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Does your class want to engage in our Science Foundation Ireland accredited programme?
Or are you striving for your next Green Schools flag?

We understand that every class is at a different stage on their quest to gain environmental knowledge, and no knowledge is retained better than knowledge gained while having fun!

We have educational programmes to suit the needs of any class. Whether you’d like to visit our rescue centre for our immersive, Marine Conservation Discovery Tour; or host our engaging education team who will visit your school with our highly-acclaimed, Marine Conservation Roadshow, we have something for everyone!

Watch our Science Foundation Ireland Education Video!

Testimonial
One of the highlights of our year in school was the Seal Sanctuary Roadshow from Seal Rescue Ireland. Each year we take part in the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award and it was a fantastic opportunity for the Discovery Centre to come to us! Jeshua and Ffion were amazing. They tailored the content perfectly to each class level from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The resources they brought were fascinating and each child was captivated, particularly with the eyeball! Their knowledge and dedication in caring for and saving the environment was inspirational. As a part
of the visit we adopted two seals, Egg and Sundae. The visit and the seal adoption inspired our school to become 100% free of single-use plastic. Our senior class even created a website to show others how easy it is to do! We would highly recommend a visit from the Seal Rescue Ireland.”
– Pupils and Principal, Ita Connoly, Davidstown PS

Our 1 hour, Marine Conservation Discovery Tour includes:

  • An engaging 30 minute lesson, examining seals and their importance in the Irish marine ecosystem. Students will learn about the threats they face and ways you can help protect them and their environment
  • A 30 minute interactive tour of our rescue facility where you will get to meet our seals! Supplemented with games and activities to reinforce the important knowledge students have learned about conservation and the marine environment
  • A seal adoption! Students can choose to adopt a seal as a class as part of their tour. You will receive the full rescue story of your chosen seal, a certificate of adoption, and regular ‘pup’dates, which include videos and photos of the as they progress through rehabilitation
  • Exclusive teaching materials which can be catered to your curriculum to continue your students’ connection with our seals and with the important lessons that they have learned at our centre

If you are short on time, our 30 minute Marine Conservation Half Tour includes:

  • A 15 minute indoor lesson on our seals and the threats that they face in their natural environment, and a 15 minute outdoor tour of our rescue facility to meet our seals 
  • A seal adoption! This will be a great way to keep involved with animal care and marine conservation after your visit
  • This information packed, immersive experience will have your class feeling ready to take on any science project or green challenge you’re working on.

Marine Conservation Roadshow: Outreach

It can be expensive and logistically difficult to get classes to our rescue facility in Courtown, Co. Wexford. Unfortunately, we can’t bring the seals to your school. However, we can bring everything else including medical tools, seal artefacts, fish soup, and lots of fun ways for students to get involved as junior conservationists.

Our Roadshow includes:

  • A 30 – 45 minute presentation covering seal ecology, threats to Irish seals in the marine environment, ways that students can help protect seals and marine life, and an introduction to our rescue and rehabilitation centre
  • A touch table, where students will be able to feel a seal pelt, see the teeth on a seal skull, and get a chance to tube feed our big seal soft toy 
  • A seal adoption! Students can choose to adopt a seal as a class as part of their tour. You will receive the full rescue story of your chosen seal, a certificate of adoption, and regular ‘pup’dates, which include videos and photos of the as they progress through rehabilitation
  • Exclusive teaching materials before and after your visit, which can be catered to your curriculum to continue your students’ connection with our seals and with the important lessons that they have learned during our roadshow

The eco-adoption of a seal pup will extend engagement of pupils in your school for up to 3 months, the perfect length of time for children to consolidate our message of Marine Conservation and Wildlife rehabilitation.

Click for video made by Young Reporters for the Environment students from St. Mark’s CS

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