News & Events

News & Events
  • 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. 

  • Upcoming events!
    Upcoming events!

    New Spring resources 

    Waterways Irelands education team are working on some new content for spring time on our Learning zone website. "A walk along your local waterway" will include a video which discusses the new lease of life spring brings to the waterways and the plants and flowers which are coming into bloom. Once you have watched the video, get outdoors and see if you can find any of the plants and animals mentioned by using our resources! You will find them under the resource section on our website! Make sure to tag us in any pictures of you getting involved: @waterwaysireland #WIEducationprogramme 

    National Biodiversity Week 2021                                                                      

    Waterways Ireland looks forward to celebrating National Biodiversity Week again this year! Do you have what it takes to be a waterways hero? This year our workshop will look at our responsibility to protect the environment and it's biodiversity. The workshop will bring you and your students on a virtual visit to the waterways. Discussing different tips and tricks we can follow to protect the environment and leave no trace! The virtual visit links with a range of resources available on our Learning Zone Website. 

    If you are interested in getting involved sign up HERE! 

  • 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! 


  • Education updates on Waterways Irelands social media
    Education updates on Waterways Irelands social media

    ​Over the last six weeks, Waterways Irelands education team have been busy sharing educational resources across our social media. Through doing this we hope to help people who have suddenly found themselves thrown into the role of teaching. All the resources contain curriculum links to help with lesson planning. Follow the updates online and keep your kids busy, by teaching them all about nature and the great outdoors- good for reducing your stress levels too! Follow the updates on social media at: WI Facebook