Sea Synergy is happy to have run the Explorers Education Programme in Kerry since 2016. The programme has been very successful and well-received by schools around the county.
Through Sea Synergy, we are able to offer three project modules: Irish Whales and Dolphins, Irish Marine Biodiversity, and Ocean Literacy. The project modules include a presentation, demonstration, and in-class experiments led by our Education Officers. Following this, the class has 4 weeks to develop a project centred around the subject they discussed with the Education Officer. In the past, projects have ranged from posters, presentations, and skits to shoebox dioramas and more.
We also offer in-class aquariums as well in which a class keeps a small aquarium with seashore animals (starfish, crabs, anemones, fish, etc.). The children will learn all about these animals that are commonly found in rock pools around Ireland as well as be responsible for feeding them and cleaning the filters for the tank.
The final module Sea Synergy offers is a Seashore Safari module, which is a full-day (4-hour) trip to the seashore. During this field trip, students will have the chance to play ocean education games on the shore, look for animals in the rock pools, learn about the effects of marine litter, make beach art, and more!
Due to the high demand of this programme, we ask that interested teachers fill out the Letter and Application to participate.
SEE WHAT OUR TEACHERS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM!
The children loved seeing the creatures and shells – some children never get taken to the seaside or beach. We loved every workshop. The projects were great for their confidence & learning. – Teacher, Lisselton NS.
This was a very worthwhile experience for the children. They really engaged with the content and deepened their understanding of marine life. It was a very enjoyable learning experience. – Teacher, St. Finian’s NS.
Thank you for providing this service, it’s highly valuable. The children have huge respect & interest in marine life & the ocean now after the programme. –Teacher, Lisselton NS.
Course was excellent – looking forward to the Seashore Safari! – Teacher, Glenderry NS.