Barry O'Sullivan

Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Modern agricultural and fishing methods can no longer sustain a growing human population in an environmentally friendly way, so we have to look at alternative ways of producing and providing food whilst preserving and increasing wild natural areas and the animal and plant life found within. Barry has a lifelong interest in wildlife, the conservation of habitats and species, sustainability and alternative food production and holds a BSc in Zoology. Topics covered in a school visit include;

  • Biodiversity
  • The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
  • Sustainability
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Composting
  • Worm composting
  • Aquaponics
  • Insects as food

School visits begin with some desk-top research on the local area to find out what habitats are present. We will start with a talk on biodiversity, what it means and why it’s important. We will then discuss the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan before heading out to catch and identify some Bumblebees and other pollinators. Back in the classroom children will get to see a working model aquaponics unit, worm composter, mealworm farm and learn all about how these systems work.

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

086 3418840

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