- 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:
- Cork, Waterford
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Mary is an experienced primary teacher, beekeeper, gardener, musician and wild life enthusiast. On a visit to your school Mary will engage and inspire pupils to learn about, appreciate and care for their own local environment. Mary will interact with the pupils using a number of methodologies including hands-on discovery learning, games, group work, art and craft, poetry, story- telling, creative story writing and music . Mary has an extensive range of resources to inspire children including a taxidermy collection of native animals and birds, a set of “singing” toy birds, beehives and beekeeping equipment , games and musical instruments. Mary’s workshops take place in the classroom, school grounds, school garden, in the locality and if required, further afield.
Mary has a range of topics for your school to choose from;
Native Trees in your Locality
Native Birds and Mammals in your Locality
Native Wild Flowers in the your Locality
Honeybees and the Local Environment
Recycling and Reusing Materials
Rainwater Harvesting and Making Organic Plant Food.
Setting up a School Garden
Setting up a Sensory Garden
Setting up a Bee and Butterfly Garden.
Organic Vegetable Growing
Art and Craft using Natural Materials from the Local Environment.
Creative Writing, Poetry and Songs inspired by the Local Environment
Fresh Water Streams, plant and animal life
All about Soil
Science Experiments using materials from the Local Environment
All about Herbs
Making and using Natural Dyes and Inks.
Field Trips and School Tours
Mary has delivered the following Face-to-Face CPD Summer Courses for teachers;
“The School Garden” (2018) and “Using the School Garden Creatively (2019).
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge
- Phone (Work):
- 058 59392