This is an ongoing project which commenced in 2020 and for 2022, the final elements of the project are in process - development of story-boards and scripts and two cartoon characters called Pete and Fen. The plan is to show the film in all the secondary schools in Monaghan, particularly Junior Cycle students but the film will travel much further. We are delighted to have on board John Sharpson from Schools Hub, who delivers a blend of science and humour, to keep attention spans from waivering.
Specifically, in County Monaghan, there are 711 wetland sites on the Monaghan Wetland Map database. Monaghan Heritage Office has created this database following many years of habitat surveying and mapping. The short book on Monaghan’s Wonderful Wetlands was published in 2019 by Monaghan County Council and is proving to be a popular resource. A Heritage at the Heart podcast was released last year by the heritage office about Sliabh Beagh, the largest area of upland blanket bog in the county. MCC is a partner in the Interreg CANN project which is working to conserve wetlands.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.