Primary school children in Mayo Sligo and Donegal are taking part in the Marine Explorers programme delivered by Leave No Trace Educators. The Explorers Education programme is supported by the Marine Institute and is funded under the Marine Research Programme. It aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity. The sessions enable the children to understand the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean, through interactive, fun lessons and activities.
Explorer lesson plans have been developed to support teaching about marine environmental awareness and care using a range of curriculum strands and strand units. Subjects include Science, Geography, Maths, English, Visual Arts, and Drama.
If your school would like to participate in this programme email: [email protected]