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Explorers Posters and Presentations

Explorers Posters and Presentations

The Explorers posters and presentations are created for classes taking part in the Explorers Education Programme in schools. They can also be downloaded to use for school projects or at home.

Explorers Posters

Explorers Five Turtle Species that Visit Irish Waters Poster
EXPLORERS FIVE TURTLE SPECIES THAT VISIT IRISH WATERS POSTER

Cushla Dromgool-Regan (Marine Institute, 2021)
The Explorers Five Turtle Species that Visit Irish Waters Poster provides a collection of illustrations of the turtles that migrate across the Atlantic and are found in the ocean waters around Ireland. The poster also includes details of the common name, scientific name, size, weight and the life span of each of the turtles.

Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster
EXPLORERS WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE ON THE SEASHORE POSTER

Cushla Dromgool-Regan and Eimear Manning, (Marine Institute, 2021)
The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Poster includes forty photographs of animals that are typically found on the Irish seashore. Each of the animals are listed under their species headings including: Seashells • Sliogáin; Fish • Éisc; Crustacean • Crústaigh; Jellies, Anemones and Corals • Smugaurlí, Bundúin agus Coiréalaigh; Sponges and Squirts • Spúinsí agus Ascaidí; Stars and Urchins • Crosóga agus Cuáin; and Worms • Péisteanna. Each photo also includes the animals common and Irish names.

Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster
EXPLORERS SHARK SPECIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD POSTER

Cushla Dromgool-Regan (Marine Institute, 2020)
The Explorers Shark Species from Around the World Poster provides illustrations of over twenty sharks found in the ocean around the world. Information about the sharks includes the adult shark length, weight and life expectancy.

Explorers Exploring Our Ocean Poster
EXPLORERS EXPLORING OUR OCEAN POSTER

Cushla Dromgool-Regan, and John Joyce (Marine Institute, 2018)
The Explorers Exploring Our Ocean Poster represents our interconnection with the ocean. It includes a collage of fun cartoon characters featuring the Marine Institute’s research vessel and marine scientists, marine industry, shipping, and recreation, as well as different types of technology we use to monitor the ocean.

Explorers Ocean Depths Poster
EXPLORERS OCEAN DEPTHS POSTER

Cushla Dromgool-Regan, (Marine Institute, 2018)
The Explorers Ocean Depths Poster provides an illustration of the ocean zones. This includes the Sunlight (0 – 200m); Twilight (200 – 1000m); Midnight (1000 – 4000m); Abyssal (4000 – 6000m); Trenches (6000 – 11,000m). The poster also provides images and interesting facts about typical animals found at each level of the ocean. It also highlights a number of discoveries in the Atlantic Ocean that have been made by the Marine Institute, as well as other international discoveries around the world.

Explorers 500 Years of Climate Change Poster
EXPLORERS 500 YEARS OF CLIMATE CHANGE POSTER

The Explorers 500 Years of Climate Change Poster is an excellent poster to demonstrate how the ocean has changed since Ferdinand Magellan undertook the first navigation and recordings of the ocean in 1519-1522. The poster illustration was created by Glynn Gorick, Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ and the H2020 ‘Sea Change’ Ocean Literacy Project. The poster may be used with teaching children about climate change as illustrates the importance of understanding human impact on the ocean and climate change (SDG 13).

Explorers The Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity Sheet
EXPLORERS THE REAL MAP OF IRELAND POSTER AND ACTIVITY SHEET

The Explorers The Real Map of Ireland Poster and Activity Sheet is double-sided and includes an illustration of Ireland’s marine territory on one side and activities on the other. Institute’s research vessels that are used for seabed.

EXPLORERS CARING FOR OUR OCEAN ACTION BOARD POSTER
EXPLORERS CARING FOR OUR OCEAN ACTION BOARD POSTER

The Explorers Caring for our Ocean Action Board Poster  can be used with the Geography - Environmental awareness and care lesson plan Explorers Caring for Our Ocean. The poster is available in English and Irish.   The poster can be used to help children develop a plan to care for the marine environment with lots of fun actions.

A HYDROTHERMAL ADVENTURE POSTER
A HYDROTHERMAL ADVENTURE POSTER
The Hydrothermal AdVenture Poster provides lots of fun facts about hydrothermal vents and the discovery of the Moytirra hydrothermal vents that were discovered in 2011.

 

Explorers Presentations Tab

EXPLAINING TIDES TO CHILDREN PRESENTATION
EXPLAINING TIDES TO CHILDREN PRESENTATION

Explaining the Tides to Children Presentation includes information about: Orbits of the Earth, Moon and Sun; Moon phases and the lunar cycle; Gravity; Gravity and the tide; Types of tides; The tides and me!; Tide tables; Extra insight.

INTRODUCTION TO SEAWEEDS PRESENTATION
INTRODUCTION TO SEAWEEDS PRESENTATION
The Introduction to Seaweeds Presentation provides easy to explain information about the different types of seaweeds that can be found in Ireland.  The presentation also provides ideas for projects that can be used with science, geography, history and art lesson plans.
WHAT IS DEGRADATION? PRESENTATION
WHAT IS DEGRADATION? PRESENTATION
The What is Degradation Presentation can be used to explain new words associated with degradation of materials, marine pollution and micro plastics.
FLOODING & COASTAL COMMUNITIES PRESENTATION
FLOODING & COASTAL COMMUNITIES PRESENTATION

The Flooding and Coastal Communities Presentation provides an introduction to flooding. It covers what is a flood to coastal flooding; impacts of flooding and flood defences. It also looks at what influences flooding, including human impacts, urbanisation, deforestation, sea level rise. This presentation can be used with the lesson plan on building flood defences.

THE SQUID DISSECTION PRESENTATION
THE SQUID DISSECTION PRESENTATION
The Squid Dissection presentation can be use as part of the scientific examination of a squid in class.  The presentation covers: introduction; swimming; feeding; protection; vision and size; external features; internal features; internal organs.   Also see the Squid Dissection lesson plan for worksheets that can be used in class.
IRELAND'S MARINE RESOURCE - WHAT WOULD I DO WITH THE REAL MAP OF IRELAND? PRESENTATION
IRELAND'S MARINE RESOURCE - WHAT WOULD I DO WITH THE REAL MAP OF IRELAND? PRESENTATION
Ireland’s marine resource - What would you do with the Real Map of Ireland? presentation provides fun illustrations to help students think about the size of Ireland's marine territory as well as coming up with ideas of what our marine resource can be used for. With one of the largest ocean resources in Europe, the “The Real Map of Ireland” shows how the map of Ireland also includes the land under the ocean.