Karina Dingerkus

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Subject(s):
Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
Counties catered for:
Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Karina is an ecologist with over 20 years of working with children both in schools, school grounds and outdoors. She is particularly passionate about biodiversity, pollinators (bees and butterflies), and Irish mammals.

Karina has experience of helping schools complete biodiversity audits and action plans to improve the biodiversity of their schools grounds (ideal for schools completing their Biodiversity Green Flag). She has also helped schools develop wildlife, pollinator and vegetables gardens.

Karina likes to take the children outdoors to complete hands-on-activities as well as working with them in the classroom. This can be done in the school grounds or local wildlife site (such as park, hedgerow, woodland etc.). Classroom activities may include introductory talks, and more creative hand-on activities after the outdoor sessions. Outdoor sessions may include fun bee and butterfly activities, bug hunts, natural treasure hunts, biodiversity audits and hedgerow surveys.

Visits can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual school and classes.

Testimonials

  • "Great expert and visit. Very well thought out activities, age appropriate."
  • "A very successful day - the children really enjoyed it."
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  • "The children really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot."
  • "It was a very enjoyable and informative visit. Karina was very well informed and prepared. She was very flexible and able to respond to the needs of the group." - Scoil Íosa, Mayo
  • "The whole school had a great day with Karina. She is excellent at her job and with the children. A great experience overall and i would highly recommend Karina to other schools" - Ballintubber NS, Mayo

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
094 9384074
Mobile:
086 3620928
Email:
karina@giorria.com
Website:
naturekidswordpresscom.wordpress.com

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