Nature in Ireland 1


This module introduces students to bogland habitats, freshwater ecosystems, common Irish animals and the post glacial colonisation of Ireland by flora and fauna. The module will seek to foster a greater interest and deeper connection with nature that the students can subsequently share with others. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Design and deliver environmental interpretation content that will enhance outdoor education programmes

  2. Describe of the main components that have interacted to form the Irish landscape

  3. Recognise and explain  the key features associated with Irish freshwater and bogland habitats 

  4. Identify common Irish animals

  5. Organise and conduct basic ecological surveys of two different habitats

  6. Give examples of the main conservation issues relevant to Irish habitats

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%