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Invasive Species Workshops

🕓 45 mins - 3 hr 🪙 From €170 🏠 Client venue/Online


Workshop Description

This Invasive Species workshop for Secondary Schools and Youth organisations introduces participants to invasive species, impacts and appropriate management methods. Suitable for 1st to 6th Year students. Learning Outcomes: • Identify common invasive species in Ireland. • Understand the impact of invasive species on native biodiversity and society. • Explore management methods. Curriculum Links: Home Economics: Family living, food. Science: Living Things. Environmental Awareness & Care. Geography: Importance of sustainable development, environment protection and resource management. SPHE. CSPE. At our workshops, we offer a range of duration and delivery options to suit your needs. Whether you prefer in-person sessions or online workshops, each option offers unique advantages. For instance, a 45-minute online workshop provides a solid foundation, covering the basics effectively. However, opting for a longer, 2 hour 15 min and 3 hour workshops enables deeper learning and allows us to accomplish more together. Choosing the extended option not only enriches your learning experience but also ensures we can delve into more advanced topics and incorporate, resulting in greater value. Additionally, the 3-hour outdoor workshop allows you to investigate a site with an ecologist. So, for a more comprehensive and in-depth session, we encourage you to consider the longer duration options. Prices: • €170 for a 45 mins Online Workshop • €220 for a 90 mins Online Workshop • €280 for a 45 mins In-person Workshop • €300 for a 90 mins In-person Workshop • €450 for a 2 hour 15 mins In-person Workshop including local site visit. *In-person local site visit Location: Please note you will reap most benefits by partially hosting this workshop outdoors in a local space, where we can look for invasive species. Transport Costs: Please note that we lead workshops in Co. Dublin and North Co. Wicklow as well as surrounding areas easily accessible by public transport. Additional transport charges may apply depending on the workshop delivery location. In-person capacity: We can facilitate a class of maximum of 30 participants per workshop but recommend smaller groups for increased interactivity and more one-on-one time. Sustainable Development Links: SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

Meet The Facilitator

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Alex Konieczka

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Alex Konieczka is an ecologist, holding a BSc. Natural Sciences, specialising in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin. Alex’s heritage, lifelong passion for sustainability and experience working as an ecologist in Ireland and abroad means she has immense understanding of this field, including first-hand experience of the challenges and ambitions of living in harmony with nature.

Alex is dedicated to building skills and a sense of agency in people through nature connections, capacity building, education and support. Alex cares about inclusivity and strives to make environmental education and nature experiences accessible to all.

 

Alex is a QQI L6 certified trainer and is Garda vetted. She is trained in First Aid and Child Protection.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation and rescheduling requests should be made to alex@understory.ie. The following conditions apply to cancellations: You will receive 100% return of the workshop or consultation fee, if you provide sufficient notice (i.e. not less than 5 working days.) You will receive 50% of the workshop or consultation fee if you notify us less than 5 working days but more than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if the customer does not notify us of cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the workshop or consultation.

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