Apply now to participate in the Explorers Marine Education Programme 2013/2014

Explorers Education Workshop held at Galway Atlantaquaria.  Photograph Neil Warner.  Image courtesy of Galway AtlantaquariaTeachers - apply by 20th September to  participate in the Explorers Marine Education Programme 2013/2014. 

The Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria have successfully run the Explorers Marine Education Programme for over seven years, where primary schools have participated in developing an awareness and interest in Ireland’s marine resource, oceans and seashores (

With the support of the Galway Education Centre, the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria are delighted to announce that the Explorers Education Programme is being re-launched in Co. Galway, where more schools will now be able to participate.

Schools may select one of four modules on offer including:

Module 1: 

Explorers Aquarium in the Classroom

(No charge.Tank supplied by the Explorers programme).
Module 2: 

Explorers Marine Project:

Marine Bio-discovery

(no charge).
Module 3: 

Explorers Seashore Safari 

(no charge).
Module 4: 

Explorer Workshops at Galway Atlantaquaria

(small fee).

On successful completion of the module, schools and students will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation.

For more information about the modules and to download the Explorers Marine Education Programme Application Form see attached:

Letter and Application Form to Participate in the Explorers Education Programme 2013-2014 (Word.doc 284KB)
Explorers Projects and Workshops Curriculum Links (Word.doc 246KB)
Please feel free to forward this information onto primary schools in Galway that you think may be interested in participating in the Explorers Education Programme. Teachers may also download these forms from the Galway Education website: ​ 

The Explorers programme continues to run in Clare, Mayo, Dublin and Cork , in association with partners, Galway Atlantaquaria, Blackrock Education Centre, Sea Life Centre Bray and the Lifetime Lab, Cork.  Explorer teaching materials are available to download free of charge at