The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), founded in 1845, is the National Earth Science Agency. It is responsible for providing geological advice and information, and for the acquisition of data for this purpose. GSI produces a range of products including maps, reports and databases and acts as a knowledge centre and project partner in all aspects of Irish geology. We are pleased to announce that this year, the GSI is back again and is bringing some exciting workshops to a local school during the Midlands Science Festival.
GSI realises that our future lies in the hands of today’s young students so efforts are really increasing to ensure that as an organisation, GSI engages in activities which are really relevant to today’s school goers, which may hopefully in turn, encourage children to consider a career in science or more specifically geoscience.
GSI water workshops 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.
We are looking forward to hearing how our Offaly school enjoys this unique event for 2015!