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ECO-UNESCO Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation

ECO-UNESCO

Children and Young People’s Programmes 2013


ECO-UNESCO Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation

ECO-UNESCO Training 2013


CONTENTS

About ECO-UNESCO  The Greenhouse  ECO-UNESCO Training 

ECO-UNESCO’s Consultancy Work

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Accredited Courses (FETAC) FETAC Accredited Centre 7 Introduction to Sustainable Development  8 ECO-Community Development 9 NEW: Peer Education for Sustainable Development 9

Flip this book over for ECO-UNESCO events and activities for children and young people 4

Training Courses ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Environmental Education: Trends & Developments Environmental Education: Programme Development & Curriculum Links ECO-Watchers Training for Teachers and Leaders Youth Work & Sustainability Training Youth Leadership & ECO-Skills Leadership and Strategic Sustainable Development  ECO-Sustainability Award Training Drug Prevention Training for Trainers ECO-Community Garden Training

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ECO-UNESCO Opportunities

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Volunteering / Internships / TY Work Experience Supporting Our Work

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Eco-unesco ABOUT ECO-UNESCO training

About ECO-UNESCO 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 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

Our Mission:

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

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.

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The Greenhouse provides: educational events, trainings, workshops and programmes information and exhibitions on environmental, sustainability and related issues space for collaboration between ENGOs, government, children, young people, adults and green business rental facilities including meeting rooms, lecture and exhibition space

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ECO-UNESCO offers a wide range of programmes and services at The Greenhouse. These include:

children’s environmental workshops young people’s environmental events and programmes adult environmental and sustainability trainings conferences and seminars a chill out zone on the ground floor an information space an exhibition space


FACILITIES

Ground Floor

Exhibition space/Chill Out Zone

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Event space (facilitates up to 90 people) Our conference room can cater for up to 90 people in Dublin city centre.

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Meeting room (facilitates up to 20 people)

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ECO-UNESCO Training ECO-UNESCO provides environmental, sustainability and youth training for personal and continuous professional development (CPD) to a wide range of stakeholders including: young people, trainers within non-formal and formal education, professionals, public and private sector, teachers, community and business leaders, national and international (ENGOs), local authorities, architects, engineers, the media, the unemployed, academics and others with an interest in learning about sustainability. ECO-UNESCO provides both accredited and nonaccredited training courses. In addition to our training courses ECO-UNESCO offers an Alumni Network open for advice, support and networking to all past participants of our trainings. Our training courses are open to all. We offer special discounts for ECO-UNESCO members, people on social welfare payments and young people under 25.

As a youth organisation ECO-UNESCO offers all of our training courses to young people and we offer special discounts to those under the age of 25.

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ECO-UNESCO’s Consultancy Work ECO-UNESCO, as a specialist provider of accredited (FETAC) and non-accredited training courses, offers tailor made training courses on an in-house and outreach basis. ECOUNESCO has provided consultancy services for the Department of Education and Skills and Comhar Sustainable Development Council, among others. ECO-UNESCO has developed tailor made training courses for local authorities nationwide, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, local and regional partnerships, VECs and private and public agencies since 1986. ECO-UNESCO provides training consultancy in the following areas: sustainable Development environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (including curriculum links) ECO-Community Development strategic Sustainable Development ECO-Tourism and Community based Tourism media and Sustainability drug Misuse Prevention and Awareness Contact ECO-UNESCO at training@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491 for more details.


ECO-UNESCO offers a range of FETAC Accredited Awards.

FETAC Accredited Centre ECO-UNESCO is an accredited FETAC centre operating under the qualities and standards set out by FETAC, the National Awarding Body. ECO-UNESCO offers courses in the areas of sustainable development, environmental education and youth and community development. Courses are open to all interested in availing of flexible accreditation that can be used to enhance their learning experience and their professional development. ECO-UNESCO has become widely acknowledged as an expert training organisation in sustainability in Ireland. ECO-UNESCO is the leading provider of the flagship training course: Sustainable Development (FETAC Level 5 L22380). ECO-UNESCO designed and developed the module in 2005 and has run the course with over 1,000 students across Ireland. ECO-UNESCO also provide an ECO-Community Development (FETAC Level 3 L3NF2951) module and Peer Education for Sustainable Development (FETAC Level 5 E20148) module.

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Accredited Training Courses FETAC

Progression Paths: How can I use my FETAC accreditation?

ECO-UNESCO’s Sustainable Development (FETAC L22380), ECO-UNESCO’s ECO-Community Development (FETAC Level 3 L3NF2951) and ECOUNESCO’s Peer Education for Sustainable Development (FETAC Level 5 E20148) can be used as foundation modules for FETAC Major Awards.

National Qualification Framework: Showing the level of fully accredited training provided.

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Introduction to Sustainable Development (FETAC Accredited Module – Level 5 L22380) Designed and developed by ECO-UNESCO in 2005 What?

Assessment:

This course develops an understanding of concepts such as sustainability, quality of life, sustainable communities and carrying capacity. It builds awareness of the links between the environment, society and the economy, education for sustainable development and develops skills of analysis (auditing). Learners facilitate a workshop on an environmental issue of their choice incorporating education for sustainable development methodologies, carry out a project on the life cycle analysis of a product and complete a group project on developing a sustainable community.

Learners have to complete one individual project, one group project and facilitate a workshop.

By the end of the training participants will: acquire a general knowledge and understanding of the term sustainable development develop an awareness of the interactions between society, economics and the environment at a local and global level develop skills of problem solving, critical thinking and systems thinking skills of data recording, analysis and evaluation (e.g. environmental auditing and indicator development) develop communication and facilitation skills

Who? Anyone interested in learning more about sustainable development including: professionals, local authorities, businesses, teachers, youth leaders, community workers, young people under 25 and the general public.

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

How Long and When? The course consists of 25 contact hours. OPTION 1: 10-Week Course Dates Thursday Evenings 7th March 2013–16th May 2013 || 26th September 2013–28th November 2013 Time 6:30pm–9:00pm OPTION 2: Intensive Course Dates 22nd–23rd February 2013 AND 22nd–23rd March 2013 26th–27th April 2013 AND 24th–25th May 2013 19th–20th July 2013 AND 16th–17th August 2013 4th–5th October 2013 AND 8th–9th November 2013 Times Fridays 2:00pm - 7:30pm || Saturdays 10:00am–7:00pm ECO-UNESCO also runs this course for groups on request. Please contact us for details.

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This course provides you with a Minor FETAC Level 5 Award and provides you with 1 credit of a FETAC Level 5 Major Award Certificate.

How much? €200 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, *un-waged, young people under 25; €220 Voluntary and Community Sector; €240 Statutory *Funding options are available for jobseekers (contact us for details)

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


ECO-Community Development (FETAC Accredited Module - Level 3 N2908)

NEW: Peer Education for Sustainable Development (FETAC Accredited Module – Level 5 E20148) What?

This course develops an understanding of community development and explores community development principles including empowerment, participation and sustainability in theory and in practice. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge, know how, skill and competence for meaningful community participation within a range of community contexts through a mix of learning activities.

The course explores peer education principles and practice with a thematic focus on sustainable development. Participants will learn about peer education theory and approach in a thought provoking manner utilising class room, experiential and inquiry based learning techniques. Participants will explore local and global themes including sustainable consumption, climate justice, resource extraction, poverty reduction, promoting cultural diversity, trade justice and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Participants will be equipped with knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively implement ECO-UNESCO’s established Youth for Sustainable Development Peer Education Programme in their own youth groups or communities.

By the end of the training participants will: acquire a general knowledge and understanding of the term community development develop an awareness, knowledge and understanding of community development principles both in theory and in practice develop skills of problem solving, critical thinking, relational thinking, decision making/consequence learning and self awareness develop practical analytical skills through the mapping of a community develop communication, project planning and facilitation skills

Who?

Who?

Anyone interested in learning about how to empower young people to become active citizens for sustainable development through the positive use of peer relationships including youth leaders, community workers, teachers and young people.

Anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding in community development.

Where?

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and on-site (nationwide).

When? The course consists of 25 contact hours. 10-Week Course Dates Wednesday Evenings 1st May–10th July 2013 Time 6:30pm–9:00pm

Assessment: Learners have to complete project work. This course provides you with a Minor FETAC Level 3 Award and provides you with 1 credit of a FETAC Level 3 Major Award Certificate.

ECO-UNESCO @ the Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When? The course consists of 25 contact hours. Intensive Course Dates 18th–19th October AND 22nd–23rd November Time Fridays 2:00 pm–7:30 pm/Saturdays 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Assessment Learners will complete a facilitation project, formal assignment and personal learner record. This course provides you with a Minor FETAC L5 Award and 1 credit of a Major FETAC L5 Award.

How much?

€200 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged*, young people under 25; €220 Voluntary and Community Sector; €240 Statutory *Funding options are available for job-seekers (contact us for details).

€200 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, *un-waged, young people under 25; €220 Voluntary and Community Sector; €240 Statutory *Funding options are available for job-seekers (contact us for details).

How do I book?

How do I book?

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

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

How much?

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Training Courses ECO-UNESCO provides a range of short courses for both personal and continuous professional development. All participants of short courses receive ECO-UNESCO certificates.

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 6 Steps to Success Training

What?

A half day workshop to equip young people, teachers and youth leaders with the skills to carry out an environmental action projects using ECO-UNESCO’s ‘6 steps to success’ approach. Participants will learn how to identify environmental issues, to carry out a project and to communicate and raise awareness about environmental issues. The workshop will also look at curriculum links, CSPE action projects, as well as highlighting the diverse range of skills young people learn throughout ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalists Awards process. Skills include: project planning; team work; communication; critical thinking; researching; active citizenship and many more.

Who?

Young people (aged 10–18), teachers, youth leaders and anyone interested in participating in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards.

Where?

Regional training sessions take place throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. A limited number of workshops and information sessions are available from September–November 2013 for registered groups.

When?

Contact yea@ecounesco.ie for full details or to arrange your training/workshop. Time: depending on groups needs 40 mins–3 hour sessions available.

How Much? Free for ECO-UNESCO members who have registered a group to participate in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Programme.

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

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Environmental Education Course 1: Trends and Developments

Programme Development & Curriculum Links

What?

This short course introduces the concept of environmental education, what it is and how you can incorporate it into your work using activities developed by ECO-UNESCO.

This short course explores ways to plan, develop and integrate environmental education methodologies within different curriculum frameworks and/or in alignment with specific learning outcomes.

By the end of the training participants will: understand what environmental education is know how environmental education complements teaching as well as engaging the wider public in environmental issues understand how environmental education complements youth work be able to apply environmental education in theory and in practice be aware of the latest trends and developments in environmental education and education for sustainable development

By the end of the training participants will: be able to identify relevant curriculum links to environmental education activities understand how to engage and motivate young people to learning about the environment within different curriculum frameworks know how to plan, develop and deliver environmental education activities and link them to a variety curriculum subjects be inspired to engage young people in exploring environmental issues through interactive learning and critical thinking.

Who? Teachers, youth and community leaders, Environmental Awareness officers and anyone else interested in learning more about environmental education.

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

When? Dates Thursday 4th April 2013 22nd August 2013 Time 10:00am–4:00pm

On demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much? €70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100 Package Offer Discount: Book Environmental Education Course 1 & 2 for only €120

Who?

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Environmental Education Course 2:

Teachers, youth and community leaders, Environmental Awareness Officers and anyone else interested in learning more about environmental education.

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and on-site (Nationwide)

When? Dates Friday 5th April 2013 23rd August 2013 Time 10:00am–4:00pm

On demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much?

How do I book?

€70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory, Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100 Package Offer Discount: Book Environmental Education Course 1 & 2 for only €120

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

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

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ECO-Watchers Training for Teachers and Leaders What? ECO-Watchers training for teachers and leaders provide participants with the skills and expertise to encourage critical thinking in young people as they investigate practical solutions to environmental challenges. These training courses introduce environmental education and help teachers and leaders to integrate ECO-Watchers themes into their work with young people. Hands on experiential learning and values education lies at the heart of these training programmes which are readily transferable to the class room. ECO-Watchers training programmes are available on the following themes:

Training Programmes

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Waste Watchers focuses on understanding waste consumption and how participants can address this issue by introducing practical sustainable solutions into their daily lives. In addition it provides participants with the skills to engage young people in environmental action projects on waste and sustainability. Energy Watchers provides participants with the knowledge and skills to explore the concepts relating to energy consumption. The course enables target groups to encourage critical thinking in young people and to encourage them to investigate practical solutions to the energy challenge. Climate Watchers explores the climate change challenge, related issues and possible responses with participants. The course equips participants with knowledge and skills to provide for hands on climate change education in the classroom.

By the end of the training participants will: understand what environmental education is know how environmental education complements class room teaching in relation to energy, climate and waste education be familiar with environmental education methodologies be inspired to engage young people in exploring ECO-Watchers themes through interactive learning and critical thinking know how to facilitate an environmental action project with young people

Who? Teachers, youth leaders, educators, community workers and all those who want to learn how to work with others on issues of waste, energy and climate change.

Where? ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2 and on-site (nationwide)

When? Date This course is available for group booking on request. Please contact us for further information and bookings. Time 10:00am–4:00pm

How much? On request

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


Youth Work & Sustainability Training

In this short course participants learn about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) methodologies along with practical activities to integrate ESD into youth work. By the end of the training participants will: understand concepts and principles related to sustainable development and education for sustainable development be aware of values inherent to sustainable development develop a knowledge of environmental and global issues be able to access further resources to support the use of ESD methods in youth work explore people’s views of the developed and developing worlds

Who?

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Educators, youth workers, teachers, community educators and anyone with an interest in learning more about education for sustainable development.

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

When? Date Thursday 18th April 2013 10th October 2013 This course is also available on alternative dates for group bookings on request. Time 10:00am–4:00pm

How much? €70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

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

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Youth Leadership & ECO-Skills How to set up an ECO-UNESCO Club

What? This course upskills youth leaders and peer educators and those who wish to set up an ECO-UNESCO Club with the necessary skills to run their own club with peers and/or young people. By the end of the training participants will: Know how to set up and run an ECO-UNESCO Club Have developed youth leadership skills Know how to carry out an environmental action project with peers/ young people Have developed transferrable skills

Who? Teachers, youth leaders, young people and anyone interested in setting up an ECO-UNESCO Club.

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

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Leadership and Strategic Sustainable Development What? This training course focuses on how to take leadership in planning for sustainable development. The programme is of particular relevance to those wishing to build and take strategic actions on a personal, organisational, business and/or community level toward sustainable development. By the end of the training participants will: know how to take leadership in strategic sustainable development be aware of basic sustainability principles (Natural step framework system conditions) know how to undertake a baseline assessment know how to evaluate actions in relation to sustainability principles–(Back casting) know how to facilitate planning for solutions and actions to meet the sustainability challenge and be able to prioritise actions be introduced to the ECO-Sustainability Award for Youth and Community Organisations, and know how to apply the steps to your organisation

Who? Youth leaders, teachers, leaders in community organisations, schools, businesses and any other interested parties.

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

Date Tuesday 15th October 2013

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How much?

Dates Wednesday 17th April 2013 27th November 2013 Time 10:00am–4:00pm

This course is free to those who register as an ECO-UNESCO Club or already run an ECO-UNESCO Club

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

On demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much? €70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

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

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ECO-Sustainability Award Training

The ECO-Sustainability Award is an awards scheme run by ECO-UNESCO that rewards, recognises and encourages organisations working towards sustainability. This course provides a practical approach on how organisations can become more sustainable and introduces groups to the ECO-Sustainability Award Programme. The ECO-Sustainability Award aims to encourage youth and community organisations to become more sustainable by providing organisations with training, on-going support and a practical toolkit (using the Millennium Development Goals and Comhar’s Principles of Sustainable Development). The ECO-Sustainability Award Programme is a great opportunity for groups to be recognised for not only their environmental initiatives but all the great things they do around celebrating diversity, respecting cultural heritage and promoting democratic decision-making. By the end of the training participants will: Understand what the ECO-Sustainability Award is about and how the ECO-Sustainability Award steps can be applied to their organisation Understand the terms sustainable development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Understand the key principles of sustainable development Understand a whole organisation approach to sustainability and ESD Apply diagnostic tools to assess your organisation Understand how to facilitate your organisation’s progress towards becoming a sustainable youth or community organisation Training participants are encouraged to register their respective organisations for ECO-UNESCO’s ECO-Sustainability Awards programme

Who? Staff, volunteers and young leaders of youth and community organisations wishing to introduce the principles of sustainable development and education for sustainable development into their organisations.

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

When? Date Thursday 19th September 2013 Time 10:00 am–4:00 pm

On demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much? Special Rate - €50 membership fee for youth organisations (uncluding up to 5 people attending the training, site visits and on-going support) €45 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €50 Voluntary and Community Sector; (Fee subsidised by Irish Aid)

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

Introducing Environmental Education as a Resource

What? This short course explores an alternative approach to drug misuse prevention using environmental education as a resource for positive personal development of a young person. By the end of the training participants will be: confident in developing an alternative approach to drug misuse prevention through environmental education confident in facilitating life skill development in young people using interactive education methodologies and motivational activities able to facilitate personal development in young people through their engagement with the environment (practical project work) confident and able to use the ECO-CHOICES resource pack (incl. in training fee)

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Drug Prevention Training for Trainers

Who? Community workers and youth workers. This training is particularly suited for those working with “at-risk” young people and SPHE teachers.

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

When? Dates Tuesday 9th April 2013 1st October 2013 Time 10:00am–4:00pm

How much? €70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory (Fee includes ECO-Choices Resource pack) Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

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

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ECO-Community Garden Training

What? This short course provides a practical and interactive introduction to ECO-Community Gardens. By the end of the training participants will: understand the advantages of an ECO-Community Garden to the local and global environment identify the benefits of an ECO-Community Garden project in relation to empowering and educating youth/community groups be familiar with activities to engage and motivate youth/community groups in environmental awareness and learning have skills to undertake the steps of the action plan and to design, create and maintain an ECO-Community Garden with youth/community groups be able to apply low budget, re-used and recycled materials in creation of ECO-Community Garden be inspired to engage youth/community groups in undertaking action in their locality through interactive learning and critical thinking

Who? Anyone interested in learning more about setting up a community garden.

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

When? Dates 13th March 2013 15th October 2013 Time 10:00am–4:00pm On demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much? €70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25; €80 Voluntary and Community Sector; €90 Statutory Special Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

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

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VOLUNTEERING

Transition year work experience

ECO-UNESCO’s Volunteer Programme is a chance for adults and under 25s from across Ireland to get involved with our programmes and services and gain valuable experience around working with young people for environmental conservation.

ECO-UNESCO offers short work experience placements to Transition Year students. Students gain valuable hands-on work experience as well as learning more about youth work and the environment. Advanced booking is recommended for this popular programme.

Become an ECO-Leader with our ECO-Leader programme providing volunteering opportunities to those who want to help run ECO-UNESCO clubs, support ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards groups or assist with any ECO-UNESCO programme in Ireland.

Support our work

Register online on www.ecounesco.ie or contact info@ecounesco.ie

Internships ECO-UNESCO offers a number of 3-6 month internships in a range of exciting disciplines. These placements offer exceptional work experience as well as the satisfaction of making a difference for Ireland’s young people and the environment.

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ECO-UNESCO OPPORTUNITIES

ECO-UNESCO is a non-profit organisation and relies on your support to build and develop our environmental awareness programmes for Ireland’s young people.

Become a member Make a donation Provide sponsorship Become a friend Leave a legacy See www.ecounesco.ie to find out how you can support ECO-UNESCO ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2. ECO-UNESCO is a registered Irish charity (Charity no. CHY 7225).

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CALENDAR 2013 Sections

Sun-Sat

National Tree Week

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ISD FETAC L5 10 week

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Fri

Munster Eco Den

Training

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Tue

Ulster Eco Den

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

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Wed

Connaught Eco Den

ECO-Explorers Kids Holiday Camps

20-21

Wed-Thu

Leinster Eco Den

Young Environmentalists Awards (YEA)

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Tue

ECO-Community Garden Training

ECO-Youth Events

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Fri

World Water Day

Youth for Sustainable Development & Peer Education Programme

April 2013

Exhibitions @ the Greenhouse

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

02-05

Tue-Fri

Eco-Explorers Easter Camp

January 2013

04

Thu

Environmental Education: Trends and Developments

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

05

Fri

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

Environmental Education: Programme development & Curriculum links

Exhibition

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef (All Year)

09

Tue

Drug Prevention Training for Trainers (ECO-CHOICES)

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Wed

Leadership and Strategic Development

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Thu

Youthwork & Sustainability Training

February 2013 Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

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Mon

International Mother Earth Day

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

26-27

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC L5 Intensive (Block 1)

Exhibition

ECO-UNESCO Clubs in Action Showcase

05

Sat

World Wetlands Day

May 2013

22

Fri

YEA Project Submission Deadline

March 2013

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3-9 07

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

Exhibition

Young Environmentalist Awards Exhibition (May - June)

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

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Wed

ECO Community Development 10 week

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

22

Wed

YEA Showcase and Awards Ceremony 2013

Exhibition

ECO-UNESCO InterACTION Exhibition

22

Wed

International Biodiversity Day 2012

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Exploratory Event: Decade of ESD

24-25

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC Level 5 Intensive (Block 2)

Tue


June 2013 Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

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Thu

ECO Sustainability Award Training

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

22

Sun

Car Free Day

Exhibition

Global Citizenship Photo Exhibition

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Thu

ISD FETAC Level 5 10 Week

05

Wed

World Environment Day

October 2013

ECO Teen Summer Camp

Weekly

TBC

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

July 2013

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

TBC

Young Environmentalist Awards Training

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

01

Tues

Drug Prevention Training for Trainers (ECO-CHOICES)

Weekly

ECO-Explorers Summer Camp

04-05

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC L5 Intensive (Block 1)

02

Mon

ECO-Watchers Training Week for Teachers & Leaders (Primary)

07

Mon

World Habitat Day

Thur

Youth Work & Sustainability Training

08-12

Mon-Fri

Energy Watchers Workshop

10

19-20

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC Level 5 (Block 1)

15

Tues

ECO Community Garden Training

ECO Teen Summer Camp

15

Tues

Youth Leadership & ECO Skills

18-19

Fri-Sat

Peer Education for Sustainable Development Intensive (Block1)

29-01

ECO-Explorers Hallowe’en Camp (Oct - Nov)

TBC

August 2013 Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

12

Mon

ECO-Explorers Summer Camp

November 2013 Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

TBC

National Youth ECO-Forum

08-09

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC L5 Intensive (Block 2)

10

Sun

Tree Day

22-23

Fri-Sat

Peer Education for Sustainable Development Intensive (Block2)

27

Wed

Leadership & Strategic Sustainable Development

September 2013

29

Fri

YEA 2013 Registration Deadline

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

December 2013

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

Weekly

Green Teen Youth Club || Green Trails || Workshops || ECO-Kids Parties

Exhibition

Young Environmentalist Awards Exhibition

Weekly

Peer Education Meetings and Events

16-17

Fri-Sat

ISD FETAC Level 5 (Block 2)

19

Mon

ECO-Explorers Summer Camp

19-23

Mon-Fri

ECO-Teen Summer Camp

22

Thu

Environmental Education Trends & Developments

23

Fri

Environmental Education Programme Development & Curriculum Links

19

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