30 July 2018

Green-Schools Travel – Job Vacancies

By |Uncategorized|

The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce operates a number of highly successful national and international environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Learning about Forests. The EEU is now hiring one full time Green-Schools Travel Officer and one full time Green-Schools Cycling Development Officer. [...]

23 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – Balloon releases into the natural environment.

In one of his later novels, the late author, Terry Pratchett, said “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” Unfortunately, it has become evident in recent years, that letting go of balloons can have much more far-reaching and sinister impacts [...]

6 July 2018

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Course 2018

By |Uncategorized|

One of the best weeks during the Green-Schools Summer term is the Teacher Training course. Teachers and Green-Schools Coordinators have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a week long workshop programme, which covers each of the Green-Schools An Taisce themes.   Some teachers are new to Green-Schools, taking the course to gain an insight into [...]

5 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – What a drought!

By |Water theme|

School is officially closed for Summer holidays but the Green-Schools team are still very much at work to inspire local changes with global impacts! For the duration of the holidays we will be publishing a wide variety of sustainable tips and news reports as part of a series of Summer blog posts. In light of [...]

3 July 2018

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools were delighted to showcase the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, an international conference that kicked off the SeaFest festivities in Galway last week. Green-Schools took a stand alongside a wide range of exhibitors showcasing everything marine and maritime themed – from companies developing cutting-edge technologies for renewable energy, [...]

27 June 2018

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2017

By |Travel theme|

The latest Green-Schools Travel Annual Report is now available online under our Travel theme. Check out the extensive work carried out by pupils, teaching staff and Travel Officers during 2017, across the Green-Schools Travel theme. The year has seen a significant increase of children and parents travelling to school by means of walking, cycling and scooting which [...]

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 [...]

23 June 2018

Climate Change Prezi

By |Uncategorized|

These secondary teacher notes on climate change, science and action are to accompany the Green-Schools prezi resource. Click the below link to review the document. Climate Change Science Action_Prezi Notes_Secondary  

1 June 2018

Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition 2018

By |Water theme|

As part of the Green-Schools Irish Water Awards 2018 students were invited to enter the Irish Water Poster Competition 2018. The focus of the message was Water and water conservation and participating students were briefed with the theme: Water & the Environment The poster competition encouraged students to look around them and see the role [...]

30 May 2018

National Bike Week 2018 11th-15th June

By |Travel theme|

An Taisce are delighted to announce that National Bike Week is fast approaching. Bike Week is an initiative set up by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that runs from 11th – 15th June and is an entire week dedicated to the joys of the bicycle. Wednesday 13th June 2018 is National COW Day (COW [...]