The Explorers programme consists of a marine themed science workshop at Lifetime Lab, delivered in March, followed by a visit to the participating class by an Explorers education officer in early May.
The workshop at Lifetime Lab (approx 90 min) will engage children in hands on activities on the themes of "Living Things", "Environmental Awareness and Care" , "Materials" and "Energy and Forces", while the school visit offers the class an opportunity present and discuss their project work to our explorers education officer. Both visits will involve fun activities assessing the childrens ocean literacy after which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion.
The Explorers Education Programme aims to integrate marine themes as closely as possible with lessons already taught in national schools through the Social Environment and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum and other cross-curricula subjects. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricula project work based on the project that has been selected.The program is funded by the Marine Institute, co-coordinated by Galway Atlantaquaria and is therefore free for schools to participate.
- Explorers is suitable for children of 3rd & 4th classes
- Workshop dates are during March to April with return visits to schools in early May.
- March workshop times are 9.30,11.00 and 12.30
- One class per workshop session
- Teachers are requested to remain with class at all times during workshop
- Explorers workshops & class visits are free to participating schools
If your school is interested in participating please download, complete and return the "Explorers" Marine Primary Science Booking Form, upon receipt we will confirm a suitable date and time. We will allocate the available places on a first come first served basis.
To book please return the booking form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 021 4924515 or return by post.
The Explorers Education Programme™ is supported by the Marine Institute, and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government