kids & Schools
Guided experiences in nature for groups…
Guided Foraging Walks
I love guiding groups of kids and school excursions into the wilderness, to see their enthusiasm build as they become more familiar with nature.
Immersive experiences, hands on exploration of their local environment and demonstrations of how to find, identify, gather, prepare and eat the foods growing wild around us.
Group Sizes: 10 to 30 kids or youth.
Exploring Nature Together
” Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a flame. “
W. B. Yeats
Connection by direct experience
The aim of the Wild Food Mary educational experiences is to connect young people to their places and heritage through exploration and observation of wild plants.
Together we learn of their traditional and modern uses as building materials, remedies, foods, dyes and more.
Awareness of Self through experience of ecology
These experiences promote self confidence, awareness, connection to self, others and the natural world. They foster a stronger personal identification with the natural world in turn leading to greater stewardship of the land.
We discover our influence on landscape through time and how Irish culture is deeply connected to the land. While walking and chatting we are experiencing ecology in an active yet subtle manner.
Supporting STEM education
The Wild Food Mary experiences for children and youth compliment and promote the principles of STEM educational systems and programs.
” STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. “
Available by Appointment Only
Email or call 087 741 8536
Day Rate : €250
Group Sizes: 10 to 30