School Projects

Learning about our Marine Habitats and Species

Learning about our Marine Habitats and Species

The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme engages with primary schools, teachers, children and the education network in introducing and inspiring the adoption of marine themes into the primary school curriculum. Over 12,000 children and 500 teachers are...

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Trailblazer ‘Primary School Science’ Project, 2002-2005

Trailblazer ‘Primary School Science’ Project, 2002-2005

In January 2002, the Galway Education Centre rolled out the ‘Fionn’ project to 35 Galway city and county schools, a government-funded programme to prepare teachers for the introduction of science into the Irish primary curriculum in September 2004. Science as a...

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Cathair na Gaillimhe 2002, Truailliú San Aer?

Cathair na Gaillimhe 2002, Truailliú San Aer?

In early 2002, Scoil Iognáid produced a Fionn film entitled ‘Cathair na Gaillimhe 2002, Truailliú San Aer?/Pollution in the Air of Galway city 2002?’. The young scientists involved undertook detailed surveys of Galway’s road users including on how children travelled...

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Mute Swan of Claddagh 2004

Mute Swan of Claddagh 2004

In the spring and summer of 2004, the 6th class of St. Nicholas National School produced ‘The Mute Swan of the Claddagh’, a film documentary for the Fionn Primary School project on the life cycle of this iconic bird. Over a period of few months, the children and their...

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Learning about our Biodiversity through the Celtic Calendar

Learning about our Biodiversity through the Celtic Calendar

Carmel Brennan of the EcoEd4All team has produced a lovely educational guide packed with scientific and heritage information, projects and quizzes for primary school children to learn about the cycles of nature through the Celtic festivals. This guide will show how...

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Heritage Trails in Terryland Forest Park

Heritage Trails in Terryland Forest Park

Heritage Trails in Terryland Forest Park A series of trails are been developed in Terryland Forest Park as part of an Outdoor Classroom ethos and as a visitor attraction for the city. These developments are designed to make Irish people aware that today’s large scale...

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