Explorers Education Programme
Irish Sailing have worked closely with the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme over the past few years, as it compliments the Cara na Mara training programme and our close connection with caring and understanding our environment for a sustainable sport.
The Explorers Education Programme is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from established outreach centres in the Republic of Ireland to take part in a pilot for an outreach training programme to deliver marine education modules in primary schools.
The pilot will be delivered from November 2019 – March 2020. Spaces are limited and those interested must submit their Expression of Interest applications by THURSDAY 24TH OF OCTOBER AT 5PM.
The EOI Application is available from Galway Atlantaquaria website. For more information about the Explorers Education Programme see www.explorers.ie.
This pilot may be of interest to centres that have are keen to deliver marine themed projects in schools, or may wish to apply to become an official Explorers Education Programme centre in the future, so links up well with any Irish Sailing Clubs or Centres that are catering for school groups.
Counties of interest may include outreach located in Louth, North / South Dublin, Wexford and Limerick. Outreach centres from other counties are also encouraged to apply.
Galway Atlantaquaria, run the Explorers outreach programmes in schools in Galway and are responsible for the support services of the Explorers Education Programme. The Galway team have an extensive knowledge and experience in providing marine outreach, working closely with teachers, school children and training formal educators of how to introduce marine themes on the primary school curriculum. The Explorers Education Programme is funded by the Marine Institute and its strategic development is managed by the Camden Education Trust.