The Geology and Geophysics Garden was constructed in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) in 2013. The Garden encapsulate a wide diversity of Irish geology. It provides a “learning facility” that has been designed to be of relevance to geoscience undergraduate programmes in the School of BEES. The gardens also are also are a key resource for School outreach activities especially during public open days.
In an initiative to attract external visitors to the gardens the School has developed an on-line learning resource and a geology portal that act as an outreach facility for schools and the general public. This portal can be accessed through a scannable QR code on the label of each rock specimen. This resource and portal provides information to accompany the rocks in the garden, practical exercises and links to other teaching resources and information.