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Updates November 2019

Green Schools 2019 +

To help Scoil Bhríde stay environmentally friendly, this year; our Green Schools committee have introduced some new green tactics!

  • We now have certain areas around the school that are known as our “Wild Flower Areas”. This is to encourage biodiversity on our grounds with the focus on attracting and maintaining certain insects throughout the school year.
  • Flower bombs will also be sown to help make these areas more attractive for our insect friends.
  • We plan to grow more organic vegetables in our garden.
  • Scoil Bhríde is a plastic bottle free school. Please ensure drink bottles are reusable.
  • Waste from lunches should be brought home daily.
  • We will be starting our “Walk on Wednesdays” throughout the year as well as continuing to monitor “Score on the Door” for each class every week.
  • Doors and windows should be closed during lunch time. Interactive boards and lights should be turned off during this time too. Our energy monitors are on patrol. Watch out!!
  • We are making an effort to preserve wildlife by leaving it a little later before cutting grass, leaving it a tad longer and leaving some areas around the edges alone so as to facilitate butterflies, bees and meadows. We are not using sprays or weed killers as much as possible. Any ideas and contributions to this endeavour are most welcome.

Useful Websites and Books with Thanks to Inishbofin and Galway Marine institute

www.explorers.ie  : Explorers Lesson plans, planning guides, teacher resources and news

 Nature Detectives For Schools and Home

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorersMarineEducation/ Facebook page

We are also on Twitter @explorersedu

www.leavenotraceireland.orq : the Leave No Trace programme

www.sailing.ie — tide tables

www.beaches.ie — EPA website on Irish Beaches, water quality www.infomar.ie — underwater mapping — story map of Galway Bay

http://www.marinedimensions.ie/index.php?id=869 — Marine Dimensions website —

report findings of mermaid's purses — shark eggs

www.iwdg.ie — info on Irish Whales and Dolphins

https://www.ted.com/talks/david gallo shows underwater astonishments - video of underwater animals, squid and octopus and cuttlefish

http://www.arkive.orq/ - website about wildlife

https://www youtube.com/watch?v=017bBeXhYz4 — Marlisco Video — Impact of Marine Litter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw — Life of a plastic bag — mockumentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtfAhy21gAA- 2 minutes on marine litter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLg2NMizh20 — ocean acidification cartoon www.primaryscience.ie — great science activities

http://www.digitalocean.ie/- brilliant examples of underwater technology — data and shipwrecks

http://cleancoasts.org/ - Cleancoast website