Ireland's Biodiversity Awareness Campaign

Useful websites

Notice Nature Publications


Click on the Notice Nature logo and go to our Publications Page


iSPYnature was created to encourage young people to develop their interest in 'nature' or 'wildlife', specifically in Ireland.


The aim of Biology.ie is to increase biodiversity awareness by allowing users keep an online map and nature notes


CBD's website for kids & educators alike


Discover the worlds amazing biodiversity


The Green Wave is a global biodiversity campaign to educate children and youth about biodiversity.


World Wildlife Fund sponsored American based website




There are plenty of nuggets to be found on this site




Click on the logo to go to our Junior Page




An INTERREG EU project called Planet Aqua has developed a resource pack for primary school teachers including a teachers manual and worksheets. To find out more just click on the kids!


Books





Exploring Biodiversity Educators Manual


Biodiversity & Ecosystems in Ireland
for Primary Schools


Natures Web is an exciting magazine for children featuring information on nature & the environment


Worksheets produced in conjunction with the Wild Journeys Documentary


A book for primary school teachers by Éanna Ní Lamhna




The worksheets which accompany the Wild Things in School book can be downloaded at the following address http://www.heritageinschools.ie/publications/publications/




Educators Resource Page

Welcome to the Notice Nature Educators page.
Trying to decide how, when or where to start explaining biodiversity to your students may not be always clearcut. There is a lot of information out there on the web about learning and teaching about biodiversity. To help with finding where to start we have put together this page to help you on your way.

NPWS Education Centres


The National Parks and Wildlife Service operates several Education Centres around the country. The centres offer programmes in field studies and nature awareness to schools and other interested groups. Click on the photos to find an Education Centre near you.

Green Schools Programme


Green-Schools is an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment. The NPWS are supporting the latest theme in the Green Schools Programme. Click on the logo to find out more about the Irish Green Schools Programme.

The Something Fishy Programme


‘Something Fishy’ is a programme aimed at fifth and sixth classes in Primary school. The aim of Something Fishy is to inform and educate students on water quality, fish and the environment. To find out more about this programme, just click on the fishy!!

Bogs in the Classroom


This educational website, focusing on Irish bogs, has been developed by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. The site contains materials to help you prepare primary, post primary and third level students for a field trip to a bog.

Biodiversity Education at Dublin Zoo




 The education team at Dublin Zoo have a wide range of experience in communicating wildlife and biodiversity storylines, using a range of activity based learning programmes. Click on the Dublin Zoo icon to find out more.


The Birdwatch Ireland website has plenty of interesting projects and information for educators and children alike. Just click on the icon to go to their webpage.

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