Biodiversity Workshops for Secondary Schools 2016 – 2017

Biodiversity Workshops for Secondary Schools  2016 – 2017ericthebirdman

  • ‘Study of Ecosystem’ on school grounds;
  • Biodiversity Hike; Raptors/Birds Study;
  • Hike to the local Park.
  • Biodiversity & Variety is the Spice of Life !

Plan a workshop for this coming year with the following choices for Secondary Students from ;

  • The Kites in Wicklow
  • Our own wonderful Amazon jungle in the Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Learn All about the Bees in trouble

Perhaps it’s a workshop on your school grounds; Perhaps a Hike in Wicklow Mountains National Park; A talk all about the bees in trouble, Kites, Buzzard & Peregrine Falcon in Wicklow.
How can we help?

We have good availability from June 2016 (as of today)

Sample Packages:
Customize an Interactive ‘Scientific Ecology Study of an Ecosystem’ on school grounds. Compulsory field study in preparation for Leaving Certificate Biology Programme. For two experts!

10am-1pm
Group of 30
Paper packs printed by school
€400+mileage

Biodiversity Hike in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
For both experts 10am-1pm
Group of 30
Paper packs printed by school
€400+mileage

Indoor Winter series of talks
For both experts 10am-1pm
Group of 30
Paper packs printed by school
€400+mileage

We are both Garda vetted
Contact the following from the Wicklow Heritage In Schools Expert Panel.
Call Eric Dempsey;
Bird & Biodiversity Specialists
www.birdsireland.com
087 907 5669
email: birdsireland@gmail.com
Twitter: @EricTheBirdman

Call Grace Garde
Ecology & Biodiversity Specialists
www.gracefullandscape.com
0871477507
email: grace_garde@hotmail.com
Twitter: @GracefulLands

Santa Snowflakes workshop

One last Santa Snowflakes workshop on Monday 21st December and that’s a wrap.
I delivered the workshops from junior infants to Fourth class in five schools in Dublin and Wicklow. The time allocation ranged from 30mins-1.5hour depending on teachers requirements, age of children.

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Deer Santa

With the older children we spoke about all the elements of Christmas that we get from nature; Robin; Wren; Holly; Mistletoe; Christmas Trees; mention of smells of the Turkey; spuds & Christmas tree were in the air. Then we studied the formation of a snowflake & studied the fantastic snowflake forming…

snowtime from Slava Ivanov on Vimeo.

Then we saw the wonderful snowflake falling:

and then of course walking in the air

Then we made either reindeer food bags or a pine cone activity….

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Winter Snowflake Science

The workshops coming up are as follows:

 

 January – Winter lecture series – From the Amazon to Wicklow
 February – Signs of spring
 March – Signs of spring
 April – Signs of spring
 May- Flower & pollinators
 June-Flower & pollinators
 September-Trees & Autumn colours
 October-Trees & Autumn colours
 November- Trees & Autumn colours
 December-Snowflakes

 

Call or book me for classes