The Explorers Education Programme online course aims to provide engaging activities, resources, and support for teachers to incorporate Marine Content through Science, Maths, English, Geography, and the Arts into the class curriculum.
Launched in 2006, the Explorers Education Programme, funded and supported by the Marine Institute promotes ocean awareness, knowledge, and engagement, as well as supports ocean literacy and marine education in primary schools in Ireland.
By learning about the ocean literacy concepts; enabling us to understand the influence of the ocean on us and our influence on the ocean; as well as supporting engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 14, teachers will be able to incorporate marine themes with a range of primary subjects and learning methodologies. Through a series of seashore focuses videos and activities participants will explore
The course provides teachers the opportunity to develop their individual and collective skills through the delivery of ocean literacy concepts and learning about the seashore online as well as through nature. The teachers will become proactive in:
Based over 5 modules, participants will use a range of pre-recorded video content, teacher resources, workbooks, and lesson plans to complete tasks. On completion participants can request a pack of Explorers Educational Resources to be sent to their school.For more information see www.explorers.ie
- A broad range of cross curricular activities where they will develop their skills, ability and competency in active engagement
- Inclusive discussion and opportunities for facilitating challenging conversations though online platforms moderated by e-tutors and course director
This course has been compiled and created by members of the Explorers Education Programme, funded and supported by the Marine Institute. The Team includes a diverse range of Marine Educators, based around Ireland, who between them have over 30 years’ experience of engaging with primary schools, teachers, children, and the education network, creating marine leaders and ocean champions in Ireland.
They include Cushla Dromgool Regan, from Camden Education Trust, who are responsible for the strategic development and management of the Programme. The delivery of the Explorers Education Programme is further supported by the team from Galway Atlantaquaria, Dr. Noirin Burke, Rory Mc Avinney and Dr. Maria Vittoria Marra who provides support services to the management and outreach teams. The Explorers outreach and education is facilitated by several centres throughout Ireland, including Leave no Trace Ireland, Galway Atlantaquaria, Sea Synergy, Old Cork Waterworks Experience and Marine Dimensions.
The goals of the Explorers Team are to:
This course runs from Monday 3rd July - Friday 18th August.
Registration is now open and the last date for registration is Wednesday 16th August.
Access to the course closes at 5pm on 18th August for all participants.
This course is approved for E.P.V. certification by the Department of Education
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