Our aim is to teach primary school children about the wonderful biodiversity of Ireland and get them actively involved in nature conservation. Our staff are extremely well experienced in this field and have worked with hundreds of schools across Ireland with thousands of students having taken part in our projects.
Features of our school visits:
€100 per workshop
The Pollinator Project is a celebration of Ireland’s wonderful pollinating insects including our busy bees. Pollinators have had a very hard time lately and this project aims to give them a helping hand. Depending on the season and weather, this workshop is a mix of an indoor talk, interactive demonstrations and outdoor exploration. We will show students how bees make honey with our beehive and beekeeping equipment, discuss the importance of pollination and if the weather suits we will go outside and explore the school grounds in search of pollinators. As with all our workshops, it's about taking action too! Students will take steps to make their school more pollinator-friendly through planting wildlife-friendly flowers. Also, don't forget, our education officers are scientists and will be ready to help teachers with the school's biodiversity and pollinator planning.
More Pollinator Project information is available here.
What is biodiversity? Why is it so important? How can schools help? This workshop has been specially designed for schools who are just starting their work on biodiversity. We’ll break it down into simple, fun and sciencey bite-size chunks! We’ll work with your students to fully explain what biodiversity is, how we depend on it and the dangers it faces. There will be a mix of games and interactive presentations. As with all our workshops, it’s also about taking action! We’ll conduct a scientific fieldtrip around your school with the students to discover what biodiversity is already there and then the class will draw up their own habitat maps to help plan for the next steps. At the end of the workshop students and teachers will be fully prepped on biodiversity and will have all the resources and tools for the next steps.
Note: If your school already has its mapping done just let us know and we’ll swap the activity for a hands-on, biodiversity boosting craft session.
"A truly amazing and educational workshop on bees and their essential role in nature. Both the pupils and myself learned so much. Mark presented a wealth of information in a most child-centred way, which kept the pupils enthralled throughout the entire workshop. His enthusiasm and depth of knowledge shone through and I know he has inspired the pupils to be even more environmentally aware. I would unreservedly recommend this project to every school and look forward to many more visits in the
"The workshop is not only fun but very educational. It’s suitable for all classes and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. The workshop will sit comfortably in any school's yearly scheme. I would highly recommend it.”
"The practical activities were so age appropriate and the pupils loved every second."
"This was an excellent workshop that was fun, hands-on and educational. Mark was great with the kids and they really enjoyed it!"
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for delivering such a high standard workshop. The children enjoyed it greatly and are still talking about it."
"Mark is an excellent facilitator. He managed my class very well, he kept their attention, he was respectful and he has a lovely calm clear manner. His explanations were clear and age appropriate. The children were completely captivated by his outdoor activities and were very excited looking for different insects. Even on sports day next day many of the class were spotting different bees and insects."
"Thank you so much for the workshop. The content was superb and you kept the children totally engaged for the entire two hours. The children were totally captivated and really enthusiastic. Once again thank you Mark, you are welcome back any time."
"It fitted nicely in our SESE programme, Green School's biodiversity theme and construction strand of the visual arts curriculum. Your vibrancy, energy and overall positivity appealed to and engaged all the children in first class. A breath of fresh air!!"
“The children really enjoyed this workshop as it was fun, educational and very interesting. As a teacher, I would recommend this workshop to other schools as it is well organised, very realistic and delivered in a fun interactive workshop."
"This workshop worked extremely well with our school's work on biodiversity. I would recommend this to other schools without hesitation. It was a very valuable experience for all involved.”
"We had a wonderful and informative day. We , even teachers, learned so much today and children will really remember this day for many years."
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