The Explorers Education Programme posters can be used for presentations to generate ideas for class discussion. They may also be printed and used as a visual display in the classroom, to help raise awareness, knowledge and engagement in conversations about our ocean.

Recent Submissions

  • Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2020)
    The Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster provides illustrations of over twenty sharks found in the ocean around the world. Information about the sharks includes the adult shark length, weight and life expectancy.
  • Explorers Five Turtle Species that Visit Irish Waters Poster

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The Explorers Five Turtle Species that Visit Irish Waters poster provides a collection of illustrations of the turtles that migrate across the Atlantic and are found in the ocean waters around Ireland. This includes the Leatherback Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, and the Hawksbill Sea Turtle. The poster also includes details of the common name, scientific name, size, weight and the life span of each of the turtles.
  • Explorers Exploring Our Ocean Poster

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Joyce, John (Marine Institute, 2018)
    The Exploring Our Ocean poster represents our interconnection with the ocean. It includes a collage of fun cartoon characters featuring the Marine Institute’s research vessel and marine scientists, marine industry, shipping, and recreation, as well as different types of technology we use to monitor the ocean.
  • Explorers Ocean Depths Poster

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2018)
    The Ocean Depths Poster provides an illustration of the ocean zones. This includes the Sunlight (0 – 200m); Twilight (200 – 1000m); Midnight (1000 – 4000m); Abyssal (4000 – 6000m); Trenches (6000 – 11,000m). The poster also provides images and interesting facts about typical animals found at each level of the ocean. It also highlights a number of discoveries in the Atlantic Ocean that have been made by the Marine Institute, as well as other international discoveries around the world.
  • Explorers 500 Years of Climate Change Poster

    Gorick, Glynn; Dromgool Regan, Cushla; Gorick, Glynn (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The 500 years of Climate Change poster is an excellent poster to demonstrate how the ocean has changed since Ferdinand Magellan undertook the first navigation and recordings of the ocean in 1519-1522. The poster graphic shows the correlation of how with the increase of the world population in the last 500 years, there is also been an increases in: Co2 levels in the ocean, ocean temperatures, sea level rising, ocean acidification, and marine litter. The poster also illustrates the decrease in the size of the artic polar cap and the stocks of large predatory fish. The poster also shows the methods for taking measurements of the ocean. The poster illustration was created by Glynn Gorick, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ and the H2020 ‘Sea Change’ Ocean Literacy Project. The poster may be used with teaching children about climate change as illustrates the importance of understanding human impact on the ocean and climate change (SDG 13). The poster can be used for presentations to generate ideas for class discussion. It may also be printed and used as a visual display in the classroom, to help raise awareness, knowledge and engagement in conversations about our ocean.
  • Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster includes forty photographs of animals that are typically found on the Irish seashore. Each of the animals are listed under their species headings including: Seashells • Sliogáin; Fish • Éisc; Crustacean • Crústaigh; Jellies, Anemones and Corals • Smugaurlí, Bundúin agus Coiréalaigh; Sponges and Squirts • Spúinsí agus Ascaidí; Stars and Urchins • Crosóga agus Cuáin; and Worms • Péisteanna. Each photo also includes the animals common and Irish names.
  • Explorers The Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity sheet

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; O'Driscoll, Deirdre (Marine Institute, 2018)
    The Explorers Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity sheet is double-sided and includes an illustration of Ireland’s marine territory on one side and activities on the other. Ireland’s ocean territory is ten times the size of the island of Ireland. The currently designated Irish Continental Shelf, represented by the red line on the map, shows the Republic of Ireland's current territorial waters, which extends out across the North Atlantic Ocean and includes parts of the Irish and Celtic Seas. This area includes one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the European Union. The activity sheet on the back includes a word-find and word-jumble, where children can learn the names of the areas of the ocean. It also includes an art activity, drawing the Marine Institute’s research vessels that are used for seabed mapping in Ireland.