Green-Schools Expo 2016

We are proud to announce the launch of the first Green-Schools EXPO, taking place on Thursday, February 25th 2016 in the Industries Hall of the RDS.

What is it?

The EXPO is an opportunity to showcase, celebrate and learn about the work of the
Green-Schools Programme. Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE event. 

The action-packed EXPO will include interactive exhibits, engaging displays, fun-filled
activities, workshops and guest speakers to suit all ages and interests. 

What's happening?

The Green-Schools Expo will feature 23 exhibiting schools spread over the six Green-Schools themes. We will also have an Eco Talks area and two large workshop zones with hands-on workshops taking place throughout each timeslot. See below for a list of workshop providers, speakers and a list of our amazing exhibiting schools and the zones you'll find them in!

Download a schedule here!

Timeslots

In order to allow as many people as possible to attend this free event, the day has been broken down into four timeslots. 

  • Group B: 9.30am - 11.15am
  • Group C: 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Group D: 1.45pm - 3.30pm
  • Group E: 3.35pm - 5pm 

Groups B & C Workshops:

  • Doodlebugs: creative reuse 
  • Learnit.ie: problem solving S.T.E.M workshops
  • Rosie O'Reilly: upcycling clothing and sustainable fashion workshop
  • Emily Archer: creative action around environmental issues 

Groups D & E Workshops: 

  • Doodlebugs: creative reuse 
  • Learnit.ie: problem solving S.T.E.M workshops
  • Rosie O'Reilly: upcycling clothing and sustainable fashion workshop
  • Jane Groves: art with recyclable materials

Our Speakers*

Group B speakers:

  • Opening Address: Dr. Michael John O'Mahony, Director, Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce

Group B:

  • Emer Barry, SEAI - Sustainable Energy and Education      
  • Katy Egan, Leave No Trace - What will you do to protect our wildlife        
  • Samantha Fahy, Green-Campus               
  • Jenny Duggan, Forest Schools   
  • Fergal Smith, Children and Nature           

Group C:

  • Green-Schools Expo Address: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins   

  • Dale Treadwell, Environmental Education
  • Simon Evans, Little Big Bike 'Grows'
  • Rosie O'Reilly, Re-dress             

Group D:

  • Sophie Nicol/Katie Egan: Biomimicry      
  • John Lusby, Raptors       
  • Green-Campus Panel Discussion – exploring the benefits of, and challenges to, Green-Campus: Prof John O’Halloran (UCC), Deirdre Garvey (GMIT Mayo), Prof Brian MacCraith (DCU), Dr Patrick Prendergast (TCD), Dermot O’Donovan (GMIT Letterfrack) Dan Bradley (Ballsbridge CFE) Jacqueline Numan (Pearse College).

Group E:

  • Eco-Careers Panel chaired by Patricia Oliver, former director of An Taisce Environmental Education Unit featuring: Lenny Antonelli (Journalist), Brid Conneely (Eco-Schools International Director), Richard Cronin (Policy Adviser, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government), Catherine Farrell (Ecologist with Bord Na Mona), Mike Haslam (Sol Architects & Sustainable Design)
  • Final keynote address: Evelyn Cusack, RTÉ weather presenter, Deputy Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann and Secretary of the Irish Meteorological Society. 

*Please note: this timetable is subject to change. 

Our exhibiting schools: 

Litter & Waste:

  • St Marys Secondary School, Mallow 
  • Coláiste Oiriall, Ard Fea 
  • St. Aiden's NS, Monasteraden 
  • St. Michael's School, Castlerea

Energy: 

  • St Patrick's BNS, Portarlington
  • Aston Village Educate Together National School
  • St. Fintan's High School, Sutton 
  • St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill 

Water: 

  • St. Michael's College Senior, Dublin
  • St. Kilians German School    
  • Kilmacthomas N.S 
  • St Mary's N.S.Ranelagh

Travel: 

  • Glenamaddy NS & St Brendans BNS
  • St . Paul's N.S., Dooradoyle
  • Belvedere College, Dublin
  • Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh

Biodiversity: 

  • St Colman's Community College, Midleton 
  • Bunscoil Rinn An Chabhlaigh, Rushbrooke 
  • Rathfarnham Educate Together National School 

Global Citizenship: 

  • St Clare's Primary School, Harolds Cross
  • Barefield N.S., Ennis 
  • Coláiste Bhríde, Clondalkin
  • Corran College, Ballymote

I want to attend! How do I buy tickets?

Great! We can't wait to see you! Tickets can be purchased for FREE here or click below. We are using Eventbrite for ticketing. 

Eventbrite - Green-Schools Expo 2016

I have questions, who do I contact?

For further information please contact: expo@eeu.antaisce.org or call the Green-Schools office at +353 1 4002222. Keep up to date with Expo news on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Information for exhibiting schools:

 

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