Áine Ní Fhlatharta
- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Continuity and change over time (History), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Galway, Limerick, Tipperary
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Áine has been teaching environmental education for the past fourteen years and is a former student of An T-Ionad Gl, Organic College. She is presently the Education Co-ordinator with the Irish Seed Savers Association. Aine has developed a vibrant education programme for The Irish Seed Savers which focuses on biodiversity and all aspects of Environmental Education working with primary and post primary schools.
Áine is one of the authors of The Year Round Organic School Garden a gardening resource for schools. Aine is passionate about biodiversity and encouraging children to engage with nature. For the past four years, she has been delivering biodiversity workshops to schools in County Clare, Limerick City and County and Galway City and County. These workshops take place both in the school grounds, and at the Irish Seed Savers beautiful heritage gardens, these workshops support the schools in achieving their biodiversity green flag.
A one day visit to a school acts as an introduction to biodiversity using fun activities to engage the children in the outdoor environment. A series of five visits can be used to help create and support a long-term biodiversity plan for the school grounds. Áine helps the children develop the school grounds into a beautiful, stimulating, biodiverse garden. This includes an audit of the school grounds, and developing a garden plan with the children. The garden plan includes a biodiversity wish list of projects that can be implemented over a period of time. Projects can include vegetable, herb, flower and soft fruit beds; native hedgerows; a small woodland; a heritage orchard; pond; willow fences; willow domes; bug hotels; scarecrows; plant nursery; polytunnel and composting area. Activity sheets are included.
"The children had a very enjoyable visit and learned a lot about their local, immediate environment through nature walks and plant identification."
"Fabulous experience for both students and teachers. Will be booking Aine to return to our school on an annual basis."
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge
- 087 1626760