- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Louth, Tipperary
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Lorraine works with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and has a Zoology degree from Trinity. Lorraine has conducted numerous biology workshops and field trips both with the IWDG and while working for the Irish Wildlife Trust and Dublin Zoo.
Classroom visits would include discussion and games on whale and dolphin biology and ecology; introducing marine ecosystems; and threats to marine life from overfishing, pollution and plastics. Audio-visual displays and whale and dolphin biofacts would be part of the session.
Outdoor field trips would include a trip to the seashore to look for whales and dolphins or the different types of fauna living in rockpools. An introduction to marine ecosystems plus the importance of rock pools as nurseries and threats to marine life from pollution and overfishing would also be covered.
For schools where a trip to the seashore was not possible, an outdoor art-themed classroom could be held, where children make a large whale made from old plastics while learning about whale biology and their importance in a healthy marine ecosystem, and the threats to marine life from plastics.
"Lorraine was good with all classes and was well prepared."
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips