- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Finbarr Wallace delivers the Wild Work programme.
About Wild Work’s ‘I Want to be a Wild Worker Too!’ programme:
All Wild Work learning facilitation is place-based; Wild Work’s philosophy is that learning about the environment is best done in the environment, that learning should always be enjoyable, and that looking at nature and the environment in a positive way can have a positive effect on inspiring young people to want to care for their natural environment.
Wild Work staff have been inspired by young people who too want to be ‘Wild Workers’ and this has led to the development of the ‘I Want to be a Wild Worker Too!’ programme.
The programme is ideal for Heritage in Schools and can be adapted to different age groups, locations and weather conditions. Consultation with school staff will inform the exact content per visit.
Examples of topics covered are:
- Identification and uses of native trees and wildflowers
- Foraging and animal tracking
- Birds and birdsong
- Flora and fauna survey techniques
- Habitat mapping
- Biodiversity action planning
- Natural landscape management and re-wilding
- Survival skills and ancient hunter gatherer past
- Farming and its traditions in terms of nature
- Woodlands, grasslands, rivers, coasts, etc.
About Wild Work
Wild Work has a social ethos of helping people, help nature, help people and is an initiative of SECAD Partnership CLG.
Wild Work focuses on creating beneficial relationships between people and nature.
Wild Work’s aim is to create a movement of ‘Wild Workers’, whereby people who become ‘Wild Workers’ can enjoy helping nature and our environment while benefitting greatly in terms of health and well-being.
Above all, Wild Work aims to make a big impact in helping biodiversity through enhancing peoples’ love of nature to ensure that our local flora, fauna and habitats are protected, valued and improved.
"Very engaging and hands on!" - St Columba's GNS, Cork
"Excellent workshop, made it accessible to the children and visit to park was very good." - Anonymous
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Phone (Work):
- 087 1723031