DPSM has a network of Discover Centres offering accredited workshops and outreach programmes for primary schools on a range of themes encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Space. The network of Centres supports schools in engaging in science education outside of the classroom in a curriculum relevant and inquiry based way and provides opportunities to meet scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines. Centres include the Zoo, national parks, interpretive centres, observatories, a fab lab and aquarium. Schools can gain credit towards their Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by visiting a Centre.

There are a range of benefits for accredited Centres from sharing ideas at quarterly network meetings hosted at Discover Centres to CPD opportunities and promotion through this website and the DPSM e-newsletter, which is sent to over 6000 registered teachers.

Interested in joining the Discover Centres network?

Applications are usually invited from organisations interested in joining the SFI Discover Centres Network in spring each year. The online application, guidance documents and deadline will be posted on this page and you can view last year's application form here (for information purposes only). If you would like to receive notification when applications open, please let us know at primaryscience@sfi.ie.

Science Foundation Ireland is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Any personal data collected will be processed and stored in accordance with Data Protection Law. Read more about the SFI Discover Centre Data Protection Policy here.