2261 PRIMARY: EXPLORING IRELAND'S SEASHORE THROUGH SCIENCE, MATHS, GEOGRAPHY, ENGLISH AND ART
The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to develop ocean literacy amongst primary school children, teachers and educators in Ireland, enabling them to understand the oceans influence on us and our influence on the ocean.
Our course aims include:
Educate teachers so as to increase and improve the delivery of teaching and learning marine subjects in primary schools. This will be achieved using a range of pedagogical skills, approaches and methodologies that can be used in the classroom.
Engage with teachers providing an innovative teaching approach, ensuring marine literacy is accessible and relevant to the Irish primary school curriculum, including structure and content that is closely aligned to the English Literacy, Numeracy, and SESE curriculum 1999.
Empower teachers with becoming ocean literate ensuring they are engaged marine citizens by developing their content knowledge. This will help them positively contribute to understanding the importance of the ocean; be able to communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way; and make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.
Collaborate with teachers to form an ocean literate network around Ireland. During the course provide marine experiences and inspiration for teachers, regarding the development of marine skills, promoting marine sustainability, as well as research, technology, development and innovation in the marine sector.
Promote dialogue and public engagement with teachers during the course in order to influence the development of education materials for use in their classroom and SSE.
Gavin Bettlestone M.A Outdoor Education, University of Worcester (2015-2018). B.A (Hons) Outdoor Education, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (2010-2014). Leave No Trace Advanced Trainer (2016). FETAC Level 6 Outdoor Activity Instruction (2007-2008). Leave No Trace Ireland Corporate/Schools Program Facilitator (April 2018 – Present); Design and Delivery of Human Impact & Environmental Awareness Programs. Outward Bound Hong Kong, Senior Program Coordinator, (2014-2018); Design and Delivery of AEE accredited Experiential Education programs based at the sea including school, corporate and teacher training programs.
Glen Power Environmental Education Officer at The Heritage Council & Oceanic’s Surf School and Marine Education Centre from May 2011 to present. Conducted Habitat Surveys of the Tramore and Dungarvan environs. Mapped all habitats using Garmin GPS and mapped using MapInfo GIS software to include documenting in metadata. Co-author a published brochure titled, “Tramore Wildlife and Habitats” which lists and describes the plants and wildlife habitats in Tramore and environs. Recreation & Amenity Trails Development Programme (FETAC 5) - Dunhill Eco-Centre, 2014. Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Level 7) – Waterford Institute of Technology, 2011
|Course Date||01-07-2019 9:30 am|
|Course End Date||05-07-2019 2:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||29-04-2019|
|Cut off date||11-06-2019 4:00 pm|
|Speaker||GLEN POWER & GAVIN BETTLESTONE|
|Location||Holy Cross Primary School, Tramore|
|Attachment||EXPLORING IRELANDS SEASHORE THROUGH SCIENCE MATHS GEOGRAPHY ENGLISH AND ART.pdf|