This project will develop a citizen science forum bringing together environmental NGO’s and the Western Education Authority (WEA) to develop a structured science activity programme for 11 – 14 year olds.
Project Partner: Lough Erne Landscape Partnership
Theme: Engaging Communities
This project will provide students with the knowledge of their local landscape and heritage and the skills to gather information about species and habitats.
This project will work with local schools and education authorities and will commence in Spring 2019.
Local schools were invited to enter our ‘Trees for Bees’ art competition, producing colourful posters that would be used to make inspirational signs at each apple tree grove. Winning schools are now receiving their own ‘Trees for Bees’ as part of the scheme and learning more about the important role pollinators and trees have in protecting our planet.
FODC and Lough Erne Landscape Partnership were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries from a wide spread of schools, with over 580 pupils entering from 23 schools across the council district. Ten winning entries were chosen to be made into signs and each pupil was presented with a ‘wild’ goody bag.
Following the Trees for Bees’ schools competition, where pupils designed inspirational signs that will be placed on sites around the Enniskillen are where native heritage apple trees are being planted.
On Saturday the 1st of February 1st Inniskilling Cubs and Beavers group volunteered plant apple trees at the Round ‘O’ . Cubs, Beavers, parents and leaders all braved the rain and wind to plant 20 heritage apple trees on the site.