Albert Nolan

Albert Nolan
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Book a Virtual Visit

Albert has been engaging with staff and students around biodiversity for over 20 years. He is a qualified youth and community worker, organic/wildlife garden and bushcraft tutor. He combines all these skills to give schools a fun, creative and educational experience around discovering the natural world, in and around their school.

School visits (virtual)

Topic: Shining a light on the amazing world of bats

Classes: All

Materials: Scissor. Paper. Pencil. Crayons. Clipboard.

Session 1 (pre-recorded, 15 mins)

This will be an introduction to the bats found in Ireland followed by a look at the life of a common pipistrelle bat. Students will discover how they are similar to bats, where bats live, what should I do if I see of find a bat and myths and legends around bats. Outdoors they can do an easy bat habitat survey in the school garden or their community. There will be prompts for teacher to pause for games, activities and discussion on bats.

Session 2 (live, 40-60 mins)

Follow-up live session where the children present their art work, reveal the results of their survey and get to ask questions.

Worksheets & teachers notes:

A Teacher's PowerPoint willl be provided with tips for running the lesson and links to further resources.

School visits (on-site)

Albert also does field trips, like a visit to a local pond for dipping for insects, or a wood to learn about trees and wildlife. He believes that the most amazing wildlife stories, are right on our doorstep. Learning to understand and protect nature, starts with the part of the planet that the students interact with every day.

Following the seasons his workshops reflect the time of the year. From gathering and sowing native tree seeds in autumn, to searching in the summer sun, for butterflies and their caterpillars.

Edible and sensory gardens are becoming a vital part of the school environment and Albert can help design a school fruit orchard, herb garden or a sensory patch for inquisitive hands.

He also helps schools with green flags from composting, preventing food waste, designing a pollinator/ wildlife garden or doing a bird/insect survey. Workshops and walks can be tailored to meet the needs of the schools and are class/age appropriate.

Join Albert and his son, Harry, for a wildlife safari here:


Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
089 4230502
089 4230502