Marine Institute

Explorers Education Programme

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The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme engages with primary schools, teachers, children and the education network, creating marine leaders and ocean champions in Ireland.

Explorers News & Media
Explorers News & Media
Take a look at the Explorers Education news and media activities to see our latest stories, events and competitions. Don’t forget to dive into the Explorers short films and fun ocean facts that can be used in the classroom.
Explorers About Us & Contacts
Explorers About Us & Contacts
The Explorers Education Programme promotes ocean awareness, knowledge and engagement, as well as supports ocean literacy and marine education in primary schools. Browse through our mission and goals and if you have enquiries relating to the Explorers Education Programme, see our contact details for more information.
Explorers Outreach in Schools
Explorers Outreach in Schools
The Explorers Education Programme offers a range of marine themed modules for primary school students and teachers in the classroom, through blended learning as well as out-door education. Check out our modules including marine projects, seashores safaris, aquariums in the class, and taking part in a number of exciting marine workshops.
Explorers Teachers Training
Explorers Teachers Training
The Explorers Education Programme provides a series of continued development training courses including DES approved summer courses, webinars and workshops. The Explorers team also provide a range of marine education webinars, workshops and field trips in collaboration with Education Support Centres as well as third level Institutes, supporting the delivery of STEM, ocean literacy and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Explorers Favourite Ocean Facts and Activities
Explorers Favourite Ocean Facts and Activities
While schools are closed, the Explorers team are sharing their favourite ocean facts, lessons and ideas for cross curricular projects, that teachers, parents and children can use while at home.
Explorer Education Mission Statement and Objectives. Photographer Tom Szumski
Explorer Explorers Mission Statement And Goals
The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity.
Explorers STEM and Steam Projects
Explorers STEM and STEAM Projects
The Marine Institute and the Explorers Education team supports activities involving meeting marine scientists and creating projects in schools where STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and STEAM (including arts) can be adopted.
Explorers Education Programme. Explorers Lesson Plans. Photographer Andrew Downes
Explorer Lesson Plans
The Explorer lesson plans and activities aim to integrate marine themes into strands taught in primary schools. The lessons plans are based on the Irish NCCA Primary School Curriculum including Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) which are presented through Science, Geography and History. Additional subjects include Mathematics, Language, Physical Education and Arts Education which are carried out through Visual Arts, Music and Drama.
Teacher's Resources. Photographer Andrea Woods
Teacher's Resources
The Explorers team have compiled a selection of teachers resources including class presentations, information books and illustrations that can be used with the Explorer lesson plans. These include background information about the seashore and Ireland s marine territory.
Explorers Education Programme. Other Resources. Photographer Andrew Downes
Other Resources
The Explorers team have found a number of marine related resources and websites that can be used to support teaching students about our oceans and the seas around Ireland’s coastline.
Explorers Education Programme. Explorers FAQ. Photographer Jason Clarke photography
Explorer FAQs
“Ask an Explorers Marine Scientist” is dedicated to answering questions relating to marine education. Check the Question & Answer Archive for all kinds of interesting information and answers to questions about the ocean and the species that live there.
Explorer Contacts. Photographer Jonathan White
Explorer Contacts
If you have any queries relating to the Explorers Education Programme, see the following contacts.