STEM Education & Education for Sustainability
We understand the landscape of STEM education and public engagement in an Irish context, including the policy context and key stakeholders. We have worked with a broad range of clients and are passionate about STEM education and education for sustainable development.
SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Programme
We act as Education Specialist (in collaboration with H2 Learning) on DPSM, part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement programme. We are involved in development of resources for teaching through inquiry, teacher CPD, development and assessment of the SFI Awards of Science and Maths Excellence and accreditation and coordination of a network of Discover Centres nationwide that offer STEM workshops for primary schools.
SEAI Schools Programme
· Over the years we have been involved in supporting various aspects of the SEAI schools programme. We conceptualised, developed and piloted a range of resources including the popular 'Guzzler' character and the associated large format story book, the Energy File, ‘Hey Everything’s Working!’ and Energy in our Lives. More recently we have taken part in workshops with SEAI to input to developing an education strategy and to a short course on sustainability for Junior Cycle Science.
We were involved in developing the One Good Idea project, which encourages primary and post primary students to run energy and climate change awareness campaigns. Our role has involved coming up with the original project concept in collaboration with Real Nation, input to website content and project resources and design and implementation of the adjudication process.
Fingal Community Maker Programme
We assisted Fingal Libraries with planning and facilitation of consultation with a range of stakeholders and the community to inform development of a Community Maker Programme for Fingal.
The Energy in Education Programme
The Energy in Education Programme is a partnership between SEAI and the Department of Education and Skills to assist schools in implementing structured energy management systems. Since 2010 we have managed stakeholder engagement, developed, pilot tested, and co-ordinated national roll-out of a range of energy management supports. The programme provides schools with guides, a website, training workshops and an Energy Advice, Mentoring and Assessment service. Since 2012 over 800 schools have availed of these supports.
Expert Advisor on Primary Science and Maths to the Science and Technology Committee of the RDS as part of a strategic review and planning process.
Science Advisor and Curator to the Ark Children's Cultural Centre on a multi-disciplinary art-science exhibition on the theme of Awakening Curiosity ‘Exploring nature, biodiversity and the world around us’, to celebrate Dublin City of Science 2012.