The John Sullivan Resource and Outreach Centre (IWA) in Clane offers support to adults with a physical disability to lead full, active and independent lives. The service responds to member's interests and requests by delivering a wide range of social and educational programmes as well as community links.
This project proposes to engage the members of the John Sullivan Centre in a "Citizen Scientist" project. They will design and create various wooden habitats, such as bird boxes and bug hotels, in a woodwork class and these will be installed in the centre's Biodiversity and Heritage Garden. Members will then observe, monitor and record the creatures in these habitats.
This project will teach members skills through their woodwork classes and they will learn about biodiversity and living heritage through their observations and research. The members will also be encouraged to set up and add to a garden blog, which will contribute to their computer and research skills.
Following this project an exhibition will be displayed in the John Sullivan Centre, which will display the findings of the project. This will include information about species recorded and learning from their research. This exhibition will be free and open to the public, with families and local groups encouraged to attend.
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