Marine Institute

Explorers Seashore Safari

Explorers Education Programme Seashore Safari_Photograph Andrew Downes

The Explorers Seashore Safari module provides teachers with an opportunity to take their class to the seashore and participate in interactive activities learning about marine habitats, living things and environmental awareness and care on the shore.  The class will be accompanied by an Explorers education officer and all sampling equipment will be provided for exploring the seashore.  Teachers will be provided with a teachers’ guide, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricular project work based around their visit to the seashore. Some class work will be required prior to the seashore.

The Seashore Safari module may involve one full day visit from an Explorers education officer on the seashore or a half-day visit to the shore (approx. 3 hours) and a follow up class visit to assess project work completed by class after the seashore visit.  The seashore visit will include an exploration of marine habitats and living things as well as interactive learning games on the shore (weather permitting).   The follow up visit will involve the class providing a presentation and discussion of their project work that relates to their experience on the seashore.  This module involves fun activities assessing the student’s ocean literacy in which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion of the module.  

Field trips to the seashore must be organised to suit the tides. Teachers participating in this module may be required to attend an introduction workshop prior to the delivery of the seashore safari.  Teachers should note that travel arrangements to and from the shore must be organised by the school and safaris are limited to a maximum of 30 students.  Teachers must ensure that the children have suitable clothing for the field-trip.

For further information and to book your class for this module please contact the outreach centre in your location:  Explorer contacts

The Explorers Education Programme™ is supported by the Marine Institute, and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.