From Inspiration to Impact
Seals are ambassadors for healthy oceans.
Our passionate team love to share their knowledge of seal ecology, behaviour, and what threats face seals and other marine life, promoting a healthy marine environment!
Seal Rescue Ireland shares the lessons we’ve learned in a fun, interactive environment. We offer an array of engaging local and online programmes, tailored to suit all ages and learning abilities.
“I booked the seal rescue experience for my kids and their friends (ages 5-7). Everyone had a wonderful time learning about seals and the importance of conservation. Krysten started with an educational lesson about different seals then continued to a tour of the seal sanctuary. She showed the different stages of the seals’ rehabilitation; how the seals go from the ICU to kennels to large pools. The experience ended with Q and A where all the kids were very engaged asking questions. I highly recommend this experience.”
Our Education Programmes
Virtual School Tours
We know how difficult it has been to plan school trips since the start of the pandemic, so we want to bring you the next best thing! In your 45-minute virtual tour, you will feel like you are there, as we introduce you up close and personal to all of our rescue seal pups in care. We’ll also touch on the environmental threats affecting seals in the wild with loads of inspiring conservation tips, plus plenty of time for questions from the students!
€4 per student
Interested in a virtual tour for your class and want to take the learning to the next level? Our Earth Heroes remote learning programme is the perfect way to get students engaged!
We love hosting classes and community groups for tours of our seal rescue centre. Your visit includes an educational talk touching on environmental issues impacting seals in the wild and inspirational tips on how to get involved in conservation, as well as a tour of our centre and a chance to meet and observe the seal pups in care.
30 Minutes – €3 per student
60 Minutes – €6 per student
90 Minutes – €9 per student
Marine Conservation Roadshow
Can’t make it out for a visit to our centre? Let us bring the magic of our seal rescue hospital right into your classroom! Our passionate staff will give a presentation touching on environmental issues impacting seals in the wild and inspirational tips on how to get involved in conservation, as well as information about how we rescue, rehabilitate and release pups back into the wild, with plenty of adorable photos and videos along the way!
Flippers & Forests Tours
Have an extra special experience of Courtown with your class or youth group by trying our new Flippers & Forests Tour! You’ll spend one hour at Seal Rescue Ireland learning about seals and conservation before enjoying a half-hour educational walk in the Courtown woods with Lorraine O’Dwyer of Gallivanting Tours. Learn some history of the forest, visit the “Mothering Tree”, make soap in nature and more! An unforgettable experience!
€10 per student
Pop-up Education Stall
Have you got a family fun day, sustainability fair, farmers market or festival coming up?
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to join you to share our mission to protect Ireland’s environment and wildlife.