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Sea Synergy Education (Youth & Students)

Sea Synergy facilitates student and youth workshops for language schools, universities, colleges and secondary students that are looking for a meaningful experience that will allow their students to discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way as well as marine careers, conservation, STEM, leadership, and team-building skills. Workshops can be tailored to your group’s needs and include outdoor activities and an indoor interactive experience in our Sea Life Exhibition. We also operate a summer internship program for students who are looking to gain experience in marine education and research.


Sea Synergy offers fun and interactive learning for both primary and secondary school students in the form of cross-curricular workshops in the outdoors, in the Sea Life Exhibition, or a visit to the school.

We work with the Marine Institute on the Marine Explorers Programme for primary schools in Kerry and with the Heritage Council’s Heritage in Schools Programme nationwide.

Our workshops introduce your students to the exciting sea life that lives in Irish waters. All our workshops also have a sustainability and conservation message that encourages environmental stewardship. Contact Sea Synergy if you would like your school to participate in one of our exciting workshops! Additionally, workshops can be tailored to your specific needs. Topics covered include: Biodiversity, Water Conservation, Marine Life in Ireland, Leave No Trace, Irish Whales and Dolphins, Shark Tales, Be the Solution to Ocean Plastic Pollution, and more.

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“My daughter went on her playschool tour to Derrynane and enjoyed learning all about marine life and dolphins. She loved it and really enjoyed all the little touch pools thanks again, Lucy.” – Veronica

“I had a good time, Lucy really knows her stuff and she told me facts about crabs that I never knew, even though I have grown up by the sea and always spend time looking in rock pools!” – Tim, 13 years old

“Thank you very much Lucy, Derrynane cub scouts had a great evening!” – Catherine Fayen, Caherdaniel Cubscouts

“Just attended one of the best workshops ever, I am absolutely blown away with Lucy-An amazing ambassador for our Irish Waters. If you do anything this summer go down to Waterville and check out the Marine Awareness and activity center. We are so lucky to be living in Ireland. Sometimes we just need a good interpreter to open our eyes to what is literally right in front of us. You are guaranteed a Whale of a time!” – Bridie Garvey, Kerry ETB, Tour guiding course Jan 2016

“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this week’s Sea Camp. It was a brilliant mix of fun activities and practical experience along the beautiful Waterville coast. My daughter has come away with deeper knowledge about the fantastic variety of sealife that lies along and off the Kerry coast and also a greater understanding of how to help conserve it for future generations. Thanks to the course leaders for running an engaging and insightful camp. Keep up the good work!” – Dawn Maria Loughnane Edge, UK, July 2016

“Well done Lucy! It was an excellent workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Ar fheabhas! Go raibh maith agat” – Laoise Egan, Ballinskelligs N.S. Principal

“The feedback from the teachers and students to your talk was really positive. Would definitely like to get you back in again next year.” – Stephen Doherty, Cill Mhaintain Secondary School, Wicklow

“Our school really enjoyed your visit. The children learned lots of interesting information and facts about sea life. They loved the hands-on approach especially getting to hold the hermit crab!” – Maire Collins, Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry