Explorer Education Programme – Sligo

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Explorer Education Programme – Sligo

February 5, 2020


The Explorers Education Programme, funded by The Marine Institute 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. It is an ideal way for children to learn about nature and the environment and enables them to understand the oceans’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean. By basing some of our classes on the seashore, children get an opportunity to learn through discovery and exploration, as well as being able to benefit from engaging group work and hands on activities in the field. Our qualified and experienced educators will also be on hand to answer any questions that the pupils may have.

The workshops include:

– An interactive talk with authentic marine realia, with props ranging from shells and crab claws to whale baleen.

– Tools for investigating the seashore, ie. fishing nets, crab and shrimp pots, field guides, worksheets, clipboards, magnifying glasses, buckets and spades.

– Group work and team building activities, including a lesson on how to collect, record and identify living things on the seashore.

– A lesson on how to recognise and identify animals and seaweeds that typify Ireland’s coasts.

– SESE curriculum: Living Things, Environmental Awareness and Care.

– Green Schools Programme; Theme 8, Global Citizenship – Marine Environment, Theme 3, Water and Theme 5, Biodiversity.

If your school would like more information on this programme email: [email protected]

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