Education Events

Apr 13 - Aug 31
Sat,Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri

Wildlife Talks 2019

Wildlife Talks 2019

Wildlife Talks – Saturday 13th April – Sunday 28th April 2019, then weekends and daily from 1st June
Enjoy our educational and insightful talks throughout the Park daily. Free with your admission


11.00 Visitor meet and greet inside Main Gates
11.30 Indian Rhino
12.00 Siamang Gibbon
12.30 Asiatic Lion
12.45 Cheetah Run
14.15 Siamang Gibbon
14.30 Red Panda (Asian Sanctuary)
15.00 Sumatran Tiger
15.30 Eagle & Seal
16.00 Cheetah Run
16.30 Penguin Feeding
17.00 Eagle & Seal

July
15th - 19th
  • Location: Fota Education Complex
  • Booking: education@fotawildlife.ie

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019 Opt 1

Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available.

Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different concept, varying from arts and crafts to movement, ecology and the environment, while a play approach to learning is a key element to ensuring that children enjoy themselves while attaining new skills and knowledge.

Through years of valuable experience and programme revision, the Education Department have carefully put together a selection of activities which address each participants' requirements and interests. All the activities on offer are based around the theme of the natural world and cover a range of areas including nature studies and the physical sciences.

10 am - 3 pm daily


Summer camps details are as follows:
• Cost €120 per child per week.
• Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years’ old
• Location: Education Complex at Fota Wildlife Park
• 10% discount available for members or for 3 or more children


More details are available from the Education Dept.:
education@fotawildlife.ie or 021 4812678 ext 206

July
22nd - 26th
  • Location: Fota Education Complex
  • Booking: education@fotawildlife.ie

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019 Opt 2

Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available.

Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different concept, varying from arts and crafts to movement, ecology and the environment, while a play approach to learning is a key element to ensuring that children enjoy themselves while attaining new skills and knowledge.

Through years of valuable experience and programme revision, the Education Department have carefully put together a selection of activities which address each participants' requirements and interests. All the activities on offer are based around the theme of the natural world and cover a range of areas including nature studies and the physical sciences.

10 am - 3 pm daily


Summer camps details are as follows:
• Cost €120 per child per week.
• Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years’ old
• Location: Education Complex at Fota Wildlife Park
• 10% discount available for members or for 3 or more children


More details are available from the Education Dept.:
education@fotawildlife.ie or 021 4812678 ext 206

August
10th - 11th

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Fota Wildlife Park’s Big Bug Bonanza will be held from 10 to 11 of August 2019. Throughout the weekend, the education team will be raising awareness about the diversity of insects and creepie crawlies that exist on earth, and visitors will have an opportunity to view a selection of fascinating creatures that exist in the bug world. The aim of the event is to:
• To raise awareness of the importance of invertebrate life in ecosystems
• To elicit positive attitudes to invertebrates by the general public
• To encourage positive behaviours towards invertebrates.
The event is organised in conjunction with BIAZA’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and a host of zoological collection in both Ireland and the UK will be joining forces in promoting the role played by these creatures in sustaining ecosystems!

Venue: Main Marquee
12 noon to 4pm