- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Catherine aims to increase awareness in young people of the world around them and an appreciation and understanding of environmental issues. Hands-on activities include using pooters to catch invertebrates, preparing the specimens for viewing under microscopes and using simple keys for identification.
Team games such as scavenger hunts, colour games and mirror magic promote observational skills in the children. Simple field work techniques such as line transects, quadrat surveys and soil testing are also part of the visit. An engaging slide-show on the mammals of Ireland with a fascinating display of these super furry animals is also an option. All the activities are designed to suit the particular age group of the day.
"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.
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Offers visits as Gaeilge
- Phone (Home):
- 066 712 3784
- Phone (Work):
- 064 35960
- 086 852 7181