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All of our development education/awareness resources will be up-dated this year to reflect the current critical biodiversity situation as seen in the recent (May 2019) UN report on the state of the Earth’s biological diversity and climate breakdown

Education for today’s challenges that

Connects HEAD + HEART + HANDS

 

Welcome to BURT-Barking Up the Right Tree…the story of wood!

Would you like to get involved? Sponsor needed!

What is BURT?

Telling the story of wood was never so important from a local and global perspective. Over the coming months Just Forests will develop a set of educational posters in both English and Irish on the significant role trees play in our lives and will include:

  • TREES and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Trees and Music
  • Trees and Sport
  • Trees and Livelihoods
  • Trees and Timber
  • Trees and Medicine
  • Trees and Biodiversity

Please call back for updates and if you would like to make any inquiries please do get in touch with Tom: rathcobican(at)gmail.com

 

Taking a ‘Geoliteracy’ approach to learning!

 

What is geoliteracy?

Geoliteracy is the ability to use geographic understanding and reasoning to make decisions. Whether we are making decisions about where to live, what precautions to take for natural hazards, or understanding human and natural systems, we are all called upon to make decisions that require geoliteracy throughout our lives.

The ultimate goal of geoliteracy is to facilitate students’participation in decision making through the use of geographic understanding and reasoning. According to Roberts (2014, p. 205) children ‘need to be able to understand, interpret, analyse and critique geographical data presented indifferent ways: printed text; maps; statistics, graphs; photographs and film’.

 In geoliteracy, lessons include maps, graphs, photographs, visual images and geo-spatial representations of information. Geoliteracy integrates literacy and numeracy into geographical investigations, which by default improves learning outcomes in reading and mathematics. Through geoliteracy, teachers use the tools of literacy and numeracy to help 24 students explore and make sense of their world. (Source: © NCCA/DES (2017) Junior Cycle Geography.)

The Role of Forests within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Over the past 30 years Just Forests have engaged the Irish public in a number of awareness/education initiatives and includes:

Just Forests

Putting PEOPLE at the heart of CONSERVATION through basic woodwork training & Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) using societies dependance on WOOD as the “hook” of engagement.

Killarney Celebration of Trees

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Save Killarney National Park

For the past 30 years Just Forests has engaged the Irish public in a number of conservation initiatives of awareness and education

Barking Up The Right Tree

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