Archive: March 2018

World Water Day 2018 – Nature for Water

Every year on the 22nd of March, the world celebrates World Water Day (WWD). The United Nations created World Water Day to remind us of the vital importance of water resources in our lives. Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for human survival. It affects all aspects of society, from […]

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My time as an intern at GAP Ireland

As an Agronomy engineer, my interests are environmental and global issues and my goal is to focus my career on international sustainable development. I began this journey with one major objective: to intern in the NGO sector in an English-speaking country to understand how an organization is managed. Working at GAP Ireland proved to be the […]

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Empowering Students to Become Environmental Champions – One Workshop at a Time

There are many aspects to environmental education. In response to this, Global Action Plan Ireland(GAP) has developed workshops around the six themes students can easily relate to and understand. Each workshop is tailored to student capacity to maximise understanding and ensure positive, sustainable behaviour change. These workshops also compliment the national curriculum in an interactive […]

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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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Top Prize in Nationwide Water Challenge

  Cork’s Berrings NS were announced National Winners of  Water Explorer 2016 and will go on to compete in the GLOBAL FINALS later this year in London. Water Explorer is an innovative and global online platform, engaging pupils aged 8-14 years in water conservation. The award honours the pupils for their outstanding efforts in taking action to protect and conserve […]

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GAP Ireland’s first ever National Water Explorer Awards

Ballymun was absolutely buzzing on the 15th of September as 4 bus loads of students from all over Ireland descended upon the Axis Theatre, where the first ever National Water Explorer Awards took place in a ‘Dragon’s Den style’ setting. Local school Glasnevin Educate Together NS were first to arrive and featured on RTÉ news2day (watch the […]

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Press Release: Duncan Stewart Launches Global Action Plan’s New “Water Explorer” Initiative

Leading environmentalist Duncan Stewart, Olympic pentathlete, Natalya Coyle, and high performance swimmer Bethany Carson, today launched Global Action Plan’s innovative Water Explorer 2016 programme in the fitting surroundings of Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre. Schools around the country are being encouraged to sign up to the water conservation programme at www.waterexplorer.ie and help save the equivalent […]

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Calling on all Water Explorers

Water Explorer is a fantastically free, global, online, educational resource for teachers and students aged 8-14 years from 11 participating countries. After a successful launch in January 2015, the inspiring and empowering programme led 237 Irish Explorers on 4 missions to rescue our ‘waterful’ world; Precious Water, Fresher Water, Global Water and Secret Water. Students […]

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