- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Catherine is a retired science teacher, who worked in Killarney National Park and is an experienced heritage specialist.
The ‘Super Furry Animals’ workshop that she delivers in schools explores the special characteristics of mammals. Her collection of ‘stuffed’ specimens that she brings into the classroom include the fox, badger, otter, mink, pine marten, stoat, rabbit, hare and many more. Children and their teachers have a hands on experience of the special features of these creatures that they only otherwise see in pictures. Topics covered include the features of mammals, native and introduced species , habitats, food chains and predator prey relationships, The workshop fosters environmental awareness and encourages children to appreciate that caring for the environment will ensure the future of these wonderful animals that are part of our heritage.
"it was a unique experience for the pupils to be able to touch and examine our native mammals." - St. Brigid's NS, Limerick
"Árd mholadh tuillte aige Catherine. Bhain na daltaí taitneamh agus tairbhe as an cuairt." - Scoil Naomh Eirc, Kerry
"Catherine engaged very constructively with the students. They loved learning about the Irish wild mammals and the samples were excellent. The students loved the outdoors activity-new meaning to the phrase-Beating around the bush, and examining the insects under the microscope. Catherine went above and beyond to engage all students." - Clogher NS, Kerry
"The children really enjoyed he day." - Anon.
"Catherine was excellent with the children, they learnt a lot." - St. Brendan's NS, Kerry
"Appealed to the children and teachers on so many levels" - Urhan NS, Cork
"Catherine's super furry animals presentation was absolutely brilliant. It was so interesting and she has a way of engaging the interest levels of children of all ages. Her presentation was so interactive and engaging and we are looking forward to her next visit already." - St. Brendan's NS, Kerry
- Provides in-person visits
- Provides practical/hands-on activities
- Visits as Gaeilge
- Phone (Home):
- 066 712 3784
- Phone (Work):
- 064 35960
- 086 852 7181