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SFI Curious Minds Summer Courses

This year we have a varied selection of summer courses with partners including ESERO Ireland, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory and The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). We have four online asynchronous courses which are available from 1 July to 16 August 2024 and in partnership with the SEAI we have three face-to-face courses from 1-5 July in Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14, MTU Tralee and Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix.

All of our summer courses have been approved by the Department of Education and applicants who complete the course will be eligible for EPV days.

To learn more or register, click on the links below:

Teaching Space in Junior Classes with Blackrock Castle Observatory and ESERO (Online)

STEAMing through Dark Skies and Biodiversity with SFI Curious Minds and ESERO (Online)

Connecting with your Local Scientific Heritage with Birr Castle Demesne and ESERO


Discover Climate and Space with ESERO (Online)

Climate Science Champions with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), SFI Curious Minds and ESERO (Face to face)

Curious Minds Taster Sessions for Individual Teachers

The SFI Curious Minds programme and the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO Ireland) are offering a free workshop to individual teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching STEM subjects. This webinar is a bite-sized introduction to our teacher CPD programme. We share how STEM can be accessibly taught to all primary school ages and be applied across a wide range of subjects in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way. No prior science training or expensive equipment is required, just curious minds!​

Discover all that SFI Curious Minds has to offer by signing up for this popular taster session today.

  • 15 May 16:00 - 17:00, Delivered online, Waterford Education Support Centre. Sign up here.

Details of additional teacher CPD courses for individual teachers for the 2023/2024 academic year will be added to this page when they are available.