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19KEC514 Engaging with Nature Month by Month 2019-2020


DATES (8 Tuesdays) 1st October 2019, 5th November 2019 , 3rd December 2019, 4th February 2020, 3rd March 2020, 31st March 2020, 5th May 2020, 2nd June 2020

TIMES: 4.30pm to 6.30pm.  Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. 

COURSE CONTENT: See ‘Working in Tandem with the Seasons’ on www.schoolearthed.ie, this course will broadly follow the content covered in each of the articles.

SUMMARY: This course will enable teachers and people who have an interest in nature education to

(a) discover through engagement with practical activities what is of relevance in the natural world each month;

(b) to teach the content of the strand units, Plant and animal life, Rocks and soil, Environmental awareness, and Caring for the environment using all the senses; 

(c) to learn about the benefits of engaging with nature regularly for the development of a person’s mental and physical well-being, and his/her spiritual and aesthetic awareness.

PRESENTER: Paddy Madden.  Paddy is the author of ‘Go Wild at School’ and ‘The School Garden’ and co-founder of SEED -  an organisation which promotes school gardening.  He worked for many years as a primary teacher and a lecturer in a College of Education.  He is a Heritage in School specialist since 1999 and has recently completed a doctorate on the state and status of nature awareness, appreciation and education in the Irish primary educational system.

Please Note:   Attendance at every session is crucial for obtaining full benefit from the course. 

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-10-2019 4:30 pm
Event End Date 02-06-2020 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 29-08-2019
Capacity 25
Registered 25
Cut off date 30-09-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Ardclough Village Centre, Ardclough, Straffan, Co. Kildare
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    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
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