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3D textbook closed for the following days

Posted on 13th March 2018

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

Posted on 20th February 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

Posted on 3rd February 2018

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

Posted on 18th January 2018

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

Posted on 4th January 2018

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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Meet the Irish LIFE community

Posted on 15th December 2017

WISER LIFE was part-funded by the European Union through its LIFE project. Established in 1992, LIFE has co-financed more than 4,500 projects to date, supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action throughout Europe. In addition to WISER LIFE, there are currently five LIFE-funded projects operating in Ireland, so we thought it would be both useful and a nice way to end the year by inviting all the LIFE project partners to Dublin to share their experiences and plans for the future.

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Spook-tacular fun at the Rediscovery Centre

Posted on 5th November 2017

During October 2017 the Rediscovery Centre rolled out a number of new family-orientated events and workshops aimed at celebrating Halloween in a more environmentally conscious way.
As part of the WISER LIFE public education programme, a variety of family-friendly activities from reuse arts and crafts workshops to scarecrow-making and spooky science experiments were delivered to schools, families and community groups visiting the centre.

The centre has a variety of courses to suit all ages and tastes.

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Lets Talk Science Festival

Posted on 3rd November 2017

Come join us at the Rediscovery Centre on the 13th and 14th of November to explore all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as part of science week 2017. FREE activities for all ages!

Free student activities include:
The Science of Me
K’nex Engineering
Acids & Bases
Flood Defences
And lots more!!

The Lets Talk Science Festival is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and delivered by the Rediscovery Centre and Global Action Plan Ireland.

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Free Information tour of the 3D textbook

Posted on 18th October 2017

The 3D textbook, located at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, is a unique educational space and an innovative experience that will demonstrate excellence in reuse for Ireland. It challenges conventional thinking about how we live, stimulates positive behavioural change and highlights how we can use our resources wisely to achieve a low carbon, sustainable society.

We are have created this session for you to meet the team and to have an informal tour of the building.

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