Heritage in Schools

The Heritage in Schools Scheme provides a panel of 145 Heritage Specialists who visit primary schools throughout the country.

Would you like to bring “Nature School” to your school?

A School Visit under the “Heritage in Schools” scheme can take place:

  • In the Classroom
  • In the school grounds (or nearby)
  • On a Field Trip in a local woodland or forest

We work with primary schools in the following counties:

  • Galway
  • Mayo
  • Leitrim
  • Sligo
  • Longford
  • Westmeath
  • Roscommon

About Us

Bernard and Zane live near Castlebar in Co. Mayo with their three children. For more than a decade and a half now they have embarked on an ambitious project to restore an area of ancient hazel woodland and create a new native woodland on the family farm. The project started back in 2001 when the site was chosen by the Forest Service to pilot the proposed Native Woodland Scheme and so became one of the first woodlands in the country under the new scheme. One of the objectives of there project is to create an awareness of the important role that Ireland’s Native Woodlands play in enhancing biodiversity, protecting our rivers and lakes and providing a safe home to may of our endangered species. Over the past few years we have been delighted to welcome children from our local school, scouting organisations and adults to come and play and learn in our woodlands. Ireland has such a wealth of wonderful unspoiled  natural outdoor areas on our doorsteps that are just waiting to be discovered and explored. Since 2010 we have been working with schools under the Heritage in Schools Scheme.

Zane Kazotniece

Zane Kazotniece

Director

Bernard Joyce

Bernard Joyce

Director

To get in touch

Call:

  • (094)9067080 (Office)

  • (087)2254698 (Bernard mobile)

  • (087)1202252 (Zane mobile)

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Heritage Week 2016

Heritage Week 2016

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A Wonder in the Woods 2016

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...

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