Schools Primary

Educational Ecology Workshops

A visit to the Irish Seed Savers is an ideal and practical example of sustainable education. It is an environment where children learn, while having a fun and activity filled day.

We are an accredited DPS centre. Our workshops can be adapted to fulfil step 2 of the steps required to achieve a DPS award of excellence.

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Spring/Summer – March, April, May, June

It is a buzz of activity in our gardens this time of year. Nature is waking up, the apple trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, seeds are sown and vegetables are grown. The birds are nesting, the bees are busy collecting nectar and pollinating our plants. It is truly a glorious time of year where you really experience the interconnectiveness of all parts of nature.

Activities include:

  • Seedsowing
  • Treasure and plant hunt
  • Woodland activities
  • Minibeast hunt
  • Plant identification
  • Pond dipping
  • Woodland trail
Book Workshop

End of year primary school tours – May, June

Our Eco tours are suited to all ages from juniors to sixth class. The emphasis is on fun with a strong ecological message.

Activities include:

  • Treasure hunt
  • Woodland activities
  • Natural craft making
  • Flower seed sowing
  • Tree sapling sowing
  • Organic pizza making in our cob oven
  • Minibeast hunt
Book Workshop

Autumn/Winter – September, October, November, December

At this time of year the trees slow down and rest, flowers tuck their heads into the soil and sleep. Bees cosy up for the winter with enough honey to keep them fed, animals prepare for hibernation and some birds head of to warmer climates. This is also harvest time when we celebrate nature’s abundance, hard work and all that she gives.

Activities include:

  • Tasting our organic apples
  • Juicing our organic apples
  • Seed saving
  • Woodland activities
  • Native tree seed sowing
  • Minibeast hunt (only in early autumn)
Book Workshop

Pricing/Details

  • Workshops €8 per child
  • Tours €10 per child
  • Workshops/Tours last approximately three hrs
  • We can cater for up to 35 children
  • Workshops are suitable for 2nd class to 6th class
  • Activities are held mainly outdoors with indoor options in wet weather
  • Accompanying parents are welcome
  • Packed lunches wellingtons boots and rain jackets are essential
  • Tá an clár le fáil trí gaeilge ach e sin a bheith iarrtha roimh ré.
    Our workshops are available through Irish, on request

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School Tours to Scarriff!

Teachers bring your students on tour to Scarriff!
  • Visit our 8 hectare site, seed gardens, orchards, nurseries & native woodlands!
  • Let us help you create your own school garden with native wildlife, hedgegrows, ponds & flower patches.
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