Dale Treadwell

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Subject(s):
Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Dale is well known on the Scheme for his boundless enthusiasm for all things in the world of nature. Dales visits introduce the children to the 5 Bs of Biodiversity: bugs; butterflies; bees; bats and birds through interactive, fun and hands-on activities. Dale also undertakes the Pollinator Project with the children, with Dale providing plants and assisting the children in the creation of their very own garden for butterflies and bees. Dale has worked with the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service and presented on childrens television in Ireland for 10 years. He is also the designer of two Bloom childrens garden features entitled - Muck and Magic and Gondwanaland Dinosaurs. Dale is the author of Harry the Hedgehog will you be my friend? and Robby the Christmas Robin.

New for the 2017/18 school year Dale has a new theme and some cretaceous creatures. Dinosaurs are always a favorate topic and this year Dale intends to bring them to life in your own classroom.

Testimonials

  • "Dale's programme for each class grouping was excellent and he had great rapport with the children."
  • "Dale has a lovely way with the pupils. They really enjoyed the visit and the many of the activities he did with them. Thank you!"
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  • "This was a very worthwhile visit. Dale interacted well with all children and reinforced the work we are doing on Biodiversity. He took the time to plan a different activity for the Special Class for Autism. Thank you to Dale!"
  • "We really enjoyed the visit and found Dale to be able to engage with the pupils at an appropriate level."
  • "Heritage in Schools Scheme is a wonderful initiative. Dale put a lot of effort into his presentations and huge energy into their delivery."
  • "We were so delighted to have Dale back with us at St. Mary's. The children loved working with him and he shared his interest and knowledge of biodiversity and trees with them in such a child friendly and interactive manner."
  • "Dale delivered a fantastic presentation on dinosaurs. The dinosaur puppets were very engaging, as was the slideshow. Dale interacts brilliantly with the children."
  • "Children thoroughly enjoy working with Dale. They love the walk in the woods and the story went down a treat with the smaller ones."
  • "Very well facilitated day. We had visitors from two schools from Northern Ireland as part of Shared Education project."
  • "Its always a pleasure working with Dale."
  • "Dale was a true professional but his engagement with the children was truly wonderful as was his ability to include all children including those with Special Educational Needs. His ability to engage the children in active learning and discovery is remarkable and the children were so keen to learn, to participate and to discover more and more with Dale's leadership, fun, animation and guidance. The ideas and topics were gauged appropriately for the children in my class and they thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It was so much fun and so informative. A real treat!"
  • "Children really enjoyed Dale's visit!"
  • "This visit was the most AMAZING visit the children have had! Even after a busy long St Patrick's day weekend the children are still talking about Dale and his visit. He was so great. He pitched his talks at different levels for each multi-grade classroom. He had an immediate rapport with all the children. We all enjoyed his visit. Absolutely fantastic!" - St. John's N.S., Longford
  • "Really nice guy, great with the children. Very knowledgeable and helpful." - Portlaoise Educate Together NS
  • "Dale had a great day planned for the children, packed with lots of hands on activities. Children in all classes enjoyed the experience." - Scoil Mhuire, Westmeath
  • "Brilliant. Pupils loved it!" - St. Mary's, Westmeath
  • "Dale had great energy and enthusiasm. It would have been great to be able to go into more detail with the children but it was a quick visit to each class. He filled them with interest in the topic and engaged in a wide range of activities with the children over a short time frame. We gave 35-45 minute slots to each group." - Ballinabranna NS, Carlow
  • "We were delighted with Dale Treadwell's visit to the school. The children were very engaged with his presentation and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the importance of Biodiversity, the bumblebees and planting plants to encourage butterflies into the garden. He gave us great guidance and ideas for setting up our new sensory garden." - St Angela's NS, Mayo
  • "This visit was the most AMAZING visit the children have had! Even after a busy long St Patricks day weekend the children are still talking about Dale and his visit. He was so great. He pitched his talks at different levels for each multi-grade classroom. He had an immediate rapport with all the children. We all enjoyed his visit. Absolutely fantastic!!" - St. John's NS, Longford

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Mobile:
087 977 8803
Email:
dale@naturallywild.ie

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