Explorers Primary Marine Science

March 2022 - In Person Primary Marine Science Workshops - Fully Booked

What's Involved ?

The Explorers programme consists of two elements:

  • The first is a workshop at Lifetime Lab (approx 90 min), children will engage in marine themed hands on activities, from which the class will prepare a small project to be showcased during school visit. Workshop dates at Lifetime Lab are available from March 21st to April 4th.  
  • The second is a school visit by our Explorers Education officer to meet the class who will present and discuss their project work. School visits will take place in May.

Both visits will involve fun curriculum linked activities assessing the student’s ocean literacy from which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion and also count as a step towards achieving the Discover Primary Science & Maths Award.

Curriculum Links 

The Explorers Education Programme aims to integrate marine themes as closely as possible with lessons already taught in national schools through the Social Environment and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum and other cross-curricular subjects. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricular project work based on the project that has been selected.

The program is funded by the Marine Institute, co-ordinated by Galway Atlantaquaria and is therefore available at no cost to schools. This module is suitable for children of 4th classes, workshop dates are March 21st to April 4th with return school visits to assess projects taking place in over May.

Cost

This module is funded by the Marine Institute and is therefore free for schools to participate. Teachers participating in this module may be requested to engage in advance of online delivery to discuss individual requirements.

Booking Details

Download the Explorers "Workshop" booking form 

Sept 2021 - Virtual Explorers Primary Marine Science

Update Sept. 17th - Please note this programme is fully subscribed for term 1 

Whats Involved ?

The marine projects in class module consists of three online workshops delivered by our Explorers education officer.  The first workshop includes a fun activity introducing ocean literacy, an online seashore explore of Fountainstown Beach followed up with a fun quiz and creation of a mind map. The second workshop will go deeper into the biology of local sealife, engage in a show and tell and discuss ideas for the call project. The class will also receive "Explorers" education resources and be asked to undertake a project for the follow up workshops. During the last session the class will be provided the opportunity to present and discuss their project work to the education officer. All online workshops will involve fun activities assessing the student’s ocean literacy in which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion of the module.

Online Workshop Format

Week 1Seashore Explore, Quiz and Mind Map
Week 2Sealife Show and Tell and Project Ideas
Week 3 & 4Project Time
Week 4 or 5Project Presentation

Curriculum Links

The Explorers marine project in class module provides teachers with an opportunity to introduce their class to the importance of our marine environment and our ocean resource.  Projects may include a range of topics including: marine biodiversity - living things, caring for our marine environment - impacts of marine litter, marine technology - exploring our ocean, and our ocean wealth. Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricular project work based on the project that has been selected. This module is suitable for children of 5th and 6th classes.

Cost

This module is funded by the Marine Institute and is therefore free for schools to participate. Teachers participating in this module may be requested to engage in advance of online delivery to discuss individual requirements.

Booking Details

Download the Explorers "Projects in Class" booking form here

For additional information on any of the Lifetime Lab education programs please contact Lifetime Lab by email at lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or call 021 4941500

Follow the links for additional information on the Explorers Education Programme and the work of the Marine Institute.

The Explorers Education Programme™‌ is supported by the Marine Institute, and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.

Explorers Marine Science 2021

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