- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Bill’s visits provide an introduction to the underwater world of the sea through engaging slide-shows, demonstrations and field trips to the seashore, rivers or lakes. Here, the children get to explore the fascinating variety of insects, plants and flowers and the relationship between them all in these delicate environments.
Bill has a Degree in Zoology, a PhD in Marine Research and lectured in Aquaculture at the Shellfish Research Laboratory, Galway for six years before moving to the Institute of Technology, Sligo to teach Environmental Science for the last 15 years. He is also a diving instructor having dived for 30 years.
"We loved the visit - it was really informative and the teachers would highly recommend Bill to other schools."
"Fantastic day. Bill was superb and he had a huge amount of resources and materials to show the children. He was so enthusiastic. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day. They learnt so much. This is my first experience of Heritage In Schools - I will do it again in the future and I will highly recommend a similar visit to my colleagues in other schools. Thank you so much. Thanks to Bill who made the day for us all."
"We really enjoyed Bill's visit. His presentation was lively and engaging and the pupils learned so much from him. He brought many interesting sea creatures and items of interest from the ocean and pupils were able to examine many creatures under a microscope. I feel that Bill put a huge amount of effort into this presentation. As he is an experienced diver he gave lots of information about this which was very interesting."
"Excellent knowledge of the seashore and underwater sea life. Great rapport with the children. A very positive and enjoyable experience for them all." - High Park N.S
"Visit was very informative and pupils enjoyed our trip to the rocky shore to see various plants and marine life in their own habitat."
"Bill led us in a wonderful day of learning and discovery at Raughley beach in Sligo. Fantastic knowledge. We returned to the school where Bill got the children to use microscopes & showed the children lots of deep sea dive fish he had caught over the years. A fabulous day as always." - Carns NS
"It was an excellent informative day and both students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience"
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Phone (Home):
- 071 917 3940
- Phone (Work):
- 071 915 5357
- 087 690 0168