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Exploring Dublin’s Nature - Series of Lectures and Field Trips

People's College

Exploring Dublin’s Wildlife and Nature is an introduction to the natural history of Dublin city and surrounds. The series of six lectures/walks, two hour sessions, will be both classroom and field based. 6 classroom, 6 field trips

  • Date: Oct 12, 2021 - Jan 18, 2022
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time : 10.30 - 12.30
  • Category: Personal development
  • Venue : To Be Confirmed for start date
  • Cost: €130 for twelve classes

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Exploring Dublin’s Nature
Throughout lockdowns nature became a refuge for people. Exploring Dublin’s Wildlife will take you from the classroom into the field to examine the natural spaces of Dublin. Bull Island, Carrcikgollogan, Knocksink Woods and The Royal Canal are among the six sites we will visit. Over the course we will examine what nature means to us and how we value plants, animals and habitats. In class we will discuss the planned site visit and the topics we will be exploring during the site visit. Site visits will be about two hours and all sites should be accessible by public transport. I hope that we can gain an appreciation of the wealth of nature that exists in and around Dublin city and be able to consider how we can address issues such as biodiversity loss and climate change into the future. The fieldtrips are supported by notes and a guide to reading material.
Dr. Ken Boyle has been leading field trips to these sites for the past forty years as a lecturer at TU Dublin (formally DIT) and UCD and with DCC in their Walk and Talk series. He is the author of a Field Guide to the Natural History of the Wicklow Way, Co-author of Dublin, Wicklow and the Boyne Valley: an insider’s guide, and a contributor to Brainstorm, the RTE popular science website. He lectures on environmental issues, ecology and is chair of the MSc Sustainable Development at TU Dublin.

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Course added on: 04/09/2021
Details last updated on: 04/09/2021

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