To meet the needs of educators working with young people, Leave No Trace Ireland in partnership with the following agencies, have developed a selection of programmes to create awareness on Leave No Trace - an outdoor ethics curriculum specifically for young audiences.
Current Schools programme include;
1. The Explorers Education Programme.
The Explorers Education Programme provides fun lesson plans, resources and activities for primary school teachers to inspire their student’s interest and knowledge in our ocean, marine environment, species, and seashores.
The Explorers Education Programme is supported by the Marine Institute and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.
2. The Leave No Trace Ireland Primary Schools Programme
The Leave No Trace schools programme is a curriculum intended to promote sustainable use of our public lands, through the application of the seven principles of Leave No Trace. It is based on the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
Online Schools Programme
This interactive, downloadable resource is a great way for youth to learn about Leave No Trace.
Lessons are designed to be interactive and are a fun way to teach and learn about how to behave in the outdoors. All lesson plans are linked to the primary level curriculum in the Republic of Ireland and offer teachers original and effective models for achieving learning objectives.
Visit www.leavenotraceschools.org for more details
3. The Learning about Forests Programme
The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce runs the LEAF programme nationally. Through interactive learning and field trips, the programme reconnects the next generation with their environment, educating them to be more conscious of protecting it and instilling in students a sense of ownership of the natural world that surrounds them. Coillte’s Curragh Chase Forest Park in County Limerick will be used as a fantastic natural resource and focal point for off-site training and events in the South-West region. The park, which is managed by Coillte, covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, parkland, and lakes, providing a rich habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants. Students also learn about Leave No Trace.