Our team of educators offer a range of engaging and interactive animal science packages and opportunities suitable for students attending third-level and QQI courses.
This session can be adapted to suit Junior Cycle Science, Leaving Certificate Biology as well as Further Education Programmes.
In this study, students will conduct an investigation of a grassland ecosystem in Emerald Park. The study will include qualitative and quantitative plant and animal surveys.
This package includes outdoor and indoor portions, use of apparatus and data collection, as well as a recap of ecology curriculum material.
Find out more about ecology-grassland ecosystem studies or book your session through the form below.
Animal Behaviour is an interactive and engaging session suitable for Level 5 and Level 6 QQI Animal Science and Animal Care students.
Students will participate in a behavioural study of a chosen animal at Emerald Park. Working in small groups, students will observe, record, interpret and discuss animal behaviours. Behaviours will be catalogued in an ethogram and students will carry out a short study to quantify how their selected animal spends its time.
This package includes a lecture, observations, check sheets and group discussions.
Find out more about animal behaviour studies or book your session through the form below.
Animal Behaviour is an interactive and engaging module suitable for Level 5 and 6 QQI Animal Science and Animal Care students.
Emerald Park is an accredited zoo and is home to over 250 animal species. In this session, students will be guided around our zoo by our experienced zoo education team, to discuss and discover features of our award-winning enclosure design. A key feature of this session includes understanding the ways in which a well-designed enclosure can promote optimal animal welfare along with enhancing visitor experience.
Find out more about enclosure design and welfare sessions or book through the form below.
Emerald Park is pleased to participate in a variety of research projects with undergraduate and post grad students from a number of leading universities and colleges.
If you are currently enrolled at a university and are interested in pursuing a research project at a zoological collection in Ireland, we welcome you to get in contact with us.
We would also recommend that you read the Zoo Research Guidelines series produced by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), which can be downloaded for free from the BIAZA website: https://biaza.org.uk/research-resources
Find out more about research projects at Emerald Park through the form below.