“A revolution in how we live? An interdisciplinary workshop on creative approaches to education for environmental understanding and responsibility” on peatlands.

This post originally appeared on Cathy Fitzgerald’s Hollywood Forest blog 6 Dec 2019

The Hollywood Forest Story : An EcoSocial Art Practice | Co. Carlow Ireland


Trans-Disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands

A UCC Research IRC Funded Project #LoveIrishResearch


An interdisciplinary Workshop on Creative Approaches to Education for Environmental Understanding and Responsibility

Irish Research Council Creative Connection Scheme
18-19 October 2019 – The Glucksman, Cork

Co-hosted by Dr. Maureen O’Connor, University College Cork and The Glucksman Gallery

I was delighted recently to present at a 2-day workshop on how the arts in Ireland can creatively assist educators to connect students to critical ecosystems in peatlands, wetlands, bogs.

I was asked to speak at a round-table discussion on ‘Environmental Understanding’ and share how ‘creative participation can support science education’, and reflect on ‘how do we enable people to actively learn about peatlands? How do we communicate the need for responsible actions?’

Dr. Nessa Cronin, Irish Studies and Moore Institute, NUIG, led this panel (and I was delighted to also share this panel with Aotearoa New Zealand Professor, Dr…

View original post 1,651 more words