Category: Global Citizenship Marine Environment

Global Citizenship Marine Environment

Category: Global Citizenship Marine Environment

30 January 2020

Marine Environment Conference 2020

20 schools participated in the two-day Green-Schools Marine Environment Conference in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. The annual event, which is in its fourth successful year, began yesterday on Wednesday, January 29th. The conference, which focuses on the value of our marine environment, was opened by Dr Michael John O’Mahony, Director, An Taisce Environmental [...]

21 October 2019

Secondary students assemble to save our seas

Students from Irish and Northern Irish secondary schools spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, October 15 and 16, learning about our seas and oceans at two Green-Schools events in Meath and Dublin as part of Climate Action Week. On Tuesday, Ireland’s first Ocean Assembly for secondary students was held in Ashbourne Community College and [...]

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 [...]

21 June 2019

Kildare SeaKeepers explore Dublin coast

Students from St Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare took part in a beach exploration workshop at Portmarnock beach hosted by Green-Schools on Tuesday, June 18. The school is one of ten that recently took part in the SeaKeepers Project, a new initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 November 2016

Coveney launches Green-Schools’ Marine Litter Initiative

Mr Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, launched the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme of An Taisce’s Green-Schools Programme on Monday, November 21. Speaking in Crosshaven Co. Cork, at the launch, the Minister described the theme as a ground breaking programme and he called it genuinely "world leading" in terms [...]

12 September 2016

Join the World’s Largest Lesson!

Green-Schools is calling on all of our schools to take part in the World’s Largest Lesson during the week beginning 18th September 2016 .  In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development: 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. The World's Largest Lesson is a resource for schools [...]