An Taisce Summer Courses 2024

An Taisce’s popular summer courses are back!
Green-Schools & the Global Goals Summer Course 

The Green-Schools Summer Course, entitled “Green-Schools and the Global Goals” is happy to announce that we are running the course in person (face-to-face) this year from July 1st – 5th 9.30am to 2.30pm daily. Each day focuses on a Green-Schools theme and an overarching Global Goal. By the end of the week the participants will be able to make clear links between their work on the Green-Schools programme and all of the Global Goals. 

  • Monday, 1st July: Global Citizenship themes, Intro to the Global Goals (SDGS) and SDG4: Quality Education 
  • Tuesday, 2nd July: Litter and Waste, Energy and SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production 
  • Wednesday, 3rdJuly: Travel and Marine Environment and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 
  • Thursday, 4th July: Water and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation 
  • Friday 5th, July: Biodiversity and SDG 15: Life on Land 



The course will be located in Dublin, with a different excursion or site visit each day. For more information please contact Claire at The associated fee is €75 (including lunch). 

Summer Course: Climate Change Science and Action (ONLINE) 

The aim of this online course is to empower primary teachers to confidently explore climate change as part of the curriculum and encourage climate action in school communities. 

Course Content: 

  • Introduction to Climate Change 
  • Climate Science 
  • Climate Solutions & Communications 
  • Green-Schools 
  • Climate Action 

The course has been fully accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and will run from July 1st to August 16th 2024. Completion of this 20-hour CPD course grants primary teachers three EPV days as an incentive to participate and the associated cost is €30.  



-It was the most informative online course that I ever did, and I gained not just knowledge but confidence too from the course. 

-I really enjoyed this course. It was very well run and there was a great balance in the content. It really engaged me, and I look forward to using what I have learnt and all the ideas in the classroom. Míle buíochas! 

-This was definitely one of the best EPV courses I have completed to date. The content was very interesting, relevant, accessible, informative and most importantly useful. The mix of content across all modules and the manner in which it was broken down and structured was also very good. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 


GLOBE Ireland 5-Day Climate Literacy and STEM CPD for teachers 

“Are you interested in NASA #CitizenScience, Climate Literacy, Global Citizenship and project-based #STEAM Education? 

Would you like to learn more about environmental science, inquiry-based learning & human-centred design thinking?  

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international hands-on environmental science and education program. GLOBE Irelands Accredited Summer CPD is open for both primary and secondary teachers and runs July 1st-5th in Herbert Park, Dublin. The course covers a variety of GLOBE citizen science outdoor observations bridging atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and pedosphere activities alongside climate adaptation, design thinking, science communication and project-based learning workshops. 

Learn more & sign up here. 

Get your EPV Days secured! 

Don’t take it from us, listen to last year’s course participants:  

Listen to Secondary School Teacher Marianne Gardiner from Gort Community School: GLOBE Teacher Training Summer Course Testimonial: Marianne Gardiner- Gort Community School – YouTube 

Listen to Primary School Teacher Brian Skelly from St Patricks Boys National School: GLOBE Summer CPD Testimonial: Brian Skelly St Patricks Boys National School ( 

Summer CPD Course Aims: 

  • Empower primary and secondary teachers to confidently implement climate science education activities as part of the curriculum and encourage outdoor learning with students. 
  • Increase awareness about the environment and be able to communicate the importance of environmental processes and human impacts. 
  • To empower teachers to improve their student’s understanding of environmental and Earth system science across the curriculum. 
  • To support teachers and trainers in developing inquiry-focused and based on Earth system science and Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) educational lesson plans. 
  • To provide teachers with the practical skills and guidance to engage with school-based citizen science. This would enable students to contribute to the meaningful collection of measurements that can have a real impact on our understanding of the environment. 

Course Cost: 50 EUR 

Contact: with any queries. 

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