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Explorers Education Programme

Explorers Education Programme

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Leave No Trace are delighted to share the news that for the 6th consecutive year we have been awarded the contract to deliver the Explorers Education Programme to Primary Schools, we are particularly excited this year to be in a position to offer workshops to Wexford Primary Schools on behalf of the Marine Institute.  

The Explorers Education Programme was established in Galway over 15 years ago and is funded by the Marine Institute. Over the years the programme has expanded around the coast of Ireland, and will now be reaching schools all around the coast, including in North Dublin, Wexford, Limerick and Leitrim offering a wide range of marine project modules in the classroom and fieldtrips to the seashore. With this expansion, the teams will also be able to offer online and blended learning modules to classes from inland counties.

Sheila Byrnes, Communications Manager of the Marine Institute welcomed the new outreach team and the expansion into new counties by the Explorers Education Programme this term. “As an island nation, it is important to promote the value of Ireland’s marine resource, the importance of our ocean, as well as the work of the Marine Institute. By creating a community of ocean advocates at national, regional and local level, and building long-lasting networks and partnerships, we look forward to working with the Explorers Education team engaging with educators and children throughout Ireland.”

The Explorers outreach teams are based in coastal counties from Donegal to Kerry, and from Cork to Louth. Each county boasts a rich marine heritage, supporting Ireland’s marine research activities, industries, recreational activities, to even having the shortest coastline in Ireland. “With an increasing awareness of ocean literacy and the value of ocean sciences in Ireland, we can’t wait to share all of what the Explorers team have to offer with primary schools in these new counties,” said Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Strategic education and communications manager, the Camden Education Trust.

“We have been very lucky to have been working with a group of marine education experts and outreach officers for a number of years, and we are now extremely pleased to be working with additional new members joining the team. They have all showed how extremely passionate they are about sharing their ocean knowledge with children, as well as supporting teachers with the delivery of marine themed content, that can be used on the primary school’s curriculum,” Ms Dromgool-Regan said.

The Explorers team members will be working with primary school teachers introducing a range of exciting Explorer marine projects and resources to the children over the coming months, covering topics such as marine biodiversity and living things, environmental awareness and care to a range of STEM topics leading up to maths week in October and Science week in November.

“The teams can reach classes delivering face-to-face project modules held in the class, seashore safaris, as well as through online and blended learning.

For more information and application forms to book your class on the marine cross curricular Explorers Education Programme please contact Leave No Trace Ireland or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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