Heritage News & Events 20.1.21

Nature Activities for remote learning
The Biodiversity in Schools team have some nature activities for remote learning that are simple, free, require minimal resources and will encourage your students to get outside and see spring just around the corner. Why not build a log pile or a bird feeder?   To find out what you might need to do this go to https://www.biodiversityinschools.com/bugs.html

Free ‘Know Your Locality’ online course
The Irish Archaeology Field School, with facilitator Dr Stephen Mandal, are offering a free online course on Tuesday & Thursday from 4-6pm from 16th Feb – 2nd Mar.  The tutorials will take you step-by-step through available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of your home place though its geological, archaeological and historical past. Further details/bookings go to https://iafs.ie/know-your-locality/
Ireland’s Blubber Book
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have a new educational resource for young and aspiring marine biologists, Ireland’s Blubber Book; Flukes Junior Vol 1 which is a comprehensive workbook on cetaceans found in Irish waters for primary school children between 9 -12yrs. The book is available to purchase on the IWDG shop at https://iwdg.ie/iwdg-launch-irelands-blubber-book-flukes-junior-vol-1/   They also facilitate virtual workshops and to find out more about the workshops email education@iwdg.ie
Interested in our Oral History?
Oral History Network Ireland (OHNI) will host an online workshop, via Zoom, on Saturday 20th February from 10am – 12.30pm.  It is designed for beginners who are interested in learning more about oral history and its potential as a research methodology. Registration is required. Cost: Members €15, Non-Members €20. Find out more at https://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/training-courses/oral-history-basics-online-training-workshop/
Help your sports club become more biodiversity friendly
The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) have launched a new pollinator advice leaflet to support local sports clubs become more pollinator friendly. If you are a member of a sports club please support this initiative and help to make Kilkenny a safe place for pollinators. To get some tips on how your club could help save our bees go to https://pollinators.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Pollinator-Sports-Clubs-guide-WEB.pdf