Saturday 11 May
16:00-17:00: Ireland’s Fascinating Wildflowers - A Talk by Naturalist and Author Zoë Devlin in WIT. There is no booking required for this event.
Saturday 18 May
11:00 & 13:00: Gardening for Pollinators: All things buzzing and beautiful! 2 interactive workshop where you can learn about our Bees and Pollinators. Event is on in WIT's Greenhouse Complex on the Carraiganore Campus. The event is free, but a ticket is required, please book here.
11:00-12:00: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Garrarus Beach. We will take a closer look at rocky shore biodiversity with Marie Power, author of The Sea Garden. Come and explore the flora and fauna of the rocky shore, including identifying edible seaweeds. SOLD OUT.
Sunday 19 May
14:00-15:00: Explore the Copper Coast Mini Farm- Discover science with Calmast's Cordula Weiss while getting up close to all the animals living on a farm- SOLD OUT
15:00-16:00: Where Ireland meets Japan: Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens. Join us on a journey of Hearn’s life, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens which feature many Japanese plants and Japanese architectural features. This is a free event, but booking required. Please book here.
Monday 20 May
19:00-21:00: Dusk Chorus - The Songs of Nightfall. Listen to the wonderful songs of birds at nightfall with author and broadcaster Eric Dempsey. The event is free, but a ticket is required, please book here.
Tuesday 21 May
15:00-17:00: Climate Change: A Discussion with Evelyn Cusack. This meeting will take place in Waterford City Hall. The event is free, but a ticket is required, please book here.
20:00-21:00: Ireland’s Weather: A journey through time with Evelyn Cusack. Evelyn will take us on a whistle stop tour through the climates of our early earth, from the beginning of civilisation and the Weather Gods on to the Age of Enlightenment and to Lismore’s Robert Boyle, finishing with our present high tech numerical forecast models which are now used to predict our weather. The Munster Bar,11 The Mall, Waterford. There is no booking required for this event.
Wednesday 22 May
11:00-12:30: Copper Coast Geopark Centre. This will be an interactive work shop and presentation about rocks, minerals and landscapes of the Copper Coast and Waterford. There is no booking required for this event.
18:30-20:00: Mount Congreve Unseen. This event celebrates the UN's International Day of Biological Diversity. Mount Congreve, one of the great botanical gardens of the world which is visited by thousands of people each year also nurtures often unseen and unexplored habitats. The event is free, but a ticket is required, please book here.
Thursday 23 May
18:00-20:00: Treasures of the Earth. Join Gemmologist Tina Keating for an introduction to the fascinating world of gem minerals and gemstones! This event takes place in Garter Lane Arts Centre. The event is free, but a ticket is required, please book here.
Friday 24 May
18:00-19:30: The Secrets of the Gardens. Enjoy the beauty of the world-famous gardens and explore one of largest collection of plants in Ireland: Mount Congreve, one of the ‘Great Gardens of the World’, is a stunning seventy acres of woodlands, wide lawns and a walled garden with many hidden secrets. This event is free but a ticket is required, please book here.
19:00-20:30: Copper Coast Geological Walk. Bunmahon Beach (West car park), walk through hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history and learn how to read the dramatic history of the Copper Coasts rock formations.
Sunday 26 May
14:00-16:30: Mosaic on the Beach. Annestown Beach, Annestown, Waterford. Create a giant Mosaic on Annestown Beach with geologist Tina Keating using all the natural materials found on the beach. No booking required – just drop in and help us build a giant mosaic!