<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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  • Exploring Our Ocean Colouring and Activity Book

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (The Camden Education Trust, 2018)
    A colouring and activity book suitable for infants which includes fun facts to introduce them to the ocean and ocean literacy. Illustrations by Dr John Joyce.
  • Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2020

    The Camden Education Trust (The Camden Education Trust, 2021)
    The Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2020 provides the highlights of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme activities including outreach in schools, teachers training, workshops, as well as the resources developed for online teaching.
  • EXPLORERS Fintastic Shark Facts Posters

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2018)
    The Fintastic Shark Facts Posters includes three posters, each including an illustration of a hungry shark, emersed in shark fact bubbles. The three posters include twenty fun facts about sharks eating habits to interesting features of how they survive in the ocean. The poster 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. Illustrations of shark used in the poster: John Joyce, Spindrift Press
  • SDG 14 Life below water Poster A2

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2019)
    The Explorers SDG posters illustrate how the ocean is connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The ‘SDG 14 Life below water Poster A2’ provides a beautiful photo of animals in an aquarium with a young girl looking up at different species, reminding us of how we have an impact on the ocean and how the ocean impacts our lives. The posters also include interesting facts highlighting these connections, which are also interlinked to the SDG’s. The 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.
  • SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production Poster A2

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2019)
    The Explorers SDG posters illustrate how the ocean is connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The SDG 12 Responsible consumption & Production Poster A2’ provides a beautiful photo of a turtle about to eat plastic, reminding us of how we have an impact on the ocean and how the ocean impacts our lives. The posters also include interesting facts highlighting these connections, which are also interlinked to the SDG’s. The 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.
  • SDG 13 Climate Change Poster A2

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2019)
    The Explorers SDG posters illustrate how the ocean is connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). ‘Explorers SDG Poster No. 13, Climate Change’ provides a beautiful photo of the ocean reminding us of how we have an impact on the ocean and how the ocean impacts our lives. The posters also include interesting facts highlighting these connections, which are also interlinked to the SDG’s. The 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.
  • 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 Recorded in 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 Learning about Squid: Our favourite Squid Facts

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin; McCrea, Mona; Varian, Sarah; Larkin, Eithne; Peritz, Atalya; Murphy, Rebecca; McMahon, Eoin; Kennedy, Sorsha; O'Connor, Bríd; et al. (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The Explorers Learning about Squid: Explorers Learning about Squid: Our favourite SQUID FACTS includes 20 of the Explorers outreach teams favourite facts about squid. These can be used as a presentation within the class to generate ideas for class discussion, stories, and to help children create their own favourite squid facts. The squid fact images may also be printed and used as part of an Explorers Learning about Squid visual display in the classroom. The Explorers team facts were created by: Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Noirín Burke, Mona McCrea, Sarah Varian, Eithne Larkin, Atalya Peritz, Rebecca Murphy, Eoin McMahon, Sorsha Kennedy, Bríd O'Connor, Padraic Creedon, William McElhinney, Shazia Waheed, Mervyn Horgan, Jai Tuohy.
  • 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.
  • Explorers Learning about Squid: KRAKEN the Sea Monster Presentation

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle; Manning, Eimear (Marine Institute, 2021)
    The Explorers Learning about Squid: KRAKEN the Sea Monster Presentation provides a series of fun facts that used to discuss the history, myths and stories of the giant squid. The Presentations can be used as PowerPoint or interactive presentations on a Whiteboard. The presentation includes lots of images that portray the Kraken in many guises. Photographs and images are Istock as well as Alamy. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright details.
  • Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations: My Squid Workbook

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear; Quinn, Anna (Marine Institute, 2021)
    Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations: My Squid Workbook, is an accompanying workbook to the books- CSI Squid for Beginners and CSI Our Favourite Squid Species. Learning about animals such as squid, help us discover some of the amazing things about marine biodiversity and adaptation; as well as exploring the ocean around the world.
  • Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations: Squid For Beginners

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear; Quinn, Anna (Marine Institute, 2021)
    Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations: SQUID FOR BEGINNERS provides an introduction to squid for children and teachers to use in the classroom and aims to inspire a new generation of explorers. The book introduces children to science classification and the names given to squid; cephalopod evolution; and where squid are distributed and their different habitats. The book also has a section about a squids anatomy and supports the Explorers Learning about Squid Film Cephalopod Science Investigations: Squid Dissection & Fun Facts, where the special features of squid are discussed. A chapter is also dedicated to the Kraken and highlights how the giant squid has been introduced into many cultures, over hundreds of years as a giant sea monster. The book also shows our connections with squid from yummy ‘squidulicious’ food, fishing, climate change to squid in museums and sculptures. Finally, the book also highlights how squid features are influencing science, technology and engineering.
  • Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations: Our Favourite Squid Species

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Manning, Eimear; Quinn, Anna (Marine Institute, 2021)
    Explorers Cephalopod Science Investigations OUR FAVOURITE SQUID SPECIES provides an introduction to squid species. Learning about animals such as squid, help us discover some of the amazing things about marine biodiversity and adaptation; as well as exploring the ocean around the world. This book looks at ten squid species found around the world including the largest squid in the world called the giant squid to the smallest pygmy squid, which is the size of your finger nail. Each squid information sheet identifies the English, Irish and scientific name of the squid species; its size, colour and life span. The squid sheets also highlights the ocean that the squid lives in, its habitat; what it looks like; how the squid protects itself; what it eats; and its predators.
  • Lance -the Miniboat

    Dow, Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn Dow, 2017)
    The illustrated story of Lance was presented to the Marine Institute during the author’s visit to Ireland. Kaitlyn Dow tells the story of the adventures of the Lancer the miniboat, that was launched from the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel Neil Armstrong. The miniboat project was completed as part of her secondary school project, Waterford CT Highschool from Connecticut, USA and supported by AORA-CSA who had formed a partnership in 2016 with Educational Passages mini-sailboats in the USA. The Lancer boat was fitted with a GPS tracker to monitor how it might get caught in the Atlantic's ocean currents and ended up sailing into Droim, Leitir Móir, Galway where it was found by primary school student Méabh Ní Ghionnáin. The boat was repaired by Méabh and her family and relaunched from the Marine Institute's research vessel RV Celtic Explorer on the 22nd April 2017, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • An Ocean of Stories! An Anthology of Children’s Ocean Stories, by children for children

    Madigan, Carmel T. (The Loophead Summer Hedge School, 2021)
    An Ocean of Stories - An Anthology of Children’s Ocean Stories, by children for children include over fifty stories selected, from fourteen participating classes, with a selection of at least three contributions from each class. Over 300 children from County Clare and County Limerick produced stories, artwork and poems that were inspired by the ocean, as part of the Explorers Education Programme’s project in 2020-2021. The stories chosen for the final anthology were selected on the basis of good writing, diversity of personal ocean based experiences and imagination. The stories are truly beautiful, expressive, engaging, intriguing, thoughtful, succinct, and make for wonderful insightful reading, whatever your age. These stories are the children’s own, their lived experiences intertwined with creative thinking, even fantasy at times, while some are pure fact or pure fiction. All these stories are lovely to read and the reader will feel enriched having read them.

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