Native Species Weekend 2024 - Fota Wildlife Park

Native Species Weekend 2024






Native Species Weekend, is a must for any tiny tots interested in learning more about Ireland’s own amazing creatures. Visitors to the park can learn about the variety of native flora and fauna that exists in Ireland and how everyone can play a role in helping to conserve our natural heritage!


Taking place in the newly opened, Education, Conservation, and Research Centre (The ECRC) 12 – 4 pm both days.



Celebrate local biodiversity with interactive stands and exhibits from the Cork Nature Network, East Cork Beekeeping Association, Seal Rescue Ireland, the Breeding Waders EIP, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Dublin Zoo, Wildlife Rescue Cork, WARPPEd , Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks with their Explorer’s Education Progamme that looks at marine life and their “What’s in a Drop” workshop examining minibeasts in our rivers, and the Irish Bee Conservation Project along with a biofact display from Fota Wildlife Park. This weekend offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the native species of our region and the importance of conservation




This event is open to all Fota Wildlife Park visitors on the day, no extra cost & no additional booking.


Part of the Educational Weekends Programme this summer at Fota Wildlife Park 

  • 13th & 14th July               Mad Scientist Weekend
  • 27th & 28th July             Native Species Weekend
  • 17th & 18th August         Bug Bonanza Weekend


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