Discover Your Tap Water

As part of Science Week, the Geological Survey of Ireland is hosting 'Discover Your Tapwater!' workshops. School children and the general public are invited to participate in these exciting workshops, which explore the journey of your tap water from droplet to drain. Interactive experiments and hands-on activities reveal the intriguing science of the natural hydrological cycle and everyday water use.

Science Week Ireland 2014 facilitates hundreds of events taking place nationwide to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future of Irish society and to the economy.

Discover Your Tap Water! This workshop is being brought into schools and will provide interactive experiments and hands-on activities that follow the journey of our drinking water from ‘droplet to drain’.
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The workshop links the natural water cycle with water usage. Each experiment or activity examines specific processes within this cycle. They are designed to provoke questions and provide answers:

WHEN: Monday 10th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of November 2014

WHERE: Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars' Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.

Parking available. Wheelchair accessible.

Time of the workshops: we have 3 workshops scheduled for each day, starting at:

- 09.30
- 11.15
- 13.00

Max No of Participants: 30 people per workshop.

Audience: Primary school (3rd to 6th class)/secondary school (1st and 2nd class).

The aim of the workshop is to deliver these subjects in a digestible format and also to raise awareness. In addition to the hydrological elements, human behaviour in water consumption and conservation is examined and broader reaching concepts such as water footprint and embedded water are introduced. The contents are designed to support the Primary and Junior Cert Science and Geography curricula, generally for children aged seven and older.

In 2014/2015, the co-ordinators will be taking the Discover Your Tap Water! workshop to a limited number of schools. Within each school, three one-hour workshop sessions are run, with a maximum of 30 children in each session.

The Geological Survey of Ireland and International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) have part-funded the programme. Therefore the cost for the school is €300 for the three workshop sessions.

If you are interested in having the workshop in your school, or have any further queries, please contact Roberta Bellini (0877052774) or Alberta Congeduti (0834245302).