Learn, Explore and Discover Irelands seashore plants and animals with SEASHOREKIDS. Children will have hands-on experience exploring and discovering the flora and fauna on the seashore.
SEASHOREKIDS works with both SCHOOLS and PRIVATE GROUPS.
NEW – Explorers Education Programme
SEASHOREKIDS is delighted to be the Outreach Centre for schools in Dublin and Wicklow with the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme.
The Explorers Education Programme offers a range of marine themed modules for primary school students and teachers in the classroom, through blended learning as well as out-door education.
For more information on the Explorers Education Programme or to book your class contact Mona at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 087 699 5699.
If your school does not qualify for the Explorers Education Programme or if you wish to organise a bespoke workshop, SEASHOREKIDS offers classroom and field trips to suit your needs.
Mona provides a service to schools both in the classroom and out in the field. Field trips can be one-off or be part of a series of workshops in different marine environments (eg. rocky, sandy or muddy shores).
Mona will visit your classroom and teach the students about the different types of shores we have in Ireland, the different types of flora and fauna that you would expect to find at these shores and different sampling techniques required in each habitat. This will be done in the form of a PowerPoint presentation and with specimens that the students can handle.
She will brief them about the tides and lunar cycles and cover all safety aspect of exploring on the sea shore. Students will be told about their upcoming field trip and what to expect.
Field trips will be conducted at low tide at selected sites. Kids will be divided into groups and given a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ to complete. They will follow Mona to the low water mark and start to explore with her and in their groups. In doing so they will learn all about the common seaweeds and animals that live on these shores. This amounts to over 40 species in just one session on a rocky shore. The students tend to learn more in this environment than in a class situation.
In addition to learning, these trips are great for team and class building and getting the students away from their books, computers and phones and out into nature.
Private Groups, Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
SEASHOREKIDS brings out private group, summer camps and birthday parties (minimum 10 people) to a number of sites in South County Dublin.
We meet on the beach at low tide where we explain what we are going to do and what to expect. Then, with the help of a scavenger hunt we all go down to the waters edge and work together to find the plants and animals on the sea shore. This generally takes about 1.5 – 2 hours depending on the group and weather and is always followed by a well earned treat!
Field trips are ideally suited to children from 6 years upwards but younger siblings are welcome and may need to be helped by their parents (as the rocks are a bit slippery).
When do Field Trips occur?
All Field trips are conducted at low tide, which means they are at different times everyday. We are flexible as to when we work to accommodate schools and groups and can tailor our trips to suit your individual needs. Weekdays, weekends and evenings are all possible as long as its low tide! Field trips are mainly conducted when the weather is good.
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