Betsy Hickey

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Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Continuity and change over time (History), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Classes catered for:
All Classes

During Betsys visit the children explore their local environment through classroom and field-based activities such as nature trails, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, puzzles and table quizzes. Betsy also guides the children in the design and development of a wildlife, vegetable, fruit or herb garden using organic and sustainable methods.

Betsy is an ecologist and an experienced gardener with several interests including environmental interpretation and assessment, habitat creation, soils, seed sowing and pruning.


  • "Betsy is very helpful with our plans to develop our sensory garden, and gives great advice on what we should be looking to get for it in relation to plants, both from the garden centre and anything the staff themselves may have that we can utilise. Betsy is very easy to work with and goes with the flow of the school, and accommodates us wherever possible."
  • "Love working with Betsy - the kids have such a great relationship with her and she is really instilling an interest in children about gardening and working outdoors with nature."

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
051 420 213
Phone (Work):
059 913 6201
086 379 3858

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