- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Oisín is an ecologist and environmental educator with a special interest in the Flora of Ireland and Pollinators. He is the photographer and co-author of Biodiversity Ireland’s identification guide on “Trees and Shrubs” and “Wildflowers in South Armagh”. He has a BA from NUI Galway and an MSc from NUI Galway and University of Limerick. Oisín is an active biological recorder and current Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) Vice-county recorder for East Donegal (H34) and participates in a number of recording schemes run by the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC), Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI) and others. He has worked as an ecologist on projects assessing the health and conservation status of some of Ireland’s protected habitats. Oisín has also worked as an environmental educator since 2015 and regularly gives talks and walks to members of the public and community groups.
Oisín regularly runs events with his recording partner Mairéad Crawford (also a Heritage in Schools Expert) who has a special interest in botany and they combine their skills for a fun and interactive experience.
Visits to schools will involve gaining an appreciation of nature, identifying plants and animals and how all of these are connected to our cultural heritage. Tales of folklore and mythology are intertwined with the identification of trees, flowers, animals. Visits will generally have an outdoor and indoor session and hope to foster a sense of stewardship and care of the environment to children.
Visits can be tailored towards a specific theme and will be accessible to all levels of learning. Visits can also be based towards other environmental projects (Green Schools, etc.)
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips