Overview:Magilligan Field Centre is located in one of the most varied and unspoilt parts of the coast of Northern Ireland. The immediate area includes contrasts between upland environments with streams and forestry on the basalt escarpment and a coastal lowland with extensive sand dunes and mud flats. The Centre enjoys access to high quality habitats including National Nature Reserves.
We are within comfortable driving distance of the North Antrim coast, Rathlin Island and the Sperrin Mountains and a regular ferry service from Magilligan Point provides us with easy access to the Inishowen Peninsula of Co. Donegal.
Courses from Early Years to Post Graduate!
Magilligan Field Centre offers environment-based field courses linked to the National Curriculum and examination board syllabi. Whilst science and geography form the primary focus other areas include art, history and maths. Courses also seek to incorporate opportunities for developing key skills; Communication, Application of Number, Information Technology and the wider skills: Working with Others, Improving own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving
Courses are designed for day visits or longer residential stays.
Magilligan Field Centre provides excellent facilities for outdoor-based learning including waterproof and protective clothing for students and staff as well as a wide range of appropriate fieldwork equipment from measuring tapes to data loggers. There are three classrooms to cater for the various groups using the Centre. These are used for preparatory work prior to embarking on any field excursion and for follow up work, often using the centre's laboratory equipment. A computer suite is also available facilitating the incorporation of ICT within courses.Qualified teaching staff have a wide experience and knowledge of the local environment, and are available to accompany all groups