<b>To view all items in the collection click on the title tab in the search box above</b><br><br><br>This collection contains education materials and resources from the Explorers Education Programme. The Explorers Education programme aims to integrate marine themes as closely as possible with lessons already taught in national schools through the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum and other cross curricular subjects.

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  • 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 Ocean Literacy Knowledge Questionnaire for Teachers - Evaluating your knowledge about the Ocean

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2017)
    Explorers Ocean Literacy Knowledge Questionnaire for Teachers - Evaluating your knowledge about the Ocean
  • 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.
  • Interpreting and presenting data about marine litter in the ocean

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The children will learn how to represent and interpret data about ocean pollution. They will organise and represent data using bar charts and read and interpret block graphs.
  • Litter and waste breakdown game

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The aim of this lesson plan is to investigate how long different types of waste take to breakdown, to understand the impact of litter on our natural environment and to identify what we can do to reduce this impact, all through a visual and hands-on game played with a partner or in a small group.
  • Drama: 5th and 6th Class: A hermit crab's quest to find a new home

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to extend playing in role and in character as well as develop the ability to accept and maintain a brief that has been decided on by the teacher. The children will develop the ability to co-operate and to communicate with others in helping to shape the drama. The activities will enable students to become familiar with the seashore habitat and seashore species. The lesson plan can also be used to help children become aware of litter issues on the seashore.
  • Drama: 5th and 6th Class: A whale's tale : adventures of living in the ocean

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The aim of the lesson plan if for the children to extend role playing in character and develop their ability to accept and maintain a brief that has been decided on by the teacher, as well as develop the ability to co-operate and to communicate with others in helping to shape the drama. The students will become familiar with the marine habitat and marine species. The lesson can also be used to learn about the human impacts affecting animals that live in the ocean and developing solutions to create change. (Note that this lesson plan is an extension of the Explorers Lesson Plan: A Whale’s Tale – Science - Living things).
  • Science: 5th and 6th Class: A Whale’s Tale - Meeting marine animals around the world

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The aim of the lesson is to enable children to recognise that there is a great diversity of animals in the ocean. The children will become familiar with the characteristics of a variety of marine animals from different regions and ocean environments around the world. They will also learn about marine pollution affecting the animals that live in the ocean. Note: This lesson plan can be used with the drama lesson plan: A Whale’s Tale – Adventures of living in the Ocean.
  • Fifth and sixth class_T2 Gaeilge translated to English_ Myself_ If I were a fish, what would I be?

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The children will design and create a poster that describes a fish (or animal from the ocean) that they would like to be. The children will describe their favourite fish’s appearance, its habitat and the food it likes to consume by participating in oral language, reading and writing activities. Tá na páistí chun dearadh agus cruthú póstaer a dhéanann cur síos ar an t-iasc (nó ainmhí ó na farraige) ba mhaith leo a bheith. Déanfaidh na páistí cur síos ar cuma, an gnáthóg agus an bia a itheann an t-iasc is fearr leo trí pháirt a ghlacadh i gíomhaíochtaí teanga labharha, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta.
  • Fifth and sixth class_T2 Gaeilge translated to English_ School_ My school becomes a deep sea aquarium

    Marine Institute (2017)
    The children using their imagination, knowledge and experiences, will remodel their school (or classroom) into a giant imaginary deep sea aquarium by participating in oral language, reading and writing activities. Ba chóir go mbeadh na páistí in ann forbairt a dhéanamh ar focail agus frásaí a bhaineann leis na farraige timpeall an domhain. In ann na focail agus frásaí nua a úsáid go muiníneach agus cuntas faoi mír nuachta a mbeadh ar an teilifís a scríobh, trí pháirt a ghlacadh i gníonhaíomhaíochtaí teanga labhartha, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta.
  • Fifth and sixth class_T2 Gaeilge translated to English_ Hobbies_My favourite hobby is recreational sea fishing

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The children will form a good understanding of what the hobby of fishing entails by participating in oral language, reading and writing activities. Tá na páistí chun thuiscint mhaith a fháil ar céard atá i gceist leis an caitheamh aimsire iascaireacht trí pháirt a ghlacadh i gníomhaíochtaí teanga labhartha, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta.
  • Fifth and sixth class_T2 Gaeilge translated to English_Television_ What news is happening about the ocean in the world on TV?

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The children will develop words and phrases relating to the ocean in the world. They will be able to use their new vocabulary and phrases confidently while writing their script for a news item to feature on television by participating in oral language, reading and writing activities. Ba chóir go mbeadh na páistí in ann forbairt a dhéanamh ar focail agus frásaí a bhaineann leis na farraige timpeall an domhain. In ann na focail agus frásaí nua a úsáid go muiníneach agus cuntas faoi mír nuachta a mbeadh ar an teilifís a scríobh, trí pháirt a ghlacadh i gníonhaíomhaíochtaí teanga labhartha, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta.
  • Fifth and sixth class_T2 Gaeilge translated to English_ At home_Design my home

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
    The children will take on the persona as a designer and design their home using a marine theme by participating in oral language, reading and writing activities. Tá na páistí chun a bheith sa ról mar dearthóir agus teach a dhearadh leis an teáma mara trí pháirt a ghlacadh i gníomhaíochtaí teanga labhartha, léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta.
  • Geography: Fifth and Sixth Class - Explorers Caring for our Ocean Action Board (Irish and English Version)

    Marine Institute (2017)
    The aim of the lesson is for children to form a greater understanding of the ocean’s influence on them and their influence on the ocean. The lesson aims to guide children with creating a strategy to help care for the marine environment as an individual as well as collectively at a local, national and global level.
  • Visual Arts 5th and 6th Class. Ocean Literacy Principles and Concepts Art Project: Our Ocean – Our Future

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2016)
    The objective of the Ocean literacy principles and concepts art project is for students to produce drawings based on their understanding of our ocean, using marine themes based on the seven ocean literacy principles and fundamental concepts for inspiration. The drawings may be further developed into paintings and other visual art mediums. The project should incorporate an art exhibition, and may include printing of postcards and bags.
  • Poster: Ocean Literacy Principal 7. The ocean is largely unexplored

    Blue Society; Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
    BlueSociety.org, Sea for Society and the Marine Institute have developed a number of 'Your Ocean - Your Future' posters that can be used in class to raise awareness and understanding about "the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean". The posters can be used to help learn about the key fundamental concepts about our ocean. Poster 7. The ocean is largely unexplored: New technologies, sensors and tools are expanding the ability to explore the ocean. Ireland has one of the largest marine territories in Europe.
  • Poster: Ocean Literacy Principal 6d. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected - Heritage and Culture

    Blue Society; Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
    BlueSociety.org, Sea for Society and the Marine Institute have developed a number of 'Your Ocean - Your Future' posters that can be used in class to raise awareness and understanding about "the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean". The posters can be used to help learn about the key fundamental concepts about our ocean. Poster 6d- The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected - Heritage and Culture: The ocean contributes to our marine heritage and culture. The majority of Ireland’s population lives within 50km of the coast.
  • Poster: Ocean Literacy Principal 6c. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Energy

    Blue Society; Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
    : BlueSociety.org, Sea for Society and the Marine Institute have developed a number of 'Your Ocean - Your Future' posters that can be used in class to raise awareness and understanding about "the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean". The posters can be used to help learn about the key fundamental concepts about our ocean. Poster 6c. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Energy: E.U. offshore wind investments topped €4.2 billion in 2014
  • Poster: Ocean Literacy Principal 6b. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Trade

    Blue Society; Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
    : BlueSociety.org, Sea for Society and the Marine Institute have developed a number of 'Your Ocean - Your Future' posters that can be used in class to raise awareness and understanding about "the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean". The posters can be used to help learn about the key fundamental concepts about our ocean. Poster 6b. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Trade: More than 90% of global trade is carried by sea.
  • Poster: Ocean Literacy Principal 6a. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Food

    Blue Society; Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
    BlueSociety.org, Sea for Society and the Marine Institute have developed a number of 'Your Ocean - Your Future' posters that can be used in class to raise awareness and understanding about "the ocean's influence on us and our influence on the ocean". The posters can be used to help learn about the key fundamental concepts about our ocean. Poster 6a: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected – Food: The ocean provides an essential source of food. The ocean provides minerals, medicine and energy resources that improve our quality of life.

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