Natural Science for Kids
Please remember that before accessing any of these sites that you must first check with your parent or guardian and ask their permission. These are all third party sites, that means that we have no control over their content. For more information on internet safety for children please consult Webwise.ie, a great intiative from the National Centre for Technology in Education.
Ology - from the American Museum of Natural History - one of the coolest websites on the net.
School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin - "comprising the departments of Botany, Geography, Geology and Zoology and the Centre for the Environment and part of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, hosts internationally acclaimed biological, physical and social scientists." For any teen thinking of a career in Natural Science.
FEMA for Kids - U.S. government site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Child friendly site explaining about natural disasters and how they occur. Interesting.
National Geographic - fantastically detailed site. Perfect project resource; also includes information for educators.
National Geographic Wildcam Africa - watch real time footage from the Mahatsu Game Reserve in Botswane. Fascinating.
Irish Whale and Dolphin Watching Group - In June 1991 the Irish Government declared all Irish waters to be a whale and dolphin sanctuary... the first of its kind in Europe. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoise) in Irish waters.
Irish Wildlife Trust - Learn about our native flora and fauna, also includes details of the Ecology and Environmental Education Programme for Primary Schools
Birdwatch Ireland - Kidszone - Learn about Ireland's native birds, their migration habits and their habitats.
Bat Conservation Ireland - Learn about our native species of bats.
The Spring Alive project is a simple birdwatching survey. Thanks to children and adults all around Europe we are able to track the arrival of spring every year. Taking part is very simple and can be great fun. All you need to do is register your first bird sightings on-line every year.
Disclaimer: This is not an expert site, it is run on a voluntary basis and as such is based on opinion and experience but we hope that it acts as a signpost for educational resources and other support services for Irish families with exceptionally able children. By using this website you accept that any dependence by you on such information, opinion or advice is at your own risk.