TOGETHER FOR BIODIVERSITY AWARDS February 2019

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, and has been awarded runner up in the Awards, after the completion of the first ever Biodiversity Conference held in Ireland in February …

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INTRODUCTION TO FOREST SCHOOL – PRIMARY TEACHERS CPD

Are you interested in learning the skills to be able to take your class outside and into a woodland setting more often? Would you like children to be able to spend more time outdoors, in nature, which has huge benefits for their health & well-being as well as their personal, cognitive, and creative development?

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Level 1 Introduction to Forest School Ethos & Principles October 2018

Ciara and I ran our first-ever level 1 Forest School Training up in Rossmore Park, Co. Monaghan. We worked with a mixed bunch of adults, mainly from preschool backgrounds.

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ART FROM THE GARDEN – CULTURE NIGHT, TOWN HALL NAAS September 2018

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.

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Citizen Science and Art Project 2018

Members were involved in spending time in the biodiversity garden and recording the various species we found there especially wildflowers, bumblebees, and butterflies. The art class drew sketches of the wildflowers in the meadow and did studies of them in clay relief imprints.

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Electric Picnic September 2018

With my incredible decor crew this year, we created another smorgasbpard of deliciousness with our living willow and tissues.

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Another Love Story August 2018

Another wonderful week in the fields of Killyon Manor in Co. Meath. Our main creations this year were these giant lanterns which will replace the old ones that adorn the lighting that fame the lawn area and take you out into the field!

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Body & Soul festival June 2018

This year we were in a new location for the sanctuary Ara, so we created a wonderful willow archway entrance into the space, a willow dome, willow mushroom lanterns, a willow seating area, and an installation in the giant tree of the stages of development of a butterfly!

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Creativity in the Wild – Cruinniu Na Nog June 2018

We ran a lovely day in the woods, working with groups over the course of the day, allowing the children to decide what they wanted to get involved with, allowing lots of free play and creativity. We had a carousel of activities on offer to the participants, and lots of freedom just to hang out and play in the woods.

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Event for Biodiversity Week May 2018

For Biodiversity Week this year, we held an evening of talks by local experts on biodiversity, wildlife, and pollinators, for a practical evening on how to get to know your pollinators and local wildlife, how to get to know the best plants for pollinators, and how to develop your garden or community space into pollinator and wildlife-friendly area by introducing a variety of native habitats.

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