The course will focus on using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. It will explore methods and techniques for working scientifically in the classroom and during fieldwork on the shore. Teachers will examine a range of practical inquiry based exercises. They will integrate literacy and numeracy into a number of lessons which focus on Ireland’s ocean and sustainability. We will also reflect on environmental awareness and care of our ocean and discuss topics and techniques for covering climate change, marine litter and other current environmental topics with our students.
Teachers will take part in a range of face to face classes, short challenges and daily tasks. They will be introduced to Ireland’s seashore using short video files and resources from the Wild about Wildlife Series which can be previewed at www.explorers.ie .
Please note teachers will need WIFI to participate in this course and work samples and feedback may be recorded for quality and engagement assurances.
Participations will receive an explorer’s pack by post, including resources materials and content to be used throughout the week, which can also be used back in the classroom.
The Kerry Explorers Course will be lead by Natasha Howard, the Explorers Outreach Education Officer at Sea Synergy in Waterville.
MSc Conservation Science, Imperial College, London, UK
BSc Hon. Ecology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Natasha began working with Sea Synergy in October 2021. Prior to this she was the Education Officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and Education Officer, for three years, in the Broads National Park, U.K. She has worked with teachers, students of all ages and a wide range of community groups to deliver a variety of programmes and projects related to the local marine, freshwater and terrestrial environment.
Summer Course Booking Policy
Our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable.
Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.
Tralee Education Centre reserves the right to cancel a Summer Course where there are not sufficient numbers to run the course.
In the event of the Centre having to cancel your course, you will be offered an alternative course or offered a full refund.
In line with DES Circular 0037/1997, participants attending Summer Courses accrue entitlements as follows:
Thank you for your continued support of Tralee Education Centre.
|Course date||04-07-2022 9:30 am|
|Course End Date||08-07-2022 2:00 pm|
|Cut off date||01-07-2022 12:00 pm|
|Location||Spa N.S. Tralee|
Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Thrá Lí
The Education Support Centre, Tralee
Drom Tacair / Dromthacker,
Trá Lí / Tralee,
Contae Chiarraí / County Kerry,