Secondary School Visits

Secondary School Visits Bog of Allen Nature Centre

  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre Location: Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare
  • Tutor: Nuala Madigan, Education Officer, Irish Peatland Conservation Council
  • Available all year round
  • Cost:
    • Five hour field studies course for secondary school students – €10 to €15 per student
    • Two hour visit for Transition Year or CSPE costs €8 per student
  • Booking contact: telephone Nuala on 045-860133 or email
  • Download our School Visits to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre Brochure

IPCC’s Secondary School Visits cater for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate Science, Ecology and Geography field studies. Our speciality is bog habitat field studies. Please contact Nuala to arrange a programme to suit your needs. You can choose from the following activities:

  • Animal Tracks and Signs
  • Plant Identification and Adaptations to the Bog Environment
  • Pond Dipping: quantitative study of invertebrates, food chains and webs
  • Bog Formation: bog in a bottle
  • Quadrat Study: wet and dry bog habitats
  • Secondary School visits Bog of Allen Nature CentreTransect Study: the effects of turf cutting on bogs to include water table measurements and Sphagnum and heather mapping
  • Belt Transect Study: plant zonation on the bog
  • 20 field studies survey methods: (measuring abiotic and biotic features of habitats and landscapes)

We cater for students who simply want to learn about the wild Irish Boglands such as CSPE or transition year classes (2 hour visit).

We also offer an all about compost DIY course. This is ideal should your school be taking part in the green schools initiative or if you are simply interested in reducing the amount of waste leaving the school grounds.  The composting courses can be held either at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre or at your school.