Sea Synergy has instigated and is involved in lots of different environmental projects and organises environmental events such as:
Iveragh Learning Landscapes every Autumn
Iveragh Learning Landscapes is a weekend of talks, walks and workshops encompassing local natural and built heritage, outdoor education, land stewardship, and well-being. Based in the beautiful Iveragh peninsula between the villages of Waterville and Caherdaniel, workshops will take place both indoors in various venues and outdoors in some of the most spectacular locations in the area, including Derrynane National Park and Lough Currane in Waterville. Workshop topics range from, sand dune ecology, herbal medicine and identifying and cooking edible seaweeds to Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, Forest Schools, ocean literacy and how to use the outdoors as an educational tool. Guided walks include visits to local rock art sites, a trip to church island on lough Currane and a Dark skies evening event.
Sea Synergy promotes the work of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) through presentations and reporting of whale and dolphin sightings locally and on offshore research trips. The IWDG is dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Irish waters. The group was founded in 1990 to establish an Irish stranding and sighting scheme and to campaign for the declaration of Irish territorial waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary. Just six months later, in June 1991, the Irish Government declared all Irish waters to be a whale and dolphin sanctuary… the first of its kind in Europe. The IWDG is a broad mix of conservationists, whale watchers, researchers, educators and, above all, people who are passionate about marine wildlife and cetaceans in particular.
A Choirean Coastcare
Organizing beach cleans on local Waterville beaches and raising awareness of local marine heritage and wildlife and the importance of the ocean through signage and workshops. Also started the two-minute beach clean initiative locally and provide resources for public beach cleans. Helped with the plans and application for the Green Coast Award for Waterville beach. Waterville beach was awarded a Green Flag in June 2017.
Sea Synergy founder Lucy was a co-founder of the Irish Basking Shark project and first female scientist in Ireland to tag a basking shark. The project is interested in the spatial and temporal distribution of basking sharks in Ireland and conservation of the species.