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CONTENTS

About ECO-UNESCO

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ECO-UNESCO Young Environmental Awards

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ECO-UNESCO Clubs Environmental Workshops

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ECO-Watchers

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ECO-Discovery

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ECO-Action

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Discover Primary Maths and Science Programme 9

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 12 ECO-Explorers Holiday Camp

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ECO-Kids Parties

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ECO-Youth 14 Flip this book over to find out about ECO-UNESCO Trainings and Opportunities!

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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:

Training courses 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

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

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What?

Where?

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 through action projects.

Regional ECO-Dens will take place throughout Ireland. Projects will be shortlisted and successful groups will be invited to present their project to a panel of judges. Top projects will be displayed at the Showcase and Awards ceremony which takes place in The Mansion house, Dublin on May 22nd 2013.

Who?

When?

ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland between 10-18 years of age.

How? It’s simple: register your group online and complete an Environmental Action Project in your group by following ECO-UNESCO’s ‘6 Steps to Success’. Then submit your project to our offices by February 22nd 2013.

* Super Junior is non-category specific

Awards: There are 3 overall winners within each age group.

• Register your project online or by phone. • Submit your project by February 22nd 2013 to ‘The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrews St. Dublin 2.’ • ECO-Dens: • Munster: March 8th 2013 • Ulster: March 12th 2013 • Connaught: March 14th 2013 • Leinster: March 20th & 21st 2013 • Showcase & Awards ceremony: May 22nd 2013. Winning projects will be displayed in The Greenhouse June & September 2013. Each young person will receive a Certificate of Participation as well as the possibility of showcasing their project and receiving further awards and prizes. As well as having a range of curriculum links, Young Environmental Awards projects fit in with CSPE action projects, LCA and LVP programmes as well as Youth Clubs, Garda Diversion Programmes and many other youth activities. The programme is youth led and develops a diverse range of skills, as well as providing youth with opportunities to make a difference, make friends and have fun.

The following special awards will also be awarded: ECO-Sustainability Award, ECO-Alu Art & Design Award, WasteMatchers ‘Something New from Something Old’ Award, Local to Global Award, ECO-Leader of the Year Award, Toyota ECO-UNESCO Club of the Year Award, People’s Choice Award.

Contact: yea@ecounesco.ie

+353 (0)1 6625491 www.ecounesco.ie

Want to get involved next year: 2014 Register your project online by Nov. 29th 2013 for The Young Environmentalist Awards. *Limited number of workshops & information sessions available for registered groups!!! Please contact yea@ecounesco.ie for availability.


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?

ECO-UNESCO Clubs in Action programmes supported by Toyota

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 Environmental Youth Club Training How to Set up an ECO-UNESCO Club FREE! See training secion page 14

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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.

ECO-UNESCO delivers the following workshop programmes:

ECO-Watchers ECO-Discovery ECO-Action Discover Primary Science and Maths Programs

Looking for something different? ECO-UNESCO is happy to work with you to develop tailor-made workshops to suit your needs.

Discover Primary Science and Maths ECO-UNESCO is an official Discover Primary Science and Maths Centre offering a range of specialised workshops for primary schools linking with the primary science and maths curricula. For full details and listing of workshops available contact: youth@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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

The workshops are as follows:

Workshops

The workshops support and complement schools, the primary and secondary curricula and promote the personal development of young people. The workshops also complement ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards and the Green Schools programme.

ECO-Watchers

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.

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

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

Who? 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 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


Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme

ECO-UNESCO is offering a range of workshops (1.5 – 3.5 hrs) to help capture children’s imaginations and develop a deeper understanding of the natural environment. Through interactive hands-on curriculum-linked activities, field studies and green trails, they will discover the importance of wildlife, learn about biodiversity, and learn how to observe, identify and record a range of species and more. Explore green spaces in Dublin City Centre, and learn about urban ecology and the biodiversity present within the city. Participants learn practical scientific skills for identifying species of native plants and animals, whilst gaining a greater appreciation for local surroundings as well as learning how to protect and conserve the natural heritage and biodiversity.

Who? Age: 5-12

Where? Located in Dublin’s city centre in close proximity to a range of urban parklands.

When?

What? Guided group tour of Dublin city’s wildlife hotspots to school groups with the Green Trail – Exploring Nature in the City walking tour series. This innovative trail allows participants to embark on a journey of discovery and explore nature, wildlife and biodiversity in the heart of the city. Activities along the way give participants a greater understanding of their role within the wider environment.

Who? Age: 10 -12

Where? The Trail starts at the Greenhouse, and includes Stephen’s Green, Iveagh Gardens and Merrion Square.

When? On demand

How Much? €6 per person group rate will apply

Other Information

On demand

Duration: 2hrs per workshop

How Much?

Equipment: ECO-UNESCO will supply any required equipment for the workshops

€160 (up to 30 YPs)

Other Information Duration: 2 hrs Equipment: ECO-UNESCO will supply any required equipment for the workshops Staff Leader: Environmental Youth Officer (total number of staff depends on no. of participants) Teacher Notes: Supporting resources are available for teachers for use in the classroom Pupil Materials: ECO-UNESCO will supply all required materials for use during the Workshop including classification charts, worksheets etc

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

environmental workshops

What?

Staff Leader: Environmental Youth Officer (total number of staff depends on no. of participants) Teacher Notes: Supporting resources are available for teachers for use in the classroom Pupil Materials: ECO-UNESCO will supply all required materials Other workshops include: 1. Junior ECO-Watchers Environmental Workshop Programme Age: 8-12 / 3.5 hrs per workshop 2. Junior ECO-Action Environmental Workshop Programme Age: 4-12 / 1.5 hrs per workshop 3. Junior Sustainability Programme Age: 10-12 / 2hrs

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

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ACTIVITIES @ THE GREENHOUSE

Activities @ The Greenhouse ECO-UNESCO’s Green Trail of Dublin What? Guided interactive tour of Dublin city’s biodiversity hotspots as part of our Exploring 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? Suitable for ALL AGES!

Where? The Green Trail starts at 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 12:3014:30 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 || +353 (0)1 662 5491

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Green Teen Youth Club What? Do you want to take hands-on action in the conservation of the Irish environment? Do you want the chance to go on outdoor excursions? Do you want the chance to find out more about the environment and issues affecting the planet? Do you want to have fun while taking responsibility for Ireland’s environment? If so the Green Teen Youth Club is the right place for you.

Who? The Green Teen Youth Club will offer young people the chance to find out more about the environment and issues affecting the planet. Young people will have the opportunity to take hands-action in the conservation of the Irish environment with outdoor excursions.

Where? The Green Trail starts at the Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When? Weekly Mondays 5.00pm-6.30pm and one Saturday a month 10.00am-2.00pm

How Much? FREE!

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


What? ECO-UNESCO organises and hosts a range of exhibitions at the Greenhouse throughout the year. Exhibitions include ECO-UNESCO’s Clubs in Action Exhibition, ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and the Youth Exploring Rio+20 – A UNESCO Clubs Transnational Youth Meeting Showcase.

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: Mon-Fri 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

2nd-5th April 2013

ECO-Explorers Summer Camps

July 2013 Camps running weekly from 8th July 2013 August 2013 12th-23rd August 2013

ECO-Explorers Hallowe’en Camp 29th October - 1st November 2013 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 organises a range of environmental events and activities annually 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, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and other environmental spots in Dublin and the surrounding area

When? 2nd February 2013: World Wetland Day 3rd March 2013: National Tree Week 22nd March 2013: World Water Day 22nd April 2013: UN Earth Day 22nd May 2013: Biodiversity Week 5th June 2013: World Environmental Day 22nd September 2013: Car Free Day 7th October 2013: World Habitat Day 10th October 2013: 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 Camp

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum

Teen Summer Camp What?

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum 2013 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

ECO-YOUTH

What?

Who? Teens aged 12-18

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

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

When? November 2013

When?

How Much?

TBC June TBC July 19th-23rd August 10am–3pm each day

FREE

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

How Much? TBC

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 What? ECO-Youth Choices is an alternative Drug Prevention programme, building the capacity of young people to make positive life choices. Participants learn how to channel their energy into positive action on personal, community and environmental levels. 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 environmental levels.

Who? Young people between 12-18 years of age

Where? ECO-UNESCO@ the Greenhouse and on a regional outreach basis.

When? On demand

How much? Free to young people and youth groups who are connected to ECO-UNESCO through our programmes or as an ECO-UNESCO club. (Contact clubs@ecounesco.ie for information on how to become an ECO-UNESCO club).

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

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Programme Elements: ECO-Youth Choices Peer Education Programme This is a 10-12 week programme running one session a week (between 1-2 hours) both indoors and outdoors. The programme includes peer education training and support in undertaking a local environmental action of their choice. ECO-Youth Choices Outdoor Education Programme ECO-Youth Choices outdoor education programme offers young people at risk of drug misuse, the opportunity to explore the natural environment and their own potential through recreational, educational, fun and interactive activities. These are stand alone days and are delivered in a number of outdoor settings including woodlands and beaches. Other: • FETAC L3 in Community Participation • Drug Prevention Training for Trainers (See trainings for further details on these)


Youth For Sustainable Development

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.

Programme Events  Peer Education Programme (see pg 17 for details) Youth Events: 5th March - ESD Exploratory Event Trainings* (See training section for details): Youth Work and Sustainability Training Peer Education for Sustainable Development FETAC L5 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

Peer Education Programme 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 as 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

What?

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

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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