Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre set in the heart of the Tralee Bay Nature Reserve, was built with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of biodiversity and natural heritage to visitors and students alike.
Tralee Bay is an important area for biodiversity, a Natura 2000 site comprising a very diverse range of coastal habitats that are important both nationally and internationally, and here on our 9 hectare site we have created a microcosm of many of the different wetland habitats in Tralee Bay, from small braided river channels lined with willow to flooded meadows, reed beds and saltmarsh habitats.
Ecology Field Studies Modules are available and are suitable for Junior Certificate and also both Leaving Certificate Honours/Pass Biology Students. Our Ecology Field Trip Modules, which consist of wetland habitat studies, will fulfil all of the curriculum requirements of the Ecology modules from the Junior and Leaving Certificate Science and Biology courses, and given the value of wetlands for biodiversity and conservation and their huge global decline, will offer an important alternative to grassland and woodland habitat surveys.
Please see the module content details, duration and prices below or download our brochure on the right of this page.
In addition to the courses run specifically for the Junior and Leaving Certificates, the centre will be delighted to work with individual schools to tailor classes or outings for students from other years.
All courses are designed and run by Dr David McCormick, a graduate in freshwater fisheries management and conservation from University College Cork, with extensive experience in teaching ecology at schools, undergraduate and graduate level.