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Outdoor Classroom Day is coming soon!

On May 17th 2018 thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, more than 580,000 of those were in the UK and Ireland.

Here at the 3D textbook we offer a range of fun hands-on activities delivered in our outdoor classroom to help your class celebrate and enjoy outdoor learning and play. From pond-dipping to bug identification, from building and launching a rocket to testing a solar oven, your group will get the most out of it!

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Videos of Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action

On the 23rd of March 2018 the WISER Life project invited policy-makers, thought leaders and innovators from across Europe to demonstrate how policy and action are working together to establish circular principles as the new frontier for innovation and economic development. The WISER Life project has created a highlights video and the videos of the presentations that were given through out the day.


Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action Highlights Video

Jim Gannon & Dr.

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The 3D textbook is working on something exciting for our new Café! To make preparations we will be closing the Café from Friday the 13th of April for a short time. We will soon be announcing our new offering at the Centre and we can’t wait to show it to you!

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Designs For Life: The Circular Economy in Action

The WISER Life Project has invited policy-makers, thought leaders and innovators from across Europe to demonstrate how policy and action are working together to establish circular principles as the new frontier for innovation and economic development. The Rediscovery Centre is delighted to announce the full list of speakers for our upcoming conference taking place on the 23rd of March called Designs For Life. The Circular Economy in Action. Tickets for this event are available here on our website http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/events

Speakers include:

-Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
-Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
-Jim Gannon, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
-Dr Sarah Miller, Chief Executive, The Rediscovery Centre and Project Manager (WISER LIFE)
-Prof Anna Davies, Professor of Geography, Environment and Society, Trinity College Dublin
-Pavlos Doikos, Environmental Coordinator for EU LIFE Programme
– Dr.

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3D textbook closed for the following days

The 3D Textbook will be closed to the public on the following dates:

Saturday the 17th of March
Monday the 19th of March
Friday the 23rd of March

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm

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Green Schools Expo 2018

The 3D textbook and the Rediscovery Centre is exhibiting at the Green Schools Expo on the 22nd of February in the RDS. This Expo focuses on Climate Action and what we can do in our schools, home and communities to combat climate change. You can find us at stand 11 with WEEE Ireland.

This year we have made a unique exhibition stand made from upcycled pallets and blackboards. The furniture team cut and sanded the pallets and reconstructed them into boxes.

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Bioenergy at the Rediscovery Centre

This week, the Rediscovery Centre team has been working outdoors, tending to the willow trees in the garden.

Willow is a short-rotation crop that grows very quickly. If willow is ‘coppiced’ – cut down as near to ground level as possible – it will quickly regrow new and stronger shoots from the remaining stump. Willow and other coppice crops such as ash, alder or beech can thus be encouraged to renew themselves over predictable periods, while at the same time providing wood that can be used for a variety of different purposes.

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Save the Date! Major Circular Economy conference at The Rediscovery Centre on 23 March

WISER LIFE is delighted to announce a major conference on the Circular Economy to be held at The Rediscovery Centre in Dublin on 23 March.

The conference will feature keynote addresses from Ken Webster, Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Iain Gulland from Zero Waste Scotland. There will be entertainment and workshops throughout the day and a special Zero Waste Banquet.

WISER LIFE and The Rediscovery Centre will provide delegates with opportunities to gain insight from some of the leading figures in the Circular Economy, both in Ireland and internationally, on topics as varied as urban redevelopment and sustainable product design.

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Minecraft School Model by Presentation College Bray

On Tuesday the 3rd October 2017, Presentation College Bray visited the centre as part of a seminar day for secondary school students organised by Wicklow County Council. The students from Presentation College Bray took part in Waste Management workshops, a Sustainable Design workshop and took an extensive tour of our centre. During their visit to the 3D textbook, the students were inspired by many of the unique key features of the WISER building, particularly the green roof, green wall, indoor living wall, and kitchen garden.

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