Éanna Ní Lamhna
- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Éanna likes to bring the children out into the local environment, around the school or within walking distance to explore what trees, flowers, birds and creepy crawlies live there. The children use umbrellas, nets, pooters and jars to catch and study the wildlife, returning them once again of course! Back in the classroom, the children discuss the wildlife that they found - their lifecycles and their habitats. Ideally Éanna undertakes these activities with three separate class groups, however larger groups may be accommodated if necessary.
Éanna has been a freelance wildlife consultant since 1988, working with both primary and post primary schools, she has also been a member of the panel on the RT'Mooney Goes Wild' programme since 1994.
"Extremely knowledgeable. She has a wealth of facts on nature that the children loved hearing."
"Éanna is a gifted communicator. The children learned so much and they thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and actively engaged in learning. This also tied in very well with our participation as a pilot school in the Marine Environment Green Flag award."
"Éanna engaged the children with a very informative presentation on local wildlife. A very enjoyable visit."
"Delighted to have such an knowledgeable and enthusiastic specialist in our school."
"We were 100% delighted with our heritage visit and we’re so lucky to encounter such a vivacious captivating speaker. Eanna has a wealth of knowledge and stories. She coaxes, challenges and cajoles where appropriate. Every child fully participated, interacted, learned and grew in confidence and knowledge."
"Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day with Éanna. Her knowledge about habitats and wildlife is endless and she has a lovely way of passing this information on to others." - Broughall NS, Offaly
"Great day enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike"
"A very informative, enjoyable experience." - Gaelscoil Uí Choimín
"An excellent day of exploration for our pupils and staff. Éanna brought the Fen to life with an expert eye and imparted so much knowledge in her own unique and impressive way. The day was loved by all and it was a huge success."
"We were delighted with our visit from Eanna and the kids learned lots about biodiversity & bees. Her interaction with the children was excellent" - Kiltiernan NS, Galway
"The feedback from all the teachers was positive." - Anonymous
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge
- Phone (Home):
- 01 490 6589