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"Explorers" Primary Marine Programme expands with school outreach

Monday, 24 October, 2016

We are excited to announce that Lifetime Lab in association with the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria is expanding the popular "Explorers" programme to include a schools outreach module. For October and November a visit to your school by the Explorers Education Team is now available as part of the “Marine Projects” in class module.  

The marine projects in class module will include two half-day visits (approx. 2 hours per visit) to the class by an Explorers education officer.  The first visit will involve a fun activity introducing ocean literacy, a presentation about the selected project topic and / or the class completing an interactive experiment.   The second visit will involve the class providing a presentation and discussion of their project work to the education officer.  Both visits will involve fun activities assessing the student’s ocean literacy in which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion of the module.

The Explorers marine project in class module provides teachers with an opportunity to introduce their class to the importance of our marine environment and our ocean resource.  Projects may include a range of topics including: marine biodiversity - living things, caring for our marine environment - impacts of marine litter, marine technology - exploring our ocean, and our ocean wealth. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricular project work based on the project that has been selected. This module is suitable for children of 5th and 6th classes.

This module is funded by the Marine Institute and is therefore free for schools to participate. For more information contact Lifetime Lab at 021 4941500 or email; lifetimelab@corkcity.ie.

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