lot”
“Excellently run, very organised, very educational”
“Excellent workshop, very hands on with lots of pupil interaction”
Teachers notes – Energy Workshop
Teachers notes – Waste Workshop (needs updating)
Activity Sheets – to be confirmed
To find out more about the Rediscovery Centre Education Programmes or to reserve a place at one of our workshops please contact Tara Singleton:
Tel: 01 8429811
Address: Tara Singleton, Rediscovery Centre Ecostore, Unit 1, The Turnpike, Santry Cross, Ballymun, Dublin 11.