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‘Climate Change, Science & Action’ – Online Summer Course

July 5, 2021 - August 20, 2021
| €30

The Climate Change, Science & Action online course has been fully accredited by Drumcondra Education Centre on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and will run for 20 hours at a time of your choice from July 5th to August 20th 2021. Completion of this 20-hour Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course grants primary teachers three Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) days as an incentive to participate and the associated cost is €30.

You can email Gráinne at summercourse@eeu.antaisce.org with any queries. Please note: registrations for the course closed on Friday, July 30. 


To empower primary teachers to confidently explore climate change as part of the curriculum and encourage climate action in school communities. 

Course Content 

  1. Introduction to Climate Change 
  2. Climate Science 
  3. Climate Solutions & Communications 
  4. Green-Schools 
  5. Climate Action 

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:  

  • differentiate between weather and climate 
  • understand global warming and climate change 
  • articulate the causes and effects of climate change 
  • discuss examples of solutions to climate change 
  • evaluate communications in relation to climate change 
  • utilise the Green-Schools programme to self-evaluate your school 
  • plan to strengthen the focus of STEM and ESD in your school through Green-Schools 
  • create lesson plans to encourage climate action in school 

Reviews from previous year’s participants

I found the course thorough and well thought out as well as providing relevant and thought-provoking information. 

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

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was informative, creative and the tutors were very supportive. I have learnt a lot and have a lot of resources and ideas to take back to the classroom.  

I really enjoyed this course. It was well structured and there was good feedback from the tutors. There was a good mix of lectures, videos and reading. There was a manageable amount of work in the assignments. This was a very interesting and worthwhile course. 

This course was excellent. The quality of education and resources provided was second to none. Facilitation of course throughout was of an excellent standard and very supporting and encouraging. I would recommend this course and do not think I have any suggestions that would improve this already superb 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.  


July 5, 2021
August 20, 2021
Event Category:


Green-Schools Climate Action