Jan 24, 2012

"Guzzler" escapes from Lifetime Lab



Lifetime Lab is seeking help from primary school children all across Cork to keep an eye out for Guzzler, a furry energy eating alien that landed at the Old Waterworks recently. Guzzlers mission is to learn about saving energy from infant and junior classes and has been seen visiting Cork City schools this week.


The visit of Guzzler is part of a series of interactive, hands-on primary workshops available free to primary schools in Cork this year as Lifetime Lab partners the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to increase the understanding of climate change and energy efficiency.


Guzzler workshops are available to junior (1st & 2nd) classes and children will learn about energy efficiency and environmental awareness through participation in various experiments and activities using Guzzler the puppet – the ultimate energy waster!


Speaking about the partnership Mervyn Horgan Manager of Lifetime Lab said "The partnership with  SEAI  is a complement to the success of our existing education programmes, with close to 8000 primary school children per year attending workshops at Lifetime Lab we have developed a strong working relationship with schools in Cork" He further said "pupils receiving the free workshops will be introduced to the concept of energy conservation and  participate is fun activities at a level that is age appropriate, while class teachers will receive helpful resources linked to the SESE strands of science, geography and history".


Speaking about the workshops Aoife Cannon, Education Executive with SEAI said

"The aim of SEAI's Education Programme is to educate pupils on the benefits of sustainable energy, through local workshops we hope to reach a wider audience and really make a difference to the use of energy in Ireland".  Aoife added "Lifetime Lab is an ideal partner to deliver the programme, both by the success in reaching a large audience but also as an exemplar of sustainability" 


Guzzler Workshops are available free of charge to schools and will visit schools from January to March 2012. To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or 021 4941500 or go to www.lifetimelab.ie




Contact Details

Name: Mervyn Horgan

Address: Lifetime Lab, Old Waterworks, Lee Road, Cork

Telephone:  021-4941500

Fax: 021-4941519

Email: lifetimelab@corkcity.ie



Notes to Editor


·         List of schools available on request

  • Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Cork Waterworks on Lee Road. The site comprises of an interactive Visitor Centre and Steam Engine Room, Playground and Gardens, Modern Conference Room, School Resource Centre and Coffee Dock.
  • Winter Opening hours are Monday-Friday9.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Lifetime Lab is an accredited Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPS&M) Centre and currently delivers workshops to over 8000 primary school children per year.                                   
  • Further information available from Lifetime Lab at: 021-4941500 or www.lifetimelab.ie
  • All programmes developed by SEAI are relevant to the various curricula, as set by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.  For primary schools sustainable energy falls within the Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum.



Mervyn Horgan

Lifetime Lab

Old Waterworks

Lee Road


021 4941500