Beaumont Quarry Nature Education is an educational pack for primary schools that fits in with the primary school curriculum under the areas of Geography and Science. It has been developed by Cork Nature Network volunteers with extensive experience in education and ecology and funded by Cork City Council.
Beaumont Quarry in Cork City ceased operation for limestone in the 1960s. It was then left to regenerate naturally. To find out more about that fantastic area and our management project, read our Beaumont Quarry page.
The pack provides educators with a series of resources focused on the natural space located in Cork City known as The Beaumont Quarry. It offers the opportunity for primary students to engage with natural spaces in town and to learn about the inhabitants of the Beaumont Quarry.
The pack includes three different categories of material that you will find classified in three main folders:
- Information about Beaumont Quarry
This folder includes six documents with information about Beaumont Quarry: history, ecology.
A collection of plant, flower and animal images with English and Irish names. Additionally, this folder also includes a short film of the Beaumont Quarry presented during the Heritage Week 2020.
Two different categories of activities have been included in this pack: word puzzles and colouring sheets. The word puzzles come with a solution sheet at the end. The colouring activities include brief information on the species that have been selected for the arts. So that the colouring activity can be complemented with brief general knowledge adapted to primary school students.
The pack contains 49 PDF files and a video. You will have the possibility to download them separately as the video might be too heavy for low speed internet connections. Please see more info in the “IT information” paragraph below.
We hope you will enjoy this pack and we would highly appreciate it if you could give us your feedback. Your comments will help us to improve future educational projects that we may prepare. Please, submit your feedback using the form below with the subject “Beaumont Quarry Nature Education Pack”.
The pack includes 1 ZIP file to download (460 Mo). It contains:
- 49 PDF files (15Mo)
- 1 mp4 video file (445Mo)
Downloading time will depend upon the quality of your internet signal. The full pack including the video can take a good few minutes to download. As some people may experience difficulties downloading the pack due to low speed connection, you will find also a link to download the pack with just the PDF files an a link to download the video at a lower resolution (250Mo).
Appropriate software will be required to open the folders and files. Zip can be opened with Win Zip (PC) or another software on other systems (ie 7-Zip, etc…). PDF can be opened with Adobe Reader or another PDF readers (ie Foxit, etc…)
The links to download all the files will appear in the confirmation web page once the buying process is completed. A confirmation email containing also the links will be automatically sent.
The links will be active for 1 month. The files can be downloaded as many times as requested during that period.