To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, the Border Uplands Project in association with the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark hosted a series of Earth Science Labs at the Leitrim Gaels Community Centre in Leitrim village on Wednesday, November 12th.
The Border Uplands Project is a joint venture between ICBAN, Fermanagh District Council and the County Councils of Leitrim, Cavan and Sligo which will create much needed outdoor access, recreational and amenity infrastructure in the scenic uplands of the region.
The Project is funded under the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The Earth Science labs were aimed at 3rd to 6th class students who are interested in
increasing their earth science knowledge.
Úna Collier, Border Uplands Project Officer said: “we were delighted to welcome students from Gaelscoil Liatroma, Fatima NS, Cloone and Drumeela NS.
“We had a huge demand for these Earth Science Labs from schools throughout county Leitrim and we’d love to have had more time to deliver these workshops to all schools.”
Martina O’Neill, Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark said: “what is great about these events is that we see young people being stimulated and encouraged to learn about science in a very interactive way.”
All of the labs were highly participative and are based on the earth science of the area.
Activities included, make-a-cave, meteorite impact, creating your own volcano, earthquake simulation and fossilizing footprints.
Pupils from both Fatima NS, Cloone (blue) and Drumeela NS (red) who attended the Earth Science labs at the Leitrim Gaels Community Centre, Leitrim Village.
Pupils from Gaelscoil Liatroma are pictured during their visit to the Leitrim Gaels Community Centre in Leitrim Village, where they attended the Earth Science labs recently.