Albert Nolan

Albert Nolan
Subject(s):
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
Counties catered for:
Clare, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny
Classes catered for:
All Classes

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Albert has been engaging with staff and students around biodiversity for over 20 years. He is a qualified youth and community worker, organic/wildlife garden and bushcraft tutor. He combines all these skills to give schools a fun, creative and educational experience around discovering the natural world, in and around their school.

School visits (virtual)

Topic: Shining a light on the amazing world of bats

Classes: All

Materials: Scissor. Paper. Pencil. Crayons. Clipboard.

Session 1 (pre-recorded, 15 mins)

This will be an introduction to the bats found in Ireland followed by a look at the life of a common pipistrelle bat. Students will discover how they are similar to bats, where bats live, what should I do if I see of find a bat and myths and legends around bats. Outdoors they can do an easy bat habitat survey in the school garden or their community. There will be prompts for teacher to pause for games, activities and discussion on bats.

Session 2 (live, 40-60 mins)

Follow-up live session where the children present their art work, reveal the results of their survey and get to ask questions.

Worksheets & teachers notes:

A Teacher's PowerPoint willl be provided with tips for running the lesson and links to further resources.

School visits (on-site)

Albert also does field trips, like a visit to a local pond for dipping for insects, or a wood to learn about trees and wildlife. He believes that the most amazing wildlife stories, are right on our doorstep. Learning to understand and protect nature, starts with the part of the planet that the students interact with every day.

Following the seasons his workshops reflect the time of the year. From gathering and sowing native tree seeds in autumn, to searching in the summer sun, for butterflies and their caterpillars.

Edible and sensory gardens are becoming a vital part of the school environment and Albert can help design a school fruit orchard, herb garden or a sensory patch for inquisitive hands.

He also helps schools with green flags from composting, preventing food waste, designing a pollinator/ wildlife garden or doing a bird/insect survey. Workshops and walks can be tailored to meet the needs of the schools and are class/age appropriate.

Join Albert and his son, Harry, for a wildlife safari here:

Testimonials

  • "This was an excellent presentation. Pupils learned so much and have a great understanding of bats now. Albert was so professional and very informative. Pupils really enjoyed the presentation." - Doon CBS, Limerick
  • "The virtual visit was excellent." - Rearcross NS, Tipperary
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  • "Albert is excellent. He keeps the children engaged at all times and is able to meet them at their level." - Castleconnell NS, Limverick
  • "Can't wait for the next one! Albert was really great!" - Bohermore National School, Limerick
  • "Highly engaging. Children asked and were encouraged to ask questions. They retained so much information on bats." - Monaleen NS, Limerick
  • "The boys were completely engaged and loved it." - New Inn Boys NS, Tipperary
  • "Albert was very knowledgeable and came across fun and engaging" - Bansha NS, Tipperary
  • "Really enjoyable experience, great learning tool and pupils were highly engaged. Albert Nolan had a huge amount of knowledge to impart and encouraged pupil participation and interest." - Hollyford NS, Tipperary
  • "The whole school really enjoyed Albert's lesson." - St. Joseph's PS, Tipperary
  • "Albert had a great rapport with the class and gave plenty of time for questions. Very engaging, witty and informative. Made a great effort with the Gaeilge which I very much appreciated. He even got back to us later with an answer for a particularly tricky question!!" - Gaelscoil Thiobraid Árann, Tipperary
  • "Albert had a very good way with the children and was informative when answering any questions." - Bilboa NS, Limerick

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Phone (Work):
089 4230502
Mobile:
089 4230502
Email:
albert.nolan@rocketmail.com