Community partnership Corrib Beo has initiated a series of educational field trips as part of its mission to promote the sustainable development of the Lough Corrib catchment in the west.
During the first field trip, the Coláiste Iognáid students joined Stewart and Eco Advocate course leader Jen Cunningham on the banks of the waterway, where Stewart discussed the importance of engaging with the key environmental themes of biodiversity, climate change, circular economy and water/air Pollution.
A water quality sampling session was led by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology marine biology students, Molly Curran and Joseph Donnelly.
Galway National City Park founder Brendan ‘Speedie’ Smith, who is a committee member and content contributor to EcoEd4All, also spoke to students about the importance of the circular economy and the Galway National Park City initiative.
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Transition year (TY) students from Coláiste Iognáid participated in the first such field trip with architect, environmentalist and broadcaster Duncan Stewart.
The TY course, named Eco Advocates, is an initiative of EcoEd4All, the environmental pillar of Corrib Beo.
Corrib Beo is a coalition of communities, environmentalists and voluntary groups dedicated to the care protection and sustainable development of the Corrib, its catchment landscapes, rivers and canals.
All-island Schools 4 Climate Action is an initiative between Co-operation Ireland, EcoEd4All, EANI the Education Authority for NI and Alison to enhance environmental education, foster cross-border collaboration and to implement seemingly impossible actions through changing mindsets, policies, and results.
Ireland has been identified as one of the Top 5 countries by The Guardian to survive global societal collapse. All-island Schools 4 Climate Action is making environmental education accessible and freely available to all students, parents, teachers, and citizens, to promote awareness, understanding, and encourage behavioural change by communicating small, practical actions that can be implemented immediately.
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Transition Year Students’
Eco Advocate Course launches at Wildlands for 2022
An EXCITING collaboration was officially launched last weekend between EcoEd4All and Wildlands, offering Transition Year Students a half-day place-based learning course entitled ‘Eco Advocate’, at the state-of-the-art facilities at Wildlands in Moycullen Galway.
The Eco Advocate course will provide students and teachers alike, the opportunity to connect directly with and explore some of the EcoEd4All environmental themes of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water/Air Pollution and Circular Economy in an outdoor setting.
Eco Advocate will enable Transition Year students to become involved in a youth advocacy capacity to bring added value to their TY programme throughout the year. The course allows students the opportunity to work in a fun and interactive environment, empowering students to take on leadership roles and deliver their findings on the day, and all within the stunning outdoor classroom at Wildlands.
Wildlands offers the perfect natural backdrop welcoming students and teachers to the waters and the wild with over 20 acres of mature woodlands, overlooking Ballyquirke Lake, and nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way at the gateway to Connemara. With a myriad of outdoor and indoor activities, the course caters for all seasons. Outdoor field sessions will be followed by a fun activity as part of the Eco Advocate course offering at Wildlands. For further details about getting your Transition Year students involved and to make booking enquiries for course dates, running from mid January to end of May 2022, please directly contact;
Fast forward to 4:19 to listen to Dr Gordon Bromley.
We have planted over 700 native trees so far in Lough Atalia as a corrective action.
Here is a picture from Saturdays planting with groups linked to the Galway National Park City.
We had a very well attended webinar for science teachers in Galway this evening, 22nd of March. It was hosted by Ms Veronica McCauley. Great participation. Thanks to everyone who attended and many thanks to Veronica.
This new and exciting initiative is to have Galway city recognised as a National Park City, by achieving a Greener, Bluer, Healthier, Safer, Beautiful, Sustainable, Equitable, Harmonious and Wilder environment where people value, benefit from, and are strongly connected to the rest of Nature. www.galwaynationalparkcity.com
The designation of “National Park City” was formally launched in July 2019 by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan when the capital of England and of the United Kingdom became the first city in the world to claim this status. Check out https://www.nationalparkcity.london/
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