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Water Workshops – Water Explorer Kickstarters

  The Water Explorer team have been travelling around the country visiting newly registered schools to introduce the Water Explorer programme. If you haven’t already registered find out more about Water Explorer here.   Our Lady of the Wayside NS used the Water Explorer values awareness and responsibility when completing the ‘Clean that Water Up!’ […]

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National Water Explorer Awards 2017

GAP hosted the 2017 National Water Explorer Awards at the Axis in Ballymun last month. The Top 5 Water Explorer schools in Ireland competed for the chance to move on to the international awards in London. The school’s presented the water saving work they  had done throughout the year to a panel of three judges: […]

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Youth Gardening Workshops

Our Youth Gardening Programme is available as a tailor-made programme spanning a number of weeks or as individual workshops.   HOW INVOLVEMENT IN GARDENING BENEFITS YOUNG PEOPLE: Gardening benefits kids’ health and well-being, their attitudes towards learning and the environment, their connections to community, and so much more. When it comes to vegetables, if they grow […]

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What a Hard Working Volunteer Looks Like…..

    Planting pollinator plants will encourage pollinating insects to the garden and the hard work they do really is priceless.   The Greater Yellow Bumblebee is on the Red List of endangered species. In Ireland we have 20 species of Bumblebees, 14 true Bumblebees and 6 cuckoo bumblebees. Cuckoo bumblebees lay their eggs in the […]

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Water Workshops for Schools in June!

In June the Water Explorer team at GAP have a limited number of FREE water workshops for schools!!!!                 WHAT HAPPENS AT A WATER EXPLORER KICK-STARTER WORKSHOP? In May the Water Explorer team went to St. George’s National School in Balbriggan for a Kickstarter Workshop with 1st class students. […]

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Intern with GAP – Education Assistant

An Internship in GAP Having returned home after 3 months travelling and volunteering in Africa as a teacher and eco-education officer, I was eager to do the same in Ireland. An internship in GAP as an educational officer afforded me that chance. Considering I was only at GAP for a few short months I managed […]

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Organic Dining al fresco in the Glás Garden

Chef Carl from Ballark centre lead an exciting workshop in the Glás Garden recently. Instead of our regular tea and biscuits at midday we enjoyed a freshly cooked lunch made with ingredients Carl collected from the garden. He picked herbs including chives, sage, parsley, thyme and lemon balm. His chosen vegetables were onions, artichoke, leeks and potatoes. Carl prepared […]

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School Biodiversity Trail

  Biodiversity Trail at Poppintree Park OLV NS embarked on Global Action Plan’s specially designed Biodiversity Trail for Biodiversity Week. They discovered the insects, spiders and birds that call Poppintree Park home in this hands on biodiversity workshop! Using bug jars, pooters and binoculars they had a close up look at some beautiful local wildlife. They learnt how to […]

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