Calvin Jones

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

The natural world is a constant source of wonder, excitement and delight for Calvin. His visits aim to encourage the childrens innate curiosity and discover the wonder of local wildlife for themselves. Calvin prefers to commit to a 5-series visit wherever possible, as it offers the opportunity to explore a broader range of topics and experiences with the children. His workshops are informative, educational, fun and link directly into the SESE curriculum.

Classroom-based activities include wildlife art, writing, investigations, quizzes and crafts - e.g. making a bird feeder out of old milk containers! In the outdoors - the children explore the wildlife in and around the school - and the habitats they call home. They learn to identify the garden birds visiting the school, and learn some tricks to encourage more to visit! Calvin particularly enjoys leading the children on a range of activities at local wildlife sites e.g. hunting for mini-beasts in local hedgerows! Calvins visits can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular class-group or school.

Calvin is a freelance nature writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of Irelands largest independent wildlife and nature website irelandswildlife.com.

Testimonials

  • "Excellent visit and very engaging throughout. Great use of equipment."
  • "The children really enjoyed their walk and talk. they really enjoyed the use of the binoculars and seeing the wildlife around the local area. Thank you!"
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  • "Would love a follow-up visit next year!"
  • "A Very enjoyable day was had by pupils."
  • "The children really enjoyed the workshop and engaged with the Specialist."
  • "Bhain na paisti taitneamh agus tairbhe as chuairt Calvin Jones linn. Bhi Calvin ar fheabhas mar Saineolai agus Cainteoir." - Gaelscoil Mhachan
  • "Very interesting and informative."

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
028 33327
Phone (Work):
021 234 8015
Mobile:
086 823 3709
Email:
calvin@irelandswildlife.com
Website:
www.irelandswildlife.com

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