Online Explorers Primary "Marine Projects" in Class

For April, May and June 2021 online marine science workshops are available by the Explorers Education Team as part of the “Marine Projects” in class module. These workshops are suitable for 3rd to 6th class.

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.


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 please contact Lifetime Lab by email at 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

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