- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Kildare, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath
- Classes catered for:
- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Alison has been teaching a broad range of environmental education and outdoor skills for the past fifteen years. A former environmental education co-ordinator and primary teacher she now works as an education officer with the National Parks and Wildlife Service; an award winning bushcraft school in the UK - having been trained by Ray Mears and as a professional forager under her business name, Nibbling on Nature. Alison regularly experiences full immersion in nature and spends many weeks at a time living and working outdoors; this affords her a great intimacy with the natural environment and a unique understanding of nature connection.
Alison has designed and led many different workshops including nature awareness, foraging walks, tracking, nature exploration, outdoor survival skills, bushcraft, environmental awareness and natural history discovery. All of the workshops are designed around the curriculum, flexible, fully practical and interactive with a focus on fun in learning. Her broad and detailed knowledge also enable her to deliver the green flag topics which can be tailored to meet the needs of the school.
The workshops can be held in the classroom, in the school grounds or further afield and can be delivered over a succession of days if preferred.
"Alison had an excellent delivery & way with the children. She kept them engaged & active in doing things they would not have experienced before. The children really enjoyed the experience." - Scoil Bhríde NS, Clara
"4th class had a brilliant time during our visit. The class had great fun, working in groups, using the environment around them, Allison worked brilliantly with them and gave each child the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful outdoors and all the fun things we can do in our local community. Parents commented on how much fun their children had and appreciated the outdoor learning. I would highly recommend Allison and the heritage in school scheme to others!" - Scoil Bhride NS, Clara
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips