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, feathers and even glitter!!

Glitter looks really good under the microscope, hey hang on a minute – what’s that got to do with biodiversity…..well nothing – it rather happened by chance & the children found it fascinating and even better scattered over the birds feathers, quite a work of art….What I found amazing is that this is a material that children know and use quite frequently – if anything it helped them to understand magnification….if they were really interested they could study the actual task of studying the feathers locking mechanism.. What prey have we here? Bees, Habitats of Wicklow, Map of Wicklow and loom bands…

The star attractions – tadpoles ‘the wet table’ or ‘messy table’ where we prepare to roll up sleeves….

 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

General – All about the bees in trouble, habitat awareness, ecology orienteering, planting for nature, let’s take a hike, nature walk to the local park…


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!

Group of 30
Paper packs printed by school

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

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

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

Call Grace Garde
Ecology & Biodiversity Specialists
Twitter: @GracefulLands