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Workshops & Events for Schools

  • The Sea Gardener in Primary Schools
  • The Sea Gardener in Secondary Schools

The Sea Gardener in Primary Schools

We work with schools to provide workshops on Plants & Animals, Environmental Awareness, Science & the Environment and Caring for the environment.

Using the Rocky Shore habitat, we encourage pupils to investigate and explore the natural world, to think and work scientifically and to make models to enhance understanding of the relationships between species and environment.

There is a range of options, depending on school location etc.:

  • Fieldwork – where we work with pupils in situ at a rocky shore (suitable for older pupils). Observe the plants and animals, investigate patterns of movement, understand the inter-relationships and develop a logical framework for studying a habitat.
  • Classroom-based - where we bring the rocky shore to the classroom in a practical engaging way (especially suitable for younger pupils ). Plants and images of animal life are coupled with experiential approaches, such as making a seaweed bath gel.
  • Model-making in the classroom for older pupils can follow a field trip to reinforce learning. The patterns of zonation in the rocky shore habitat lend themselves well to this type of activity

We also provide workshops on the subject of nutrition and food.

Contact Marie to discuss your school’s requirements and how we can support your teaching of the SESE programme.

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The Sea Gardener in Secondary Schools

Marie is a member of the Heritage in Schools Panel. She will come to your school or work in the field with your classes, to teach curriculum ecology modules. These workshops are part-funded by the Heritage in Schools scheme. For more information, click here: http://www.heritageinschools.ie/find-an-expert-to-visit/book-an-expert/

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We work with schools to provide workshops on Ecology & Environmental Awareness.

Using the Rocky Shore habitat, we encourage pupils to investigate and explore the natural world, to think and work scientifically and to make models to enhance understanding of the relationships between species and environment.
There is a range of options, depending on school location etc.:

  • Fieldwork – where we work with pupils in situ at a rocky shore .Observe the plants and animals, investigate patterns of zonation & distribution. Understand the inter-relationships and develop a logical framework for studying a habitat.
  • Classroom-based - where we bring the rocky shore to the classroom in a practical engaging way. Plants and images of animal life are coupled with experiential approaches, such as making a seaweed bath gel.
  • Model-making in the classroom can follow a field trip to reinforce learning. The patterns of zonation in the rocky shore habitat lend themselves well to this type of activity


We also provide workshops on the subject of nutrition and food. For example, a seaweed forage, followed by a short cookery demonstration and talk on nutrition has worked well with TYO groups.

Contact Marie to discuss your school’s requirements and how we can support you. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0868124275

 

About Us

We are passionate about seaweed - foraging for it, cooking with it, sharing our knowledge and experience with others, sustainably using it, recognising that it is part of an important and quite amazing ecological web.

Marie Power, aka, The Sea Gardener, grew up on the Copper Coast of Co. Waterford and leads walks, give talks & workshops on seaweed and rocky shore ecology for people who want to know more about this indigenous health food.

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