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Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilHop To It Frog SurveyCitizen ScienceSubmit your Common Frog sightings from your own garden or local area. Follow the links from the survey page and you will also discover the Hop to It Frog Book where you can learn about the fascinating world of the Common Frog In Ireland. http://www.ipcc.ie/help-ipcc/hop-to-it-national-frog-survey-irelandcard/
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National Biodiversity Data Cetre Flower-Insect Timed Count (FIT Count)Citizen ScienceA quick and important citizen science project you can do in your garden. Watch a 50x50cm patch of flowers for 10 minutes and record how many insects visit. This survey runs from April to September and anyone can take part. https://pollinators.ie/record-pollinators/fit-count/
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National Biodiversity Data CentreSeashore SpotterCitizen ScienceExplore your shore and photograph the species you find. Send photos in using the app or online form to help build a map of coastal species, and help map and protect our biodiversity. https://exploreyourshore.ie/shore-surveys/seashore-spotter/
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Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilBogland Wildlife - Quirky Factse-BooksInformation on the quirky adaptations Irish bogland plants and animals have to surviving on Ireland's wet and wild boglandshttp://www.ipcc.ie/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Bogland-Wildlife-Quirky-Facts.pdf
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Clare O'Bearawww.clareobeara.iee-Booksreview books about the environment, fact or fiction. I also review places to visit which help people with disabilities, and horse books and advice about urban trees as I am a tree surgeonhttp://www.clareobeara.ie/Blog/Blog.html http://www.clareobeara.ie/Books/Environmentbooks.html
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Recreate Interactive craft workshopsE-Learning / Online TrainingThese videos cover a range of themes to give you and your family an idea of different activities to take part in from the comfort of your own home.https://recreate.ie/interactive-workshops/
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Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilWildlife Gardening TipsE-Learning / Online TrainingTips to create your own wildlife haven in your back garden this Spring and Summerhttp://www.ipcc.ie/advice/wildlife-gardening-tips/
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Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilPeatland Management DIY ToolkitE-Learning / Online TrainingDIY Peatland Management Tool Kit provides information on current best practice peatland management techniques in Irelandhttp://www.ipcc.ie/advice/peatland-management-diy-tool-kit/
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Irish Peatland Conservation CouncilBogs in the ClassroomE-Learning / Online Training Discovering the Wild Bogs of Ireland Primary School Pack takes a spiral approach to teaching students about the wild bogs of Ireland and is available for students from Junior Infants to 6th Classhttp://www.ipcc.ie/discover-and-learn/resources/
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Biodiversity IrelandFree course: How to identify and record common Irish bumblebeesE-Learning / Online TrainingFree course to learn how to identify common Irish bumblebeeshttps://www.biodiversityireland.ie/identifying-irish-bumblebees/lesson.html
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Discovery EducationVirtual Fieldtip: Tundra ConnectionsE-Learning / Online TrainingDiscovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to host a series of shared learning experiences to engage students and inspire their interest in studying the science of polar bears and their Arctic habitat.https://www.discoveryeducation.com/learn/tundra-connections/
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Europarc FederationEnvironmental WebinarsE-Learning / Online TrainingRecorded webinars on nature conservationhttps://www.europarc.org/tools-and-training/europarc-webinars/previous-webinars/
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Permaculture Women's GuildPermaculture courseE-Learning / Online TrainingFree yearlong online coursehttps://www.permaculturewomen.com/freepermaculturecourse.html
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Bat Conservation IrelandLearn About Bats Website E-Learning / Online TrainingFun and interactive website aimed at 6-12 year olds to help children learn more about bats. It is also a resource for teachers where they can create enjoyable and interesting SESE lesson plans for their classes.http://www.learnaboutbats.com
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Irish Seed Savers Association Heritage Irish Organic SeedsOnline Shop (Seeds, Organic Veggies, etc)Take this time to plan and plant your garden or window boxes. Irish Seed Savers have a large selection of Irish grown heritage organic seeds that you can order onlinehttps://store.irishseedsavers.ie/Default.asp
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Irish Seed Savers Association Irish Seed Savers ezine OtherSign-up to the Irish Seed Savers ezine to receive monthly updates on what to grow now, what we are doing on our farm and how you can get involved. https://irishseedsavers.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=0d0ad83252f1734bedb4f2a4a&id=0c72c9a9d4
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Birwatch IrelandBuild your own nestboxOtherInstructions for building a nest box for various bird species this Spring. Also links to buy ready made nestboxes from Birdwatch Ireland. https://birdwatchireland.ie/spring-into-action-with-a-nestbox-in-your-garden/
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Irish Wildlife TrustWildArt Children's Art CompetitionOtherChildren up to 18 years are invited to enter a nature inspired piece of art to this competition by 27th April.https://iwt.ie/wildart/
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Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway. Nature at homeOtherNature activities to keep you busy at home, from short games to longer projects. https://natureathome.org/
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The RevelatorWildlife and Nature LivecamsPhotography & VideosWatch live footage from nature webcams around the worldThe Revelator Website
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The Rediscovery CentreRediscover @ Home - Junior Science - Acids and BasesPhotography & VideosSarah Clear, Education Manager at the Rediscovery Centre, teaches you how to conduct a science experiment using red cabbage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgOXli08Dac
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The Rediscovery CentreRediscover @ Home - Bike Maintenance step 1-3Photography & VideosIn this first Bike Maintenance video our Rediscover Cycling Programme Manager Mark Dunn takes us through how to check over the bicycle frame, the headset bearings and the bottom bracket bearings.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9c-1gzzE3U
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The Rediscovery CentreRediscover @ Home - Rediscover Furniture - How to Easily Tighten ChairsPhotography & Videos Furniture Programme Manager Gerard Griffin has created a set of Furniture and Upcycling videos. This daily video takes us through how to how to tighten up a chair using a simple, inexpensive method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1kRyZaWmsU
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Latvian Fund for NatureLive nature webcamsPhotography & VideosWatch nesting birds live as they raise their chickshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIcQwgP2i-fEshMBclDJENw/featured?view_as=subscriber
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Technische Universitat IlmenauPlant Identification appPlant & Species IdentificationThe Flora Incognita App enables you to identify the plants of Central Europe automatically quickly, easily and accurately.https://floraincognita.com/apps/flora-incognita-app/
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Touch App UKSpider in da housePlant & Species IdentificationSpider identification app: There are approximately 660 species of spider in the UK, and a few of these are regularly encountered in our houses. Find out more about the most common household visitors. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.biocourseware.housespiders&hl=en_GB
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Irish Wildlife TrustLadybird identification toolsPlant & Species IdentificationDetails of our 18 species of ladybird and printable charts for identifying them.https://iwt.ie/what-we-do/citizen-science/ladybird-survey/
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Natural History MuseumBirdsong challengePlant & Species IdentificationVideos to show you how to recognise different birds by their songshttps://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Engage-And-Learn/Learning-Resources/Birdsong-Challenge
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