News & Events

News & Events
  • Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with Waterways Ireland!
    Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with Waterways Ireland!

    ​Waterways Ireland are delighted to be part of National Biodiversity Week again this year! 

    Our workshop 'Be a Waterway Hero' features our latest virtual visit to the waterways highlighting the importance of being a responsible waterway user and respecting the environment whenn visiting your local canal, river or lake. There are lots of fun and interactive activites to complete as part of the workshop along with a downloadable 'Waterway Hero' certificate for all who take part! 

    You can gain access to the resources HERE

  • New Spring resources available for download!
    New Spring resources available for download!

    Waterways Irelands Education Team are excited to share our new Spring resources! 

    With the welcomed arrival of Spring, we are starting to see a new lease of life emerging along the waterways. This is the perfect time to get outdoors and discover some of the plants and animals along your local waterway. Our video 'A walk along your local waterway' will bring your students on a virtual visit to your local waterway and showcase the plants and animals who call it home. The video links with many resources such as our waterway eco-dial, waterway wildlife factfile and much more! The resources include many curriculum links and will test your students by asking them to identify species, understand their habitats and get creative through their fun and interactive activities. 

    Gain access to the resources HERE

  • Engineers Week 2021
    Engineers Week 2021

    ​Our hugely popular Engineers Week workshop was back on the 27th February to 5th March 2021! 

    The workshop introduced our NEW presentation, "Who wants to be an Engineer?" The presentation highlighted the different types of engineering to students. It also discussed the various engineering projects Waterways Ireland are involved in and shared videos of work that took place along your local waterway. One of our Senior Engineers also offered some insight by answering some of your questions through our Q&A. 

    If you got involved in any of our workshops we would love to hear from you! Let us know what you thought of our workshops and if there are any topics you would like covered in the future. You can fill in a Feedback Form HERE 

  • NI Science Week 2021
    NI Science Week 2021

    ​We were delighted to be a part of NI Science festival again this year! 

    Waterways Irelands 'Waterways Wildlife Wonders' workshop took place on our Learning Zone website from 18th-28th February. The workshop showcased our NEW presentation, 'Spotlight on the Erne.' This fun and interactive presentation introduced students to Lough Erne and the various plants and animals who call it home! The presentation also linked with a range of activities and curriculum linked resources which were free to download from our website. 

  • Keep up to date with our Education E-zine!
    Keep up to date with our Education E-zine!

    ​Make sure you keep up to date with Waterways Irelands latest Workshops and Resources by signing up to our Education E-zine! 

    Released every quarter, the e-zine showcases the latest news from our Education programme by introducing our newest resources and updating you on our upcoming workshops. Giving you advanced notice of when to sign up, so you can make sure you get a space! If you're interested you can signup HERE or if you would like to read previous issues, you can find them HERE

  • Free downloadable resources available on the Learning Zone!
    Free downloadable resources available on the Learning Zone!

    Like many others Waterways Irelands Education programme is adapting to the new norm.

    Many of our hands-on workshops and special events have been unable to go ahead due new social distancing restrictions. In the absence of these events, Waterways Irelands Education team have been working hard to develop online workshops and a range of FREE online resources to engage, inspire and excite young learners. The programme has been developed to support the education curriculum in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Make sure to check out our resources under the resource section on the learning zone website!