Maynooth Forest School Project 2019

We have been having a wonderful time down in the woods of Maynooth University for the last 8 weeks, working with 3rd class from Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich running a 10 week Forest School Programme. We have been building dens, putting up homemade swings, doing…

BIODIVERSITY Week EVent 2019- Creating Habitats for Pollinators

I am leading this workshop, along with a local bee expert Jim Wyse, and butterfly expert Pat Bell, for Biodiversity Week next Wednesday night at the John Sullivan Resource Centre, Clane, from 7-9pm. Will be mainly outdoors and interactive! Please spread the word, and…

Kildare Community Stories visits our Biodiversity garden in JSC Clane

Kildare Community Stories is a Facebook group run by Kildare County Council. They go out and visit community groups around Kildare to get a taste of what is going on for the citizens of the county. A few weeks ago they visited us at…

Castletown House Forest School

We are delighted to launch the next 6 weeks of our Forest School After School Programme at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, starting Tuesday 7th May 2019. Booking details below! We will be offering weekly sessions of time in nature, play, woodland crafts, den…

Pilot Forest School Programme at Castletown House – first phase nearly completed!

We have nearly completed our pilot 6 week Forest School After School Programme at Castletown House. We have been having a ball in the beautiful woods just beside the big house itself. We have been making woodland crafts, building dens, making swings, climbing trees…

6th Annual School garden Conference – this weekend!

This weekend I am delivering 2 workshops on biodiversity in the school garden at SEED’s sixth annual School Garden Conference will be held in St. Laurence’s National School, Sallins, Co. Kildare, from 9.30am until 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd March. To find out more information…

Launching our new Forest School After Schools Programme

We are delighted to be launching, in collaboration with Castletown House and Earthforce Education, a pilot FOREST SCHOOL – AFTER SCHOOLS PROGRAMME in Castletown House, Celbridge, spring 2019. Dates: 6-week pilot programme, starting on Tuesday 5th March 2018 – Tuesday 10th April 2019. Day & Time: Tuesdays 3.30-5.30pm Age Range:…

Introduction to Forest School – Primary teachers CPD

If you are a primary school teacher and are interested in finding out more about Forest School, myself and my colleague Ciara Hinksman from Earthforce Education are running a 2 hour CPD – Introduction to Forest School, in both the Kildare Education Centre, Kildare…

Together for Biodiversity Awards

Amazing news for the new year, the Biodiversity Garden that I am involved with at the John Sullivan Resource Centre in Clane has been shortlisted for the ‘People Together for Biodiversity’ Awards, please vote for the project here and share this around to as…

Art from the Garden – Culture Night, Town Hall Naas

Art from the Garden is a culmination of a Citizen Science and Art Project, co-ordinated by my good self, that has been taking place at the John Sullivan Resource Centre, in Clane since May 2018. The members have been taking part in Citizen Science…