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Interactive biodiversity lab

I’ve just finished a three-day lab for a large school in Wicklow. I delivered the workshops from junior infants to sixth class over three days. The time allocation were 40 minute time slots – this worked like a dream with all age groups. I had six classes per day…. Pictures of birds, spiders…loom bands, microscopes, leaves, tadpoles, …

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Biodiversity Workshops for Secondary Schools 2016 – 2017

Biodiversity Workshops for Secondary Schools  2016 – 2017 ‘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 …

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Junior Pollinator Plan – All about the bees in trouble

Junior Pollinator Plan – All about the bees in trouble. 15 subsidised days left for this calendar year. What are we going to talk about?  Honey? Who & what are pollinators? Why are they important? The wonderful world of bees inside the colony? Why are pollinators & bees in trouble? Junior pollinator plan What can …

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Tinahely National School – Heritage in schools visit – 4th September 2015

I got a call to visit the Tinahely National School in May 2015 and I was booked in for a September slot, 4th September 2015. The schools request was to: “To enable the teachers and class groups to learn about the main plants/shrubs/trees that are growing in our school garden. Our hope is to map the garden …

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Speaking on East Coast Radio FM

I’d like to give a big shout-out to Moira Byrne & Ann Fortune who bring you up-to-date news on what’s happening across Wicklow, with ‘County Watch’, every Sunday on Don Swift’s show. A big thank you to Don, too! We discuss the new ‘Man shed’ in Newtownmountkennedy, the up n’ coming streetfeast, all the crafts and …

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Signs of Spring

Detective Spring! Teachers… this is a great activity to do with your class on your school grounds. I call it the ‘Signs of Spring’ worksheet. Spring flowers – Typical spring flowers out now would be Lesser Celandine, Herb Robert, Dandelion, Daisy, Primrose, Chickweed, Common Speedwell. An excellent website I could highly recommend is www.wildflowersofireland.net The …

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