• Explorers planning guide for primary school teachers: marine projects, environmental awareness and care

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
      The Explorers teacher’s guide for marine environmental awareness and care provides a range of resources, presentations and lesson plans that can be used to teach and inspire students to develop projects about caring for our ocean.
    • Explorers planning guide for primary school teachers: ocean literacy and engagement

      Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin; Allard, Brendan (Marine Institute, 2017)
      The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity. This ocean literacy and engagement guide provides ocean facts, evaluation tools and ideas for the classroom.
    • Explorers Presentation: Explaining the Tides to Children

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      Explaining the tides to children Presentation includes information about: Orbits of the Earth, Moon and Sun; Moon phases and the lunar cycle; Gravity; Gravity and the tide; Types of tides; The tides and me!; Tide tables; Extra insight
    • Explorers Presentation: Flooding and Coastal Communities

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      : Explorers Flooding and Coastal Communities presentation provides an introduction to flooding. This can be used with the lesson plan on building flood defences. It covers: What is a flood? Why does it flood? Where does the water come from? The water cycle; Where is water stored? Examples of Pluvial vs. Coastal flooding; Impacts of flooding; Flood defences; What else influences flooding - Human impacts, Urbanisation, Deforestation, Sea level rise
    • Explorers Presentation: Introduction to Seaweed

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      Introduction to Seaweeds Presentation provides an easy to explain information about the different types of seaweeds that can be found in Ireland as well as ideas for projects that can be used with science, geography, history and art lesson plans.
    • Explorers Presentation: Squid Dissection

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The Squid Dissection presentation can be use as part of the scientific examination of a squid in class. The presentation covers: introduction; swimming; feeding; protection; vision and size; external features; internal features; internal organs. The presentation also provides suggestions for additional projects about squid that could be displayed in the school, local library or even aquariums. Also see the Squid Dissection lesson plan for worksheets that can be used in class
    • Explorers Presentation: What is Degradation?

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      What is Degradation Presentation can be used to explain new words associated with degradation of materials, marine pollution and micro plastics.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Expanding Marshmallows

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how the physical properties of a vacuum affect materials.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Goo/Oobleck Solution

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to introduce students to chemistry by observing non-Newtonian solutions and to examine the physical effect pressure has on these substances.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Hydrothermal Vents

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the physical and chemical properties of hydrothermal vents and how water temperature and salt levels affect the oceans as a whole.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Oil and Water Interactions

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how oil and water interact physically when undisturbed and to examine how this interaction is changed both physically and chemically by the addition of effervescent tablets.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Rockets

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to look at the physical effects of pressure in a confined space.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Slime

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how simple substances can be mixed together to form a new independent substance with unique chemical properties.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Volcanoes

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the chemical reaction between acids and bases.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Water Salinity, Temperature and Ocean Currents

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine how the differences in water movement between salt water and freshwater and how they interact with each other.
    • Explorers Science Experiment - Whirlpool in a Bottle

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The aim of this experiment is to examine the physical properties of water when flowing through a confined space and to observe how this flow can be altered to speed up or slow down the water.
    • Explorers Science Experiment – Rockets (Maths Extension)

      Marine Institute; Galway Atlantaquaria (Marine Institute, 2013)
      Fifth/Sixth Class. Strand: Mathematics. Strand Unit: Measures, numbers and data
    • Explorers teachers resource: Planning a trip to the seashore check list

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      Planning a trip to the seashore checklist is a useful guide for teachers to use. The checklist covers: Access / Facilities; Risk Assessment; First Aid / Emergency; Tides / Changing Tides / Weather forecast; Volunteers; Games and Activities; Designated Meeting Point; Clothing; Equipment; Games and Activities; Safety on the Seashore - in the classroom / on the seashore; Conservation Code on the Sea Shore; Beach cleaning habits.
    • Exploring the ‘Public Goods Game’ model to overcome the Tragedy of the Commons in fisheries management

      Kraak, S. B. M. (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), 2010)
      In situations of declining or depleted fish stocks, exploiters seem to have fallen prey to the Tragedy of the Commons, which occurs when the maximisation of short-term self-interest produces outcomes leaving all participants worse off than feasible alternatives would. Standard economic theory predicts that in social dilemmas, such as fishing from a common resource, individuals are not willing to cooperate and sacrifice catches in the short term, and that, consequently, the resource is overharvested. However, over the last decades, a multitude of research has shown that humans often achieve outcomes that are “better than rational” by building conditions where reciprocity, reputation, and trust help to overcome the temptations of short-term self-interest. The evolution of the natural human tendency to cooperate under certain conditions can be explained, and its neuro-physiological and genetic bases are being unravelled. Nevertheless, fisheries management still often deploys top-down regulation and economic incentives in its aim to regulate fisher behaviour, and under-utilizes the potential for spontaneous responsible fisher behaviour through setting conditions that enhance natural cooperative tendencies. Here I introduce this body of knowledge on how to overcome the Tragedy of the Commons to the audience of fisheries scientists, hoping to open up novel ways of thinking in this field. I do this through a series of thought experiments, based on actual published experiments, exploring under what conditions responsible and cooperative fisher behaviour can be expected. Keys include reputation-building and indirect reciprocity, face-to-face communication, knowledge on the state of the resource, and self-decision on rules and sanctions.
    • Export and Import of Shellfish 1961-1970

      Gibson, F A (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division), 1972)
      The greater part of all varieties of shellfish and shellfish preparations, produced from Irish fisheries are exported. Markets for this production are located chiefly in Britain and Europe. The home market has been taking a steady proportion of some varieties, notably, lobsters, Dublin Bay prawns (Nephrops), crabs, oysters and escallops. At the same time, considerable quantities of shellfish are imported.