After running only online workshops for the last year, we are back to conducting in-person and outdoor workshops for students and teachers following government COVID guidelines. We will have in-person workshops available for both primary and post-primary level and online workshops are also available. For more information visit: Student Workshops Register here by filling out: SEAI School Workshops registration form
We're going to Féilte 2021!
SEAI teachers workshops available at Feilte 21 this weekend
FÉILTE is the Teaching Council's annual Festival of Education. This year the festival theme is Transforming Teaching in a Sustainable World. SEAI is running a showcase for primary teachers and a workshop for post primary teachers. On Saturday 2nd of October, at Féilte, teachers from Clerihan National School, Tipperary will present their showcase Climate SOS: a thematic approach to energy education using SEAI resources. Mary Moore, Ann-Marie Murphy and Fiona Lahart will share their experiences of using the book Climate SOS by Lucinda Jacob. At Clerihan N.S., every class read the book and used it as a springboard to explore the theme of energy and to take pupil-led action. Check out this Showcase for ideas on how to use Climate SOS book to engage pupils in a cross-curricular and cross-school approach to learning all about sustainable energy. The Showcase is Booth S21 and it will be viewable from 12.55 until 4pm.SEAI is also running a LIVE STEM Workshop for post-primary teachers; ‘Energy Matters at Home and at School’ presented by Physics and Science teacher Mary Gorey.
SEAI workshops on sustainable energy at Climate and Nature Summit
The Climate and Nature Summit will be run from Nov 1st to 5th with participants joining online a series of empowering virtual sessions that encourage stimulating climate and nature conversations. SEAI will be host a primary school workshops on energy on Wed Nov 3rd. There will also be evening CPD for teachers available.
Climate SOS is an illustrated storybook that promotes an awareness of climate change in a way that relates to the lives and day-to-day experiences of children.
Class sets are available to borrow from local libraries and you can download the eBook version online.
SEAI School's programme update
Aoife Cannon delving deeper into Sustainability Education
Aoife Cannon who is Schools & Youth Programme Executive at SEAI since 2003 is taking a leave of absence and Magdalene Hayden is taking over as the Education Programme Executive. Aoife is going to study Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education at the University of Edinburgh and she is doing all travelling between Dublin and Edinburgh by using land and sea-based collective transport options. All of us at SEAI are wishing Aoife the best in her studies!
Energy Awards finalists announced
Meet our Emerging Energy Champions
Our “Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion” award was introduced in 2019 to recognise the outstanding work that many young people do to further the cause of sustainable energy as a key pillar of climate action.The winners will be announced at an online ceremony on the 21st of October.
Meet this year's deserving finalists:
Rosie’s tireless activism and passion for climate action started in secondary school and has continued throughout her time as an engineering student in UCC. In her work with the International Energy Research Centre, Rosie has contributed to a variety of EU projects. She has researched energy efficiency and renewables for the Lighthouse on Skellig Michael. Rosie is also a member of the Engineers without Borders programme and has participated in schools outreach programmes and mentored TY students. Her love of maths and physics along with her commitment to climate action make her a superb finalist in this category.
At only 12 years of age, Paddy is already known as a dedicated and passionate climate activist. The first ever documentary he watched, David Attenborough’s ‘Galapagos’, and a school trip to Dublin Zoo inspired him to take a great interest in sustainability and tackling climate change. Committed to doing something to help, he embarked on learning all about renewable energy, environmental protection and sustainability and joined his Green Schools Committee. Paddy went on to win a prize at the INTEL Mini scientist schools competition for TAPP, an eco-friendly 3rd world irrigation system, using plastic waste. Paddy was a Dáil delegate for the Youth Assembly on Climate Change, and his continued activism includes a proposal to his school principal on making his school more energy efficient which has now been passed on to the board of management.