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Our Primary Schools Programme
The Marine Dimensions Primary Education Programme was set up in 2004 with a view to raising awareness for Ireland's natural heritage and marine wildlife. It was also envisaged that it would provide support for teachers interested in teaching marine biology and ecology. A range of resources have now been developed through the programme, including indoor workshops, field trips, science projects and education materials. The programme has been a great success and our team of marine biologists now regularly visit schools all year round.
Our mobile marine education programme includes a range of learning options for schools.
The Marine Experience workshop is a wonderful indoor option, bringing Ireland’s underwater world into the classroom, whereas the Marine Explorer encourages learning through discovery and exploration on the seashore. Both workshops introduce children to the wonders of nature and the marine environment.
The workshops have been designed to complement each other; they can be run independently or combined for maximum effect. It is also possible to adapt the workshops for adult audiences, including teacher training events. With over six years’ experience guiding schools on coastal field trips, we can also provide advice on suitable locations for excursions.
If you have any more questions or would like to book a visit, please give us a call at 01 2828876 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback from teachers
Excellent, excellent presentation and interaction with the class. Most enjoyable day. What a treat for our school. Well done.
Miriam Byrne, Principal, Athlone Mixed NS, 14th Feb, 2011
Very informative, enlightening, exciting, interesting with factual, visual and auditory images.
Teresa Shore, Principal Scoil Mhuire na nAird, 7th Dec, 2006
Wonderful gentle speaker, held the interest, wonderful information plus hands on display. Great.
Caitlin O’Connor, Jonathan Swift NS, 16th Dec, 2006
Brilliant! Children were kept engaged and entertained! Perfectly aimed at their age.
Kerry Ni Murchu, St Laurences NS, Greystones, 7th June, 2011.
The children had an amazing day! Sarah and Amy were great with them!
Kiara Nowlan, St Pats NS, Greystones, 8th June 2011.
Kids fully enthralled. Great visit.
Imelda Burke, Scoil Mhuire Realt Na Mara, Brittas Bay, 28th June 2011.
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