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Dublin Biodiversity Audio Tour (DBAT)

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Discover the diversity of nature in Dublin, how it is researched, managed and enjoyed by Dubliners and visitors alike.

Biodiversity (or the variety of life on earth) is essential for human beings. Various organisms and habitats deliver crucial life-support services (such as the food we eat, the water we drink and the air that we breathe), as well as aesthetic, cultural and educational benefit to people living in the city and its many visitors.

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The Dublin Biodiversity Audio Tour brings together stories on 11 sites of interest to nature-lovers, from community gardens and city parks to collections in museums and botanic gardens. The DBAT is a series of short, free-to-download pod-cast audio clips. By downloading individual audio files to your personal audio player or smart phone, the Trinity College Centre for Biodiversity Research will lead you on a journey of discovery through Dublin

Whether you decide to visit all the sites, touring between them on Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart, or Dublinbikes, or whether you listen to them from the comfort of your arm chair, we hope you will enjoy finding out more about our green city.

  1. Bull Island - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  2. Dublin Zoo - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  3. Grand Canal - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  4. Irishtown Nature Park - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  5. National Botanic Gardens - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  6. Natural History Museum - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  7. Phoenix Park - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  8. River Liffey - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  9. Serenity Community Gardens - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  10. St Stephen's Green - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)
  11. Trinity College Dublin - MP3 Audio Podcast (Download)

View the map of sites here
View and print the map of sites and brochure here (PDF: 240KB)

Audio Tour text and scripts by Dr Caoimhe Muldoon, School of Natural Sciences.
Scripts read by Aoife O’Rourke, School of Natural Sciences.
Sound recording and podcasts by Sharon Phelan and Aidan Delaney, School of Drama, Film and Music.
Interactive website by Stephen McElhinney from the Trinity Web Office and Ainhoa González, School of Natural Sciences.

Last updated 3 December 2012 by