Derrynane/Kenmare Bay is a unique place and is situated in a special area of conservation. It is home to rare and endangered habitats and species including the Natterjack Toad and the Kerry Lily.
Marine Education Centre run educational courses for all ages within the Derrynane Special Area of Conservation from its facility at Derrynane Harbour. The centre promotes understanding of the natural environment in a fun, engaging and hands on way.
Courses are numerous and include biodiversity explorer, recording and lab analysis, classroom learning and outdoor education including marine and coastal sampling, whale and dolphin watching, snorkelling, wildlife watching and wild flower walks.
It is an ideal place for parents with children and teenagers, tourists and adults who want to learn about the Wild Atlantic Way's unique coastal biodiversity; teachers and their students from late primary through second level to third level colleges. The centre also caters for international students.