- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Galway, Mayo
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Sheila has been working in the area of Ecology and Environmental Education for the past 10 years.
She is passionate about teaching children the importance of biodiversity and exploring the fascinating and exciting Irish wildlife which can be found on our doorstops. She believes engaging in the outdoors is an important aspects of all visits. She does so through hands-on, interactive workshops and biodiversity projects such as creating bug hotels, bee habitats, tree and flower identification, creation of wildflower areas, habitat mapping, biodiversity audits and exploring local habitats. Sheila is also highly knowledgeable on bats. Visits will include supplementary worksheets or visual aids.
Sheila has a background in organic horticulture and runs The Salad Project, where she provides advice to schools on how to create educational and exciting growing projects. She loves exploring with groups the importance of biodiversity, pollinators and where our food comes from. Activities includes seed sowing, creation of vegetable beds, composting and exploring upcycling gardening ideas.
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge