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ECO-UNESCO Children and Young People’s Programmes 2012

Eco-unesco training

ECO-UNESCO Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation


CONTENTS

Flip this book over to find out about ECO-UNESCO Trainings and Opportunities! 3

About ECO-UNESCO

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ECO-UNESCO Young Environmental Awards

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ECO-UNESCO Clubs

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Environmental Workshops

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ECO-Watchers

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ECO-Discovery

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ECO-Action

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Urban Ecology Discovery Days

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Activities @ the Greenhouse

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ECO-UNESCO’s Green Trail of Dublin

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Green Teen Youth Club

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Exhibitions

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ECO-Kids

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ECO-Explorers Holiday Camp

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ECO-Kids Parties

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ECO-Youth

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ECO-Youth Events

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ECO-Forum

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ECO-Teen Camps

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ECO-Youth Choices Programme

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Youth for Sustainable Development & Peer Education Programme

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Calendar 18-19


ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation. ECO-UNESCO is affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO clubs, centres and associations (WFUCA) and is a FETAC accredited training centre. ECO-UNESCO specialises in environmental education and training, and environmental youth work. ECO-UNESCO is a registered Irish charity (Charity no. CHY 7225).

Our aims are to:

Raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge among Young People Promote the protection and conservation of the environment Promote the personal development of Young People through practical environmental projects and activities Promote the ideals of UNESCO

ECO-UNESCO is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with Support of the National Lottery Funds.

ECO-UNESCO runs:

ECO-UNESCO Clubs Environmental Youth Programmes ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards Programme A membership programme Volunteer and Internship programmes ECO-UNESCO also develops a wide range of Education Resources Training courses

ABOUT ECO-UNESCO

About ECO-UNESCO

Our Mission:

To channel the energy and passion of young people into environmental protection and conservation.

ECO-UNESCO is part-funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government through the Irish Environmental Network.

Irish Environmental Network

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Eco-unesco’s YOung Environmentalist Awards

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards

What?

How do I get involved?

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. Preliminary judging takes place at regional ‘Dragons’ Den’ style ECO-Dens.

To enter the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards you need to carry out an environmental project in one of the following categories, under one of the three age groups. Award categories:

Who? ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland under 18 years of age.

Where? Regional ECO-Dens take place in locations across Ireland. ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards Ceremony 2011 takes place in the Mansion House, Dublin 2.

When?

8th May 2012 - Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony 2012 23rd November 2012 - Project registration February 2013 - Project submission March - April 2013 - Regional ECO-Dens May 2013 - Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony 2013 Want to get involved in Next Year? Register your project idea now for 2013! (Registration Deadline: 23rd November 2012)

Other Awards:

Toyota ECO-UNESCO Club of the Year, WasteMatchers.com Award, People’s Choice Award, ECO-Leader Award, ECO-Grow Award, ECOSustainability Award. Age groups:

There are three age ranges and groups can enter into any of the Awards categories. The age ranges are:

How Much? FREE!

Contact ECO-UNESCO at yea@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

or see www.ecounesco.ie to register or for more on how to get involved.

Information sessions ECO-UNESCO also offers free information

sessions on demand or at The Greenhouse, exploring each step of how to carry out a Young Environmentalist action project.

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ECO-UNESCO Clubs Eco-unesco clubs

What? Get in the club! ECO-UNESCO Clubs are groups of young people aged between 10 and 18 who come together to make friends, make a difference and have fun while sharing an interest in the environment or sustainability issues. ECO-UNESCO Clubs can be a newly formed group or you can affiliate your pre-existing club (like a Scout Group, GAA Club or Green School Group) to ECO-UNESCO Clubs. ECO-UNESCO Clubs get support and advice from ECO-UNESCO staff along with the opportunity to connect with other young people from all across the country. Join ECO-UNESCO and hundreds of other young people across Ireland.

Who? All ECO-UNESCO Clubs are set up and run by young people aged 10-18 with similar interests - to help the environment and get involved in their community while having a lot of fun!

Where? Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

When? All year round. Contact ECO-UNESCO for more information and to register your club.

How Much? FREE!

How do I get involved? Setting up an ECO-UNESCO Club is easy. To find out how your group can become an ECO-UNESCO Club contact ECO-UNESCO at clubs@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491 Youth leadership and Eco-skills training – FREE for ECO-UNESCO Clubs! See page 17

ECO-UNESCO Clubs in Action programmes supported by Toyota

Seed Grant Available

ECO-UNESCO and Toyota offer ECO-UNESCO Clubs across Ireland the opportunity to access a seed grant.

Development Fund!

Take advantage of the ECO-UNESCO Clubs development fund! ECO-UNESCO is offering a special Toyota Club of the Year Award, as part of ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Award. The Clubs of the Year Award and development fund is open to all ECO-UNESCO Clubs who enter the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards. This prize gives winning clubs access to a development fund to assist them with further environmental action projects. To find out more contact clubs@ecounesco.ie

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Environmental Workshops ECO-UNESCO provides fun and interactive workshops on a wide range of environmental and sustainable development topics, tailored for young people aged 5 - 18. ECO-UNESCO can travel to any location in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to deliver workshops for schools, organisations and groups who work with, or are involved with, young people.

(for young people) What? The ECO-Watchers programme consists of three workshops. Each workshop has a duration of 3.5 hours. The workshops can be accessed individually or as a series.

The workshops are as follows:

The workshops also complement ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards and the Green Schools programme.

Explore where our energy comes from and the links between energy and climate change. Learn tips for reducing energy use in your daily life.

ECO-UNESCO delivers the following workshop programmes:

Workshops

Discover how the waste we create effects our environment and learn creative ways to reduce it. Take ECO-Actions to reduce the waste in your school or youth group.

The workshops support and complement schools, the primary and secondary curricula and promote the personal development of young people.

ECO-Watchers

ECO-Discovery

Who?

ECO-Action Urban Ecology Discovery Days If the environmental workshop you are looking for is not in the list below please contact us to discuss the development of tailor-made workshops to suit your needs.

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ECO -Watchers

Learn about the causes and consequences of climate change. Find out how you can reduce your carbon foot print to help conserve our planet.

Young people aged 5 -18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2. Available as outreach on demand to schools and groups in Ireland.

When? On Demand

How Much? Cost per workshop: €250 per workshop Cost of programme: €600 per ECO-Watchers programme

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491


ECO -Discovery

The ECO-Discovery programme consists of three workshops. This programme offers young people the chance to explore their outdoor environment to discover more about their natural and built heritage. Each workshop lasts 3 hours. The workshops are as follows:

Workshops

Explore Irish woodlands in a unique and fun way. Typical destinations include Knocksink Wood, Glendalough or a natural place of your choosing. Investigate the Irish coastline in an interactive and sensory manner. Destinations include Bull Island, Malahide Beach, Greystones or a destination of your choice. Discover interesting facts about Dublin, from the natural environment and biodiversity hotspots to the built and cultural heritage.

environmental workshops

What?

Who? Young people aged 5 -18.

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 On demand at locations throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

When? On Demand

How Much? Cost per workshop: â‚Ź250 per workshop

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO’s at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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What? The ECO-Action programme consists of a range of workshops covering a variety of environmental issues. Each workshop lasts 1.5 hours (workshop times and content can be tailored to meet your specific needs). All workshops are age appropriate. Any of the workshops in this programme can be accessed as an individual workshop. Alternatively, groups can complete the ECO-Action programme and be awarded an ECO-Leader certificate on completion of the programme. The issues covered are as follows:

Investigate the origins of waste, its disposal and look at the practical solutions to addressing the issue. Explore the importance of trees, their uses and their conservation. Learn how to make your own paper. Discover the natural world around us, how it works and the value of a healthy biodiversity to the world. Focus on the importance of water in our lives and how to conserve it. What is energy and where does it come from? Explore our energy needs and alternative forms of energy. Identify the connections between lifestyles and global issues and how we can live in a sustainable manner. Learn about climate change and help participants answer questions relating to climate change.

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Who? Young people aged 5 -18

Where? Option 1: ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 Option 2: Outreach workshops can be arranged throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

When? On Demand

Workshops

environmental workshops

ECO -Action

How Much? Cost per workshop: â‚Ź100 per workshop Cost of programme: â‚Ź650 per ECO-Action programme

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491


Urban Ecology Discovery Days

Energy Explorers Workshops What?

Interactive workshop exploring the Natural Environment of Dublin City, urban ecology and the biodiversity present within the city.

ECO-UNESCO in collaboration with SEAI will be celebrating the Dublin City of Science with a week of day-long interactive youth workshops focusing on energy.

Participants learn new practical scientific skills for identifying species, how to protect and conserve the natural heritage and biodiversity as well as learning practical ecological field work skills. The Urban Ecology Discovery Day incorporates prescribed methodologies for the Junior Certficiate and Leaving Certificate making it ideal revision and examination preparation.

Who? Young people aged 12-18 / youth leaders / teachers / anyone who wants to learn more about Urban Ecology. Ideal for educational school outings.

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and Urban Ecology sites around Dublin city centre.

When? Spring Dates: 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th March Summer Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd June Autumn Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th September

Who? Young people aged between 12 and 18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and Urban Ecology sites around Dublin city centre.

When? Daily between the 9th and 16th July; 10am to 2pm

How Much? Free for young people aged 12 - 18 NB - Booking for this programme is essential. Please contact ECO-UNESCO at admin@ecounesco.ie for more information and to book.

How do I get involved?

Urban ecology discovery days

What?

Booking is essential Contact admin@ecounesco.ie or call || +353 (0)1 662 5491

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

How Much? â‚Ź8 per person/group discounts apply

How do I get involved? Contact training@ecounesco.ie or call || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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ACTIVITIES @ THE GREENHOUSE

Activities @ THE GREENHOUSE ECO-UNESCO’s Green Trail of Dublin What?

What?

Suitable for ALL AGES!

Do you want to be part of something completely new? Are you interested in finding out about the environment, human rights and justice issues and want to discuss them in an open, nonjudgemental atmosphere? If so, the Green Teen Youth Club in The Greenhouse is the place for you. This youth-led club aims to offer you space to relax and debate, meet new people and find out more about yourself, to take positive action and raise awareness. Empower yourself with the knowledge to take action for change.

Where?

Who?

Guided interactive tour of Dublin city’s biodiversity hotspots as part of our Expoloring Nature in the City walking tour series. Embark on a journey of discovery and explore nature, wildlife and natural heritage in the heart of the city. Activities along the way will also give you a great understanding of your role within the wider environment.

Who?

The Green Trail starts a the Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and includes St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square and the Iveagh Gardens

When? Weekly lunchtime Green Trail: Wednesdays 12:30 14:30 Group bookings available for alternative times on request.

How Much? €8 per person. Family & group rates apply

How do I get involved? Advanced booking essential Contact youth@ecounesco.ie or call || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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Green Teen Youth Club

Young People aged 12-18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When? Weekly Thursdays Time: 5.00pm - 6.00

How Much? FREE!

How do I get involved? Contact youth@ecounesco.ie or call || +353 (0)1 662 5491


What? ECO-UNESCO organises and hosts a range of exhibitions at the Greenhouse throughout the year. Previous exhibitions include ECOUNESCO’s Lights Camera Action Showcase, ECO-UNESCO’s Clubs in Action Showcase, the International Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef (currently on display) and much more.

Who? Suitable for ALL AGES!

Where? The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When?

activities @ the greenhouse

Exhibitions

The Greenhouse is open to the public: MonFri 9:30am - 5:00pm

How Much? FREE

How do I get involved? You are welcome to drop in to visit us any time. You can find out what’s on by signing up to our monthly E-Bulletin at www.ecounesco.ie. If you are interested in holding an exhibition at the Greenhouse, contact ECO-UNESCO at: info@ ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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ECO Kids

ECO-Explorers Holiday Camps @ The Greenhouse! What?

ECO-UNESCO offers a wide range of exciting, fun and interactive environmental workshops for children under the age of 12. Many of our children’s workshop programmes are run from The Greenhouse in Dublin’s City Centre.

Using ECO-UNESCO’s new environmental hub, The Greenhouse, as a base from which to explore nature in the heart of the city, children explore the world around them through outdoor adventures, interactive games, hands-on activities and much more. Taking a city centre safari and treasure trail, building a bug hotel, starting a sunflower race and even launching an ECO-Rocket are some of the activities children taking part enjoy while learning about their environment and nature and having lots of fun. What’s more, they’ll get plenty of ideas to bring home with them!

Who? Open to all children aged 5-12.

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and environmental spots throughout Dublin city centre.

When?  ECO-Explorers Easter Camp 10th-13th April 2012 ECO-Explorers Summer Camps July 2012 with The Lorax Camps running weekly from 9th July 2012 August 2012 13th-17th August 2012 20th-14th August 2012

ECO-Explorers Hallowe’en Camp 30th October - 2nd November 2012 Midterm

How Much?

€90*/€100 *Early Bird price

How do I get involved? Book Today! Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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ECO-Kids Parties

ECO-UNESCO offers party packages for your birthday celebration or any special occasion. We have creative kids activities, both indoors and outdoors with an environmental twist. So if you want your young ECO-Kids to have a more sustainable party, contact us to discuss your tailored ECO-Kids Party.

eco Kids

What?

Who? Open to all children aged 12 and under.

When? You choose!

How Much? Contact ECO-UNESCO at +353 (0)1 662 5491 for more information. Booking deposit required.

How do I get involved? Book Today!

Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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ECO-YOUTH Are you a young person interested in the Environment, making new friends, exploring new opportunities and having fun? If so, ECO-UNESCO has a great selection of events, activities and clubs for you!

ECO-YOUTH EVENTS Environmental Youth Activity Days What? ECO-UNESCO have organised a range of environmental events and activities in 2012 aimed at getting young people out to learn about their environment in a fun, hands-on way. Based around key environmental days such as Earth Day and Car Free Day, the very popular event series brings young people from across the greater Dublin area together for conservation, education and adventure.

Who? Young people between 12-18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 27 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and other environmental spots in Dublin and the surrounding area

When? 2nd February 2012: World Wetland Day 4th - 10th March 2012: National Tree Week 22nd March 2012: World Water Day 22nd April 2012: UN Earth Day 23rd - 27th May 2012: Biodiversity Week 5th June 2012: World Environmental Day 21st September 2012: Car Free Day 3rd October 2012: World Habitat Day 11th October 2012: Tree Day

How Much? FREE for members and ECO-UNESCO Clubs

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0) 1 662 5491 Youth leadership and Eco-skills training – for ECO-UNESCO Clubs! See page 17

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ECO-FORUM

ECO-Teen Summer Camps

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum

Teen Summer Camps What?

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum 2012 will bring young people, aged 15-18, together to give them a voice and an opportunity to speak directly to experts and to present their own recommendations on the environmental issue of the day.

An action packed week for green teens! This is a week-long series of environmental workshops for young people (aged 12-18), with activities focused on learning about the natural heritage of various habitats close to Dublin’s City Centre. Day-trips to the Grand Canal, the River Liffey and Urban Parklands will be included in the week’s activities, along with classroom workshops creative activities on biodiversity.

Who? Young people aged 15-18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 27 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

ECO-YOUTH

What?

Who? Teens aged 12 - 18

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 27 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When? November 2012

When? 20 - 24 August 10am -3pm each day

How Much? FREE

How Much? FREE! (supported by the Heritage Council)

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0) 1 662 5491

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0) 1 662 5491

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eco-YOUTH

ECO-Youth Choices Programme

YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE

What?

What?

ECO-Youth Choices is an alternative Drug Prevention Education programme using holistic Environmental Education as a resource. Participants learn how to channel their energy into positive action on personal, community & environmental levels.

ECO-UNESCO’s Youth for Sustainable Development programme offers a range of exciting programmes and events for young people to learn about sustainable development, development education and how to become a peer educator. The programme also has opportunities for youth workers, educators, groups, organisations and businesses.

Participants will be invited to take a critical look at their surroundings and assess how these influence them; discuss how to improve them; and act by putting into practice an environmental action-project

Who?

Young people 12 – 18 years of age

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse and environmental spots throughout Dublin city centre.

When?  Year round

How much? On demand

How do I book? Contact ECO-UNESCO at clubs@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

Programme Events  Peer Education Programme (see pg 17 for details) Youth Events: 18th January - Rio+20 Exploratory Event 7th March – Global Youth Citizens for Sustainable Development 19th June Dublin+20 Event Trainings* (See training section for details): Youth Work and Sustainability Training Peer Education and Sustainability Training ECO-Sustainability Award Training ECO-Sustainability Award** Contact us for details

Who? Open to all young people aged 12 – 18 * Trainings are available for youth workers and educators ** ECO-Sustainability Award is open to organisations, groups and businesses

Where? Location is dependant on the event.

How much? FREE!

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at ysd@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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E DEVELOPMENT

This programme offers young people the opportunity to learn about sustainable development and development education; to develop leadership skills and to become peer educators. As part of this action packed programme, Peer Educators organise great environmental events such hikes, shows, awareness raising and even ECO-Picnics in the Park (think mini-electric picnic but greener)! Come along and join the fun each event is free and open to all!

eco-YOUTH

Peer Education Programme

Who? Open to all young people aged 12 – 18

Where?  Core programme activities take place at the Greenhouse. Time and alternative locations are dependent on the event - Contact us for full details.

How much? FREE!

How do I get involved? Contact ECO-UNESCO at ysd@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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ECO-UNESCO Youth Prospectus 2012