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  • 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. [...]

  • January 9, 2017

Exploring Forests at Scoil Mhathair De

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Students at Scoil an Mhathair De, Limerick City, kick-started their involvement in the LEAF programme with a full day of activities facilitated by LEAF Education Officer, Ray Foley. The school is focusing on the LEAF Theme - Forests and Biodiversity. The school has been busy working on attaining its Green Flag for Biodiversity, so the [...]

  • January 9, 2017

Promoting Responsible Outdoor Recreation

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Learning about Forests (LEAF) joins forces with Leave No Trace Ireland to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation and training through education. The LEAF programme will use Coillte's Curragh Chase Forest Park as a focal point. The aim is to bring each of the participating schools to the park at least once during the course [...]

  • September 29, 2016

Launch of the Learning about Forests programme

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The official launch of the Learning about Forests programme to coincide with Tree Day 2016. Learning about Forests (LEAF) Ireland will team up with the Tree Council of Ireland during Tree Day this October to officially launch the LEAF programme in Ireland. The Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is launching the LEAF programme to [...]

  • September 29, 2016

Huge interest from Limerick schools

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20 schools based in County Limerick have already signed up to the Learning about Forests programme. This year, An Taisce aims to work with approximately 30 schools in County Limerick, so there are still 10 places available to interested and enthusiastic schools. Each school will receive and introductory visit and a LEAF pack from An [...]