<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 FinTastic Sharks+ Teacher's Planning Guide—Delivering a FinTastic Sharks+ Project with your Class

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-05)
    TThe 'Explorers FinTastic Sharks+ Teacher's Planning Guide—Delivering a FinTastic Sharks+ Project with your Class' provides an introduction to the Explorers FinTastic Sharks+ resources, with links to the information book, children's workbook, activity sheet, presentations, identification key, and poster. A table with cross-curricular lesson plans and links to the Irish Primary School Curriculum Framework (2023) competencies and skills is provided to guide lessons that could be carried out in class and on the shore.
  • FIN-TASTIC SHARKS+ Pups and Mermaids Purses Class Presentation

    McCrea, Mona; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ Pups and Mermaid's Purses for the class presentation introduces children to how sharks and skates are born.
  • Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobrachs Class Presentation

    McCrea, Mona; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2024-01)
    This PowerPoint presentation, 'Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobranchs Class Presentation,' is by Mona McCrea and Cushla Dromgool-Regan. The presentation is full of photos, graphics, and fun facts that aim to inform and engage everyone in our love of sharks, skates, and rays in Ireland and around the world.
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy, Engagement & Impact Report 2023

    Mills, Gillian; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Burke, Noirin (Marine Institute, 2024-04-26)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy, Engagement & Impact Report 2023 highlights the Marine Institute Explorers Education Programme activities, which aim to promote ocean literacy in schools. The report provides qualitative and quantitative figures showing children's and teachers' engagement. The report also highlights teachers' training, student teachers' training, and the publication of resources, media and events.
  • Explorers FinTastic Sharks - Sharks from around the World Poster final 201223

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers FinTastic Sharks - Sharks from around the World A2 Poster can be printed for the classroom or used on a whiteboard to show off some of the many shark species around the world. The poster includes 21 shark illustrations, including their common name, scientific name, size, weight, and depth they swim at, as well as the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List
  • Explorers FinTastic Sharks_Mermaids Purse Identification Key 438mmx 310mm

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; McCrea, Mona (Marine Institute, 2024)
    The Mermaids Purse Identification Key (438mmx 310mm) is an excellent resource where teachers and children can work individually or as teams on the seashore or in the classroom to identify shark and skate egg cases found on the shoreline. It is recommended that the 2-page key is printed on an A3 sheet and cut to size.
  • Explorers My Fin-Tastic Sharks+ Theme Park planning and design worksheet

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers My Fin-Tastic Sharks+ Theme Park planning and design worksheet is an excellent resource where children can work individually or as teams on a project designing and creating a shark theme park. The worksheet prompts children to use the Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobranchs for Children as a guide to help them design their theme park rides. The project also encourages children to think about STEM and sustainability with the development of their park
  • Explorers My Fin-Tastic Sharks Creative Design Book

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers My Fin-Tastic Sharks Creative Design Book is an excellent resource for teachers and children to use for creative art projects. The design book has over 20 pictures of shark species, including the largest, medium, and smallest shark species in the world. Each page is dedicated to a specific shark which children can use as a template for design, colour or use fabric & fibres to create a shark collage.
  • Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ My Elasmobranchs Workbook

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; McCrea, Mona (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ My Elasmobranchs Workbook provides 14 cross-curricular lesson activities and worksheets where children can learn about sharks, skates and rays in Irish waters and around the world. The workbook is an excellent resource for thematic projects and completing activities in the classroom that support the Irish primary school curriculum framework - developing children's competencies and skills (2023).
  • Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobranchs for Children

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle; McCrea, Mona (Marine Institute, 2023)
    Explorers Fin-Tastic Sharks+ An Introduction to Elasmobranchs for Children book introduces teachers and children to sharks, skates and rays in Irish waters and worldwide. The book looks at sharks' anatomy, superpowers and adaptations, mermaid's purses and pups, and lots more. The book also highlights the threats facing these species and scientists and communities helping & protecting sharks, skates and rays.
  • Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2022

    The Camden Education Trust (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Engagement and Impact Report 2022 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 Ocean Literacy Principle #6 The Ocean and Humans are Inextricably Linked Presentation

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #6 Presentation introduces you to the sixth principle of ocean literacy: the ocean and humans are inextricably linked, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #5 The Ocean Supports a Great Diversity of Life and Ecosystems Presentation

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #5 Presentation introduces you to the fifth principle of ocean literacy: the ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #4 The Ocean Makes Earth Habitable Presentation

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #4 Presentation introduces you to the fourth principle of ocean literacy: the ocean makes Earth habitable, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #7 The Ocean is Largely Unexplored Presentation

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #7 Presentation introduces you to the seventh principle of ocean literacy: the ocean is largely unexplored, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #3 The Ocean is a Major Influence on Weather and Climate Presentation

    Crowley, Danielle; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #3 Presentation introduces you to the third principle of ocean literacy: the ocean is a major influence on weather and climate, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #2 The Ocean and Life in the Ocean Shape the Features of Earth Presentation

    Crowley, Danielle; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #2 Presentation introduces you to the second principle of ocean literacy: the ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #1 Earth has One Big Ocean with Many Features Presentation

    Crowley, Danielle; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Ocean Literacy Principle #1 Presentation introduces you to the first principle of ocean literacy: Earth has one big ocean with many features, and the concepts behind this principle. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright detail
  • Explorers Ocean Literacy Principles: What You Need to Know Presentation

    Crowley, Danielle; Dromgool-Regan, Cushla (Marine Institute, 2023)
    This PowerPoint introduces the seven Ocean Literacy Principles, and is the first in a series going through each Principle in more detail. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright details.
  • Explorers Turtle Talk with Sea Turtles: Turtle Presentation Part 3: Turtle Special Features & Turtles in Irish Waters

    Dromgool-Regan, Cushla; Crowley, Danielle (Marine Institute, 2023)
    The Explorers Turtle Talk with Sea Turtles: Turtle Presentation Part 3: Turtle Special Features & Turtles in Irish Waters introduces your class to the unique biology of turtles, from their life cycles to their migration prowess, plus the five turtle species that have been recorded in Irish waters. It is designed to accompany the Explorers Turtle Talk with Sea Turtles: An Introduction to Sea Turtles book. Slides can be used as a presentation or printed to display in the class. This PowerPoint may be used for educational purposes and the images must retain all of their image copyright details.

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