Category: Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Category: Biodiversity

27 June 2018

Biodiversity in Summer 

By |Biodiversity|

Summer has arrived. This is a truly exciting time to be outdoors. Blossoms are everywhere; from the ground to the tree-tops. There is a constant stream of insects flying by; from the buzz of all sorts of bees, top the flutter and glide of butterflies, dragonflies and other insect species as they search for food [...]

26 May 2018

Climate Hope for Green-Schools

The last week of April 2018 saw four Climate Hope Forums take place in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. Climate Action Officer Gráinne Ryan and the Green-Schools Team gathered 155 representatives from primary and secondary school students and teachers, local authorities and local Councillors to join forces over the common interest in climate change. The [...]

1 February 2018

Renewal Application Deadline and Online Forms

Friday, March 16th is the deadline for schools to apply to renew the Green Flag award under our various themes. If you are unsure if your school is due to renew please contact us as soon as possible to find out, to avoid a delay. Before submitting your application form you must arrange a renewal [...]

21 December 2017

Happy Christmas (and our opening hours)!

The Green-Schools team would like to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Our offices close on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 9.15am. We're looking forward to 2018 and working with the amazing students and teachers who have made the past year so [...]

8 November 2017

Celebrate Global Action Days

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) (which operates Eco-Schools/Green-Schools internationally) is once again inviting everyone around the world to participate in promoting their work through their Global Action Days: a week-long showcasing of the amazing work carried out by FEE members such as Green-Schools in Ireland, which culminates in Global Action Days taking place this [...]

24 October 2017

Climate Action Week – have your say!

Green-Schools would like to thank all of the schools and community groups that made Climate Action Week their business, despite the difficult start to the week due to Storm Ophelia. Many more of you have gotten in touch to say you have Climate Action activities planned this week too, which is fantastic. If you missed [...]

17 October 2017

Register now for The Great Plant Hunt

By |Biodiversity|

We are delighted to invite primary schools working on the Biodiversity theme to participate in ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ as part of the Green-Schools  programme. This is the second year this exciting project has been available across Ireland (check out images and updates from last year's participants here) and we would love for your school [...]

15 October 2017

Teacher training seminars 2017/2018

We're looking forward to the new school year here in the Green-Schools Office! Each year our local authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they'll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered by Green-Schools staff and will talk you through all aspects of the new themes and [...]

4 October 2017

Water Ambassador Applications now open!

*Deadline extended to Friday, October 20* We are pleased to announce the third year of our Water Ambassador Programme for secondary school students (from schools who are working on, or have already completed, the Water theme). In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked [...]

6 September 2017

Climate Change Teacher Training & Climate Ambassador Programme

Green-Schools are excited to announce the launch of the brand new Climate Action Programme in partnership with the Department of Climate Action, Communications and Environment. The programme this year includes Climate Change Teacher Training; the Climate Ambassador Programme and Climate Action Week.  Climate Change Teacher Training Join us for a cuppa tea, a slice of [...]