Eco Advocate 1 Day Course
There are lifelong benefits to getting Transition Year students involved in the TY Eco Advocate Course
The one-day Eco Advocate course which is based on the EcoEd4All programme themes, is a field trip experience that gives students the opportunity to connect directly with and explore the themes of Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water/Air Pollution and Circular Economy. This course will equip the student with a practical understanding of the core elements of the online EcoEd4All Course and enable them to become involved in a youth advocacy capacity to bring value to their TY programme and in their school. The course allows students the opportunity to work in a fun and interactive environment in the great outdoors.
- One half or full day field trip Located along the western bank of the stunning River Corrib. The outdoor session will commence at The Boathouse, Corrib Village Newcastle, Galway, and will incorporate a Biodiversity Trails or a Paddling Trail (season and weather dependant).
- The field trip will be facilitated by a Trail Leader and will involve exploring, surveying and recording local habitats and species, discussing and observing causes and effects of climate change and pollution on local ecosystems.
- All participants are to be given meaningful leadership roles and responsibility on the day and are expected to complete the online EcoEd4all themes upon completion of the field trip.
A stunning October day along the banks of the River Corrib with Dominican-College Galway and their Transition Year students doing the EcoEd4All’s newly launched Eco Advocates field trip course.
The students also took part in the Earthwatch DCU Water Institute by doing several water samples doing the banks of the river along the University of Galway’s Biodiversity Trail.
This research will also feed in to our Watersport4green project that will be ongoing this year for any TYs looking for an Eco project.
A huge thanks to Brendan ‘Speedy’ Smith for allocating us some fantastic equipment making us a Galway National Park City outdoor classroom.
And what a way to spend it on World Mental Health Day🌳💦