GROW is a network of environmental educators and energy specialists based in Co. Kildare.
GROW specialises in setting up organic school garden projects, teaching organic horticulture and gardening, setting up 'grow your own' plots in peoples gardens and developing community gardens in various settings. GROW also works in natural and recycled art.
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 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!
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.
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/