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Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in the above evening online talk from 19:00 to 20:00 on Saturday evening 15 May 2021.
As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session which will allow full participation by those attending.
Coastal Riches and Coastal Restoration explores aspects about protecting our coastlines, as well as discussing habitat restoration and projects.
OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Karin is an experienced member of the environmental NGO community, post-graduate scientist researcher, consultant and teacher. She works in Trinity College Dublin, and has practical scientific and basic legal expertise in water, biodiversity, waste, planning, public participation and access to justice issues.
Karin founded Coastwatch – which developed into Coastwatch Europe – a voluntary organisation which monitors the coastal and wetland environments of several European countries, campaigns for improvements to environmental policies and for the implementation of existing environmental legislation, and organises public information events and seminars.
While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are extremely limited.
Log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register.
This year for National Biodiversity Week, the IWDG is hosting a virtual workshop for young ocean heroes thanks to the Irish Environmental Network.
Based on IWDG’s new educational resource, ‘Ireland’s Blubber Book; Flukes Junior Vol. 1’, the workshop will engage young people on the marine mammal biodiversity found in Irish waters and how they are helping tackle climate change.
Participants will also be encouraged to create a project (drawing, painting or poem) based on what they have learned during the presentation and submit it to IWDG education and outreach officer Sibéal Regan email@example.com to win some fantastic prizes.
Prizes are sponsored by the Irish Environmental Network and will be announced at the end of biodiversity week (Sunday the 23rd of May). To be in with a chance to win a prize, participants must register and attend the workshop.
Learn about marine mammal biodiversity in Irish waters and how to identify the most frequently seen coastal species in an engaging virtual workshop hosted by the IWDG with thanks to the Irish Environmental Network.
This workshop is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior knowledge of cetaceans is required to join this workshop, although an interest and a passion for the marine is desirable.
During this workshop, you will learn about marine mammal biodiversity in Ireland. When and where you are likely to see whales and dolphins, what environmental conditions are preferred for whale watching and how to identify the most frequently observed coastal species around the Island of Ireland.
Three identification guides to whales and dolphins of Ireland will be up for grabs to further encourage citizen scientists to keep exploring and watching for marine mammals after the workshop. All you have to do is download the IWDG reporting app and take part in a self-directed whale watch on a stretch of coastline close to you before the end of biodiversity week on the 23rd of May and send or tag the IWDG and IEN in a photo of you outside embracing nature on social media.
Coomhola Salmon Trust have partnered with NASCO, LAWPRO, Cork & Kerry County Councils to develop this booklet dedicated to wild Atlantic Salmon. Thebooklet will be launched (with free copies distributed to participants) and the wonder & importance of wild salmon will be discussed.
All of these free, family–friendly events @ ‘The StreamSchool’, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork P75 TY47(As numbers attending are restricted please book in advance on 027 50453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join us Thursday 27th May for an exciting stand-off between Land and Sea!
As part of Biodiversity Week, Cork’s Fota Wildlife Park will face up against Galway’s Atlantaquaria, bringing us up close and personal with all of the amazing creatures they sustain and protect.
Hear about sea cucumbers, starfish, lobsters, lions, giraffes, red pandas, lumpsuckers, basking sharks, whales and more! Kindly supported by Science Foundation Ireland this event will demonstrate how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths teaching can help understand and save biodiversity. As the South of Ireland takes on the West, The Great Irish Zoo Off will finally settle the age old debate of which is greatest, terrain or ocean?
Event will start live at 11am on Tuesday 27th May and will be viewable from the Rediscovery Centre Youtube Channel
Register for FREE now to secure a place!
Let the battle commence!
Are you are a keen amateur photographer that loves to capture striking landscapes, migration spectacles, fabulous flora, or dramatic close-up images of birds, mammals and insects? Would you like to win up to €500 in cash prizes?
Our ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ competition is open to all amateur photographers, whether you take photos as a hobby or it’s your first time out with a camera, all are welcome to enter.
This year we are looking for photographs that celebrate Ireland’s rich web of life. The challenge is to capture an image of some of the biodiversity in your area. Whether you live in the heart of the countryside or the centre of a city, there is wildlife to be found.
The deadline for entry is midnight on May 31st! Photographes can submit up to five photographs. See all details here: https://biodiversityweek.ie/photo-competitions/