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Heritage Week 2016

eritage week is an opportunity for people across Ireland to celebrate our unique heritage. As part of Heritage Week 2016, Nature School held a free event for members of the local community to explore and learn about Ireland's Native Woodlands by...

A Wonder in the Woods 2016

Please Join us in celebrating Heritage Week 2016 on a "Wonder in the Woods". Date: Tuesday    23rd August 2016 Location:             Nature School, Ballyvary Time:                   11am & 12pm Cost:                    FREE but You must register [The walk is about 1.5...

Bees

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The Wonder of the Woods

(Source: The Western People) The Native Woodlands here at Nature School are a wonderful place for play and learning. The Western People joined us recently for a day in the woods. You can read the article "The Wonder of the Woods" here. [gview...

Launch of Tree Week 2015

Nature School were delighted to be a part of the launch of Tree Week 2015 for Mayo on Monday March 3rd at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. People from local schools and community organisations participated in the planting of Oak and Mountain Ash Trees in the lakeside park...

Leave No Trace

Being outdoors can be fun and educational. Our wonderful natural environment is full of  surprises waiting to be discovered. Nature is also an important resource for our environment and is home to a multitude of species from the smallest micro-organisms  to our...

Heritage in Schools 2015

Heritage in Schools 2015 The Heritage in Schools Scheme is now open again for bookings for 2015. The scheme makes available to primary schools a panel of 175 Heritage Experts who will visit primary schools to work directly with the students. The visit by the heritage...

The benefits of walking to school

Introducing your children to the great outdoors need not wait until that wonderful camping trip that you have being planning for years. Face it, no matter how many great bargains in outdoor camping gear you have managed to pick up in your local discount store over the...

Resources for Forest School

Resources for Forest Schools It is an exciting time in Ireland at the moment with a number of opportunities to become a qualified Forest School Practitioner. We started our training in Wicklow in November last when a hardy bunch of childcare professionals, youth...

Green Schools Biodiversity

Nature School recently participated in training with Green Schools Ireland to deliver the Green Schools - Biodiversity programme in Schools in Ireland as part of the Heritage in Schools programme. Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an...