GrassRoots Education!

GrassRoots Education, is an organisation that facilitates a variety of workshops and programmes in Environmental Education. Its principal projects are aimed at primary and secondary school children, to bring the importance of the environment and nature into the classroom.

It was originally formed in January 2000, in Co. Galway when we saw that there was a need for environmental education, and education for sustainability, in schools and community groups.

For the past 16 years we have been extending our work on an outreach basis to many schools and communities across the island. Email info [at] jennyfahy.com for further information

We are now based in Cloughjordan, North Tipperary, in the home of Ireland’s first Eco-village

2016/2017

We will be working with 44 primary schools with our project ”An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change” and “Water Conservation Workshops”.

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2016, and the following local authorities:

Offaly Co.Co., Monaghan Co.Co., South Dublin Co.Co., Dublin City council, Meath Co. Co., Carlow Co.Co, Clare Co.Co., Westmeath Co.Co, Limerick City and County Council

Joanna Parkes is the lead facilitator this year.

2015/2016

We will be working with 35 primary schools  with our project ”An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change” and “Water Conservation Workshops”.

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2015, and the following local authorities:

Offaly Co.Co., Tipperary Co.Co., South Dublin Co.Co., Dublin City council, Meath Co. Co., Wicklow Co.Co, Clare Co.Co., Westmeath Co.Co

Joanna Parkes is the lead facilitator this year.

2014/2015

We will be working with 42 primary schools  with our project ”An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change” and “Water Conservation Workshops”..

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2014, and the following local authorities:

Limerick Co. Co., Clare Co.Co., Offaly Co.Co., Kilkenny Co.Co., Carlow Co.Co., South Dublin Co. Co.  and Dublin City council.

Jenny Fahy and Joanna Parkes are facilitating this year.

2013/2014

We will be working with 40 primary schools  with our project ”An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change”.

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2013, and the following local authorities:

Monaghan Co. Co., Limerick city council, Limerick Co. Co., Fingal Co. Co., North Tipperary Co.Co., South Dublin Co. Co.  and Dublin City council.

Here is a link to the workshops in a school in Monaghan! http://urbleshannyns.com/renewable-energy-talk-march-2014.html

Jenny Fahy is the lead facilitator this year.

2012/2013

We will be working with 30 primary schools  with our project ”An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change”.

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2012, and the following local authorities:

Offaly Co. Co., Limerick city council, Limerick Co. Co., Meath Co. Co., North Tipperary Co.Co., and Dublin City council.

Jenny Fahy is the lead facilitator this year.

2011/2012

We will be working with 44 primary schools  with our project “An exploration of Waste, Energy and Climate Change”.

These workshops are being funded by the Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2011, and the following local authorities:

Offaly Co. Co., Limerick city council, Limerick Co. Co., Fingal Co. Co., South Tipperary Co.Co., DunLaoighre-Rathdown and Dublin City council.

Jenny Fahy is the lead facilitator this year.

2010/2011

AN EXPLORATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE and BIODIVERSITY toured to 45 schools in North Tipperary, Offaly, Laois, and Dublin, Springtime 2011!

It happened with thanks to funding from the Department of the Environment and the  Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2010, and the following local authorities:

North Tipperary, Offaly, Laois, Fingal, South County Dublin, DunLaoighre-Rathdown and Dublin City council.

Jenny Fahy is the lead facilitator this year.

Schools throughout Connaught, Leinster and Munster have been worked with for the past sixteen years from 2000 to 2016

Environmental Education, Ireland, Grassroots Eucation

Comments from previous workshops:

  • “Extremely clever, effective use of puppets. Intrinsically linked to our Green Flag programme-fantastic idea!”
  • “The children were very engaged and seemed to really enjoy the lesson. So many subject areas and key skills were developed during the lesson…science SPHE, English story, Oral language and drama all touched on.”
  • “Great! Story was helpful explaining re pollution, how resources get used up…how we can use them in a better way”

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