4th Year BSc Environmental Science students had a day long field trip focussing on environmental management and environmental impact assessment. First the group visited Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Ireland to learn about energy management, planning and environmental impact reduction. Paul Walsh, Energy Lead for J&J Limerick, provided an excellent overview of energy management culminating in a visit to the wind turbine on site. Next, the group visited Ardnacrusha Power station, where Dermot Finnan’s vast experience brought the group through the history, engineering, and present day management of the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme. Dr Yvonne Ryan would like to thank Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Ireland and the ESB Group for their gracious hospitality.