Category: Biodiversity

19 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity Friday, 22 May

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We are all spending a lot more time at home, working, learning and playing all within our 2-5km zones. Green-Schools students, more than ever, are spending more time outdoors connecting with nature. With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air we have a better chance of hearing birds singing, bees buzzing and [...]

25 April 2020

The Great Plant Hunt project 2019-2020

By |Biodiversity|

To celebrate the end of the fifth year of The Great Plant Hunt project we have picked out some of the best moments, pictures and stories from each year. This project was an initiative of Toyota Europe and FEE and supported our Biodiversity schools to learn more about the wildlife around them. With about 450 schools and over 70,000 students [...]

16 February 2020

Investigate Forests – Green-Schools launches new project together with LEAF

By |Biodiversity|

Investigate Forests is an exciting new project that allows students to learn about the importance of trees and forests. 100 schools around the country, who are working on the Biodiversity theme have signed up to take part this year. The project is being run jointly by LEAF (Learning About Forests) and Green Schools and is supported by [...]

22 September 2019

Green-Schools Seminars 2019/2020

Welcome back to the new Green-Schools year! Every year, in partnership with local authorities, we host seminars for teachers in locations across the country. These one-hour seminars are focused on introducing teachers to new Green-Schools themes and are a great place to meet Green-Schools and local authority staff; get information on the theme you're beginning [...]

14 May 2019

Teacher Training Summer Courses: Dublin, Meath & Online

Dublin Course Outline: Green-Schools and the Global Goals This year we have updated the Green-Schools Teacher Training Course to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course will help participants to understand the Global Goals and the link between them and the Green-Schools programme.  The course covers all themes of the programme and provides [...]

3 May 2019

Getting to the Green Flag Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the hundreds of schools around the country who received their Green Flag award notification - we can't wait to meet you at our award ceremonies in May. This year Green-Schools are hosting 16 ceremonies in eight locations around Ireland for 4,000 attendees! If you are travelling to a ceremony we would ask you [...]

3 March 2019

SeaKeepers Project makes a splash!

The Green-Schools Team is delighted to launch our latest initiative: SeaKeepers. The Green-Schools SeaKeepers Project is a new pilot we are currently running with a selection of schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. We are especially excited to launch this new project on World Wildlife Day 2019, whose theme this year is  [...]

30 October 2018

Autumn Biodiversity Activities

By |Biodiversity|

The Irish landscape is in the middle of its amazing annual colour-change, from the lush greens of the summer to the beautiful oranges, yellows and browns of Autumn. Bright red berries cling in great numbers to so many trees and bushes at the moment. This is the perfect time to be appreciating the abundance in [...]

3 October 2018

The Great Plant Hunt 2018 registration

By |Biodiversity|

The Autumn season is rolling in and the turning natural landscape provides a spectacular setting for outdoor class lessons. Registration for the Toyota ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ is now open and Green-Schools are delighted to invite primary schools working on the Biodiversity theme to participate as part of the Green-Schools programme. This is the third year this exciting [...]

11 September 2018

Teacher training seminars 2018/2019

The Summer season has come and gone now, too fast it may seem, but here in the Green-Schools Office we are excited for the new 2018/2019 academic year. 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 [...]