GeoEnergy Discovery Centre
Rocking Geothermal Roadshow
The GeoEnergy Discovery Centre is set to go on a geothermal roadshow and visit multiple locations across Northern Ireland as we aim to help visitors ‘unearth the heat beneath their feet’ and find out more about geothermal energy in Northern Ireland.
The GeoEnergy Discovery Centre is a key part of the GeoEnergy NI project being delivered by the Department for the Economy (DfE), with scientific support from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI).
Designed to help schools, families, businesses, and community groups discover the power and potential of geothermal energy as a renewable energy source, the centre is packed full of educational resources, including interactive experiences such as Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
The GeoEnergy Discovery Centre is a free to visit, interactive, family experience. Please check back on our website and social media platforms as we introduce the next phase of our geothermal roadshow.
A teacher’s pack aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils has been developed which fits in with the ‘Movement and Energy’ and ‘Earth and Universe’ elements of the World Around Us CCEA Primary Curriculum. The contents could also be adapted for Key Stage 3 Geography and Science.
It contains a series of activities, supported by background information for teachers, all of which have been designed to demonstrate what geothermal energy is. It will allow teachers to explore the geothermal potential of Northern Ireland by understanding how the heat beneath our feet is created and how it can be used to contribute to net zero by 2050 and security of supply.