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.