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  • October 5, 2017

LEAF Autumn newsletter 2017

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Pupils and teacher from Ahane NS with the native oak tree they planted with the help of Matt the Forester and the LEAF Team Read our latest Autumn 2017 newsletter at the link below: http://mailchi.mp/ea2610d1224e/learning-about-forest-ireland-leaf-autumn-2017-ezine?e=7e3b0b6fcd To receive this newsletter by email directly, sign up to our newsletter on the home page of our website!

  • September 21, 2017

International Plant a Tree for Peace Day with Ahane NS – 21st September 2017

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Planting a native oak tree with the pupils from Ahane NS on our first day back in Curragh Chase Forest Park to mark International Plant a Tree for Peace Day on September 21st 2017.

  • June 29, 2017

LEAF Summer Newsletter 2017

Using bark mulch to suppress grass competition around trees planted at Coillte's Curragh Chase Forest Park as part of the LEAF programme 2017 Read our latest newsletter at this link: http://mailchi.mp/4ff2cc0ffb48/leaf-summer-2017-newsletter?e=[UNIQID]

  • June 12, 2017

LEAF Late Spring/Early Summer Newsletter

A chara Here is the link to the latest LEAF (Learning about Forests) Ezine. If you would like to receive this newsletter regularly - the instructions on how to subscribe are below. It is really simple – go on to our website – www.learningaboutforestsireland.org and scroll down the page – you will find the place [...]

  • March 13, 2017

Students Planting for the Future During Tree Week March 2017

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A Tree a Day Helps Keep the Floods Away! Students from Carnane National School, Co. Limerick participating in An Taisce’s Learning about Forests (LEAF) programme celebrated Tree Week, Friday 10 March, at Coillte’s Curragh Chase Forest Park, Co. Limerick. The LEAF programme explores forests as a whole and looks at topics such as biodiversity, water, [...]

  • February 7, 2017

Dates For Your Diary

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Tree Week 2017 - Sunday March 5th until Sunday March 12th. Tree Week, is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland in association with Coillte. A week long programme of events to celebrate trees. We encourage all participating schools to get involved! 21 March, LEAF Global Action Day, to coincide with International Day of Forests

  • February 7, 2017

Exploring Forests at St. Mary’s Boys National School

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20 January, Rachel Geary, LEAF Coordinator, hosted a School Based Workshop with a  bunch of enthusiastic students from St. Mary's BNS Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Students from 5th and 6th class learned about the importance of our forests and hedgerows, what schools can do to help, and took a closer look at some of the species [...]

  • February 7, 2017

Maria King Presentation Explore Native Tree Species

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17 January, students from Maria King Presentation School, Limerick City, held their School Based Workshop, with LEAF Education Officer Ray Foley. The school selected Forests & Biodiversity as their LEAF Theme. The focus of the day was on a number of native Irish tree species, primarily willow, alder and hazel.  The class group examined the [...]

  • February 7, 2017

Forest Based Workshops

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As the School Based Workshops draw to an end, the LEAF Team are gearing up for the Forest Based Workshops which will take place at Coillte's Curragh Chase Forest Park, Co. Limerick. Each of the 33 participating schools will visit the forest between February and June. The day long workshops will be packed with forest [...]

  • January 9, 2017

Exploring Forests at Templeglantine National School

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December 7, students from Templeglantine National School, Co. Limerick, spent the day with LEAF Coordinator, Rachel Geary, exploring the Theme – Forests and Climate. Students from 3rd to 6th participated. Every student was given began by taking a quiz to test their knowledge and see if they could identify some of Ireland’s native woodland species. [...]