The Zoo Research Group engages in several outreach events each year, including Cork City Cultural Night, Science Week, Mad Scientist weekend at Fota and the Cork City Lifelong Learning Festival and Cork Discovers programme. Additionally, through our research we often engage with school groups and members of the public.



 ** JULY 2022 EVENTS**  We will be at Fota Wildlife to participate in the Mad Scientist weekend (July 16&17) and Native Species weekend (July 30&31) 




Come visit our exhibit in Fitzgerald's Park at the Cork Carnival of Science 

Our exhibit has several hands-on activities that will show you simple steps to help protect endangered animals and the environment, like our kitchen conservation game, how long till it’s gone and much more. Ultimately, we aim to inspire visitors towards conservation action.

Zoo research at Cork Carnival of Science 


** Dr Courtney Collins to discuss Kitchen Conservation at the virtual Pint of Science Festival. Her talk will introduce the plight of Sumatran tigers in the wild and offer suggestions of how people can help by reducing the use of common household products containing palm oil. Courtney will also discuss her ongoing research at Fota Wildlife Park, which aims to inspire visitors towards pro-conservation action**

May 18, 2021; 8:30pm Details here 

Pint of Science: bringing scientific research to pubs - El·lipse


Courtney also teaches a marine biology class, with an emphasis on Irish waters, in UCC's Adult Continuing Education (ACE) centre. For more information click here. 

Beginning January 2021

Zoo Research Group

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23N73K