Monday, April 27, 2015

Forest School Training - Galway, July 2015

There a still a few places left on the Forest School training course in Galway, well worth doing if you're interested in getting kids out into nature again and if you're inner kid is dying to go an play in the woods!

Forest School Leadership Training Galway website

Forest School Leadership Training - Galway - facebook page.







Garden from scratch with the Kilcock Men's Shed

Final session at the Kilcock Men's Shed today...I think the lads have done an amazing job - here are a few snapshots of the project and a before and after shot, it's quite a transformation!







The Art of Sneaking at the Festival of Outdoor Learning

Teaching a little foraging, sensory awareness, animal names, sneaking and fox walking at my Forest Schools workshop as part of The Festival of Outdoor Learning at Kippure Estate at the weekend, great weekend, so many amazing people working in the outdoors with young people!






It's all about the willow!

It's all about the willow this week - a gorgeous willow dome built by the 6th class of Rathfarnham Educate Together NS on Monday, willow fence at Ashgrove Community Garden on Tuesday and Willow archway at Kilcock Men's shed today!



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Allotments showing signs of being good bee habitats!

There has been a bee study done in the UK by Friends of the Earth which has had some pretty interesting findings regarding the best habitats for the stuggling bee populations both bumble and honeybee - with Allotments coming out on top! Have a read.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SEAI CPD Training-Exploring our Energy

Training up to train teachers in energy science education for primary schools! Kids are gonna love this!  

The programme explores the current science curriculuum in a pracitcal way, using all of the new spiral learning approaches and incoroporating activities such as design and make and a load of fair test science experiements, you'll never look at an egg or a chocolate button in the same way again.

Areas such as temperature, conduction, convection, radiation, types of energy are all explored. I think my favourite is making the land buggy!

Check out the programme here: http://www.seai.ie/Schools/Primary_Schools/Exploring_Our_Energy_Primary_Programme/


Wednesday, February 5, 2014