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 a suite of resources and lesson plans focusing on the ecology of six native Irish marine species.
The aim of the project is to increase young people’s knowledge of Ireland’s native marine biodiversity and to foster a deeper appreciation for our coastal habitats and sea-life. 27 students from 2nd, 3rd and 4th class attended the workshop which focused on exploring marine biodiversity and celebrating our oceans and coast. In Portmarnock, the students took part in a range of activities and games, including rocky seashore exploration, marine litter relay race, marine art, and wellbeing at the seashore.