Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark host Earth Science Labs

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Published: 31st March 2015

To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark hosted a series of Earth Science Labs at the Marble Arch Caves, Co.Fermanagh and Johnston Central Library, Cavan.

Over 300 primary school students aged 8-11 years from Counties Fermanagh and Cavan participated in the workshops which we held from the 18 – 20 March 2015.

Martina O’Neill, Geopark Development Officer for the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark said;
“We were delighted with the demand for these workshops. It is truly rewarding to be able to see young people being stimulated by and encouraged to learn about our natural heritage in such an interactive way”.

All of the labs were highly interactive and were based on the earth science of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Activities included, make-a-cave, meteorite impact, creating your own volcano, earthquake simulation and fossilizing footprints.

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark encompasses the rugged mountainous upland and gently rolling lowlands of Counties Fermanagh and Cavan. Taking in the world famous Marble Arch Caves, the Geopark showcases some of the finest natural landscapes on the island of Ireland and offers a window into the area’s 895 million year old past. In 2008, the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark became the first ever cross-border Geopark in the world.

For more information about the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark or education initiatives please contact the Marble Arch Caves on 028 6634 8855 or e-mail mac@fermanaghomagh.com

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