The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast was declared a World Heritage site in 1986, and an Area of Special Scientific Interest in 2000. The land surrounding the causeway nourishes many forms of life - from the narrow-mouthed whorl snail to roseroot, a relatively rare plant thought to have medicinal properties.
Giant's Causeway area ranger, Dr Cliff Henry, along with a team of volunteers, work hard to ensure the causeway is preserved and protected. Interested in joining Cliff's team as a conservation volunteer? Read about volunteering opportunities at the Giant's Causeway.
Top news stories
World Heritage Day celebrated with the planting of primroses on Runkerry Trail.
Children recently planted metres of hedge at the Giant's Causeway.
Evidence of one of Ireland's smallest moths has been discovered at the causeway.
The sighting of a rare bee species has created a buzz among conservationists.
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The Giant's Causeway is not just a visitor attraction, it is a valuable educational facility.
We offer two programs for KS3 students - Geology Rocks: Exploring the Giant's Causeway and The Giant's Causeway: Managing a World Heritage Site. You can now find the answers to the activity questions on our Learning page.
From replenishing shelves to pulling up ragwort, we couldn't manage this site without our volunteers. Read our volunteer role profiles and see if you have skills that you could put to use at the Giant's Causeway.
Email Visitor Experience and Volunteering manager, Eleanor, for information on how to get involved.