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Waterville and Caherdaniel, County Kerry

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veragh Learning Landscapes is a weekend full of walks, talks, and workshops focusing on outdoor education, place-based learning, land management, and nature connection all while using the Iveragh Peninsula as an outdoor classroom.

Workshop topics range from coastal habitats, designing spaces for biodiversity, herbal medicine, guided art classes, ocean literacy and how to use the outdoors as an educational tool. Guided walks/separate events include visits to local rock art sites, a trip to church island & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Kayaking on Lough Currane (small add. fee), outdoor yoga and a Dark skies evening event.

This year we are delighted to be serving as the launch event for the Education toolkit developed as part of the research carried out by Caherciveen based EPA funded project CoDesRes. The CoDesRes project is working on STEAM place based interventions to raise awareness and engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (SDG's). More info can be found on their website https://www.codesres.ie/ In honour of this we have chosen the theme for the weekend to be the SDG's, think global, act local, and as part of the opening night we plan to host a panel discussion to showcase locally based research.



Keynote Speakers & Workshops

Stephen Pickering

Stephen is a course leader in primary and outfoor education and senior leader in education at the University of Worcester, England.. He is a qualified Earth Education leader and Forest School Leader (L.3). He is a consultant for the Geographical Association, sits on the editorial board of Primary Geography and is a Fellow of the RSA and HEA. Stephen has written widely on education and outdoor learning, most recently in Willy, T. (2019) Leading Primary Geography, Sheffield Geographical Association; Cremin, T. and Burnett, C. (2018) Learning to Teach in the Primary School, Abingdon, Routledge and Pickering, S. (2017) Teaching Outfoors Creatively, Abingdon, Routledge.


Anita McKeown

Dr Anita McKeown is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, curator, researcher, and educator, that uses a range of strategic tactics; situated arts practice, publication and education to co-create locally-scale interventions that are context-responsive and ecologically sensitive. Her current work is focused on arts-led community engagement and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) education within two locations; the Iveragh Peninsula, and an EPA funded research project www.codesres.ie and in Northern New Mexico developing STEAM curriculum as lead artist for the Beautiful Midden project, for a water conservation organization, Amigos Bravos.



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