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ECO-UNESCO Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation

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ECO-UNESCO’s DPSM Workshops delivered @ St. Andrew St, Dublin 2 or as outreach to your school! Learn about: •Field studies



•Green trails

•Flora and fauna

•Conservation •Natural heritage

1) Junior ECO-Action Environmental Workshop Programme (Junior Infants-6th class; 1.5 hour/workshop, €120/class, Outreach available) There are 7 themed workshops available in this programme: Waste, Trees, Biodiversity, Water, Energy, World and Climate Change. All workshops are age appropriate and can be tailored to specific age groups.

2) Junior Urban Ecology Days (Junior Infants-6th class; 2.5/3 hour workshop, €160/class) Explore green spaces in Dublin city centre and learn about urban ecology and the city’s biodiversity. Students learn practical scientific skills for identifying species of native plants and animals and how to protect and conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.

3) Junior Biodiversity Trail (5th-6th class; 2 hour workshop, €160/class) Starting at “the Greenhouse”, this trail covers St. Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square. This innovative tour of Dublin city’s wildlife hotspots allows students to embark on a journey of discovery and explore nature, wildlife and biodiversity in the heart of the city. You can also add on a guided tour of the Natural History Museum to this trail.

4) Junior ECO-Watchers Environmental Workshop Programme (4-6th class; 3.5 hour/workshop, €260/class, Outreach available) There are 3 themed workshops available in this programme: Waste Watchers, Energy Watchers and Climate Watchers. All are age appropriate and can be tailored to specific age groups.

5) Junior Sustainability Programme (5th-6th class; 2 hour workshop, €160/class, Outreach available)

This programme is based on COMHAR Primary School’s Sustainability Toolkit. The toolkit can be made available in whole, or adapted in part as a resource for DPSM teachers. It is a practical programme which has been developed to assist schools to integrate sustainable development into daily school life. All ECO-UNESCO workshops can cater for up to 30 students.

Delivery of Workshops Workshops 1, 4, 6 are available as outreach to schools. All workshops can take place at ECO-UNESCO’s headquarters in Dublin city centre. Easily accessed by public transport, this makes it the perfect location for your class to visit a number of Dublin’s free museums, galleries and other attractions after the trip. ECO-UNESCO will supply any required equipment materials for the workshop. Teacher’s notes will be supplied for use in the classroom.

Curriculum Links SESE/Science Strand Units: Energy and forces. Environmental awareness and care. Materials. Working scientifically. Designing and making. SESE/Science Curriculum Skills: Working scientifically. Designing and making. Maths Strand Units: Numbers, Algebra, Data. Maths Curriculum Skills: Applying and problem solving. Communicating and expressing. Reasoning. Implementing. Understanding and recalling. Note: Specific curriculum strand units and curriculum skills vary for each workshop. Please contact ECO-UNESCO if you require further information about the curriculum links of any individual workshop.

Spring 2013 Promotion • Bookings made in March and April will receive a free ‘4Seasons’ environmental resource pack • 10% discount when your school books more than 1 workshop!

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Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS:

ECO-UNESCO, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2 tel. +353 1 6625491 fax. +353 1 6625493 email. ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO clubs, centres and associations (WFUCA). eco-unesco is a registered charity (Charity No. CHY 7225)

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

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

Irish Environmental Network