WORKSHOPS / PRIMARY SCHOOLS
All our workshops are linked to the primary school curriculum. Our aim is to help children appreciate and value their natural surroundings. Workshops are enquiry-based with a focus on teamwork and problem-solving.
|Suitable for||Workshop||Where||Description||Est. Time Duration||Suitable for||Cost|
|Primary Schools||Lords, Ladies & Minibeasts||Emo Court, Co. Laois||This workshop includes a guided tour of Emo Court by OPW staff, followed by an age-appropriate nature & science walk in the grounds of Emo Court. Children are encouraged to identify trees, wildflowers and explore the animal life in Emo’s parkland. This workshops includes links to the Science, Geography History, P.E. and Art curriculum. Contact us for further information.||2 and 1/2 hours||3rd-6th classes||Partly funded by the Heritage in Schools scheme.|
|Parkland Habitat Study||Emo Court, Co. Laois||This workshop is a basic habitat study of the plant and animal life in Emo’s parkland. During this walk children survey the study area for plants, animals and fungi typically found in an Irish parkland habitat. This workshops includes links to the Science, Geography and P.E. curriculum. Contact us for further information.||2 and 1/2 hours||3rd-6th classes||Partly funded by the Heritage in Schools scheme.|
|In-school Pollinator Workshop||Your school||This workshop takes place in your school grounds and aims to engage children with the All-Ireland Junior Pollinator Plan. In order to investigate how pollinator-friendly their school grounds are, children use simple identification keys to identify trees, shrubs and wildflowers. They record their observations in a habitat map, which is then used to decide on recommendations that could benefit pollinators and other wildlife in your locality. For more info Click here. Contact us for further information.||2 and 1/2 hours||3rd-6th classes||€60 / class or €40 / class for DEIS schools|