All forest types from tropical to boreal, offer a huge diversity of habitats for plants, animals and micro-organisms. However, these biologically rich systems are increasingly threatened, largely as a result of human activity. We encourage schools to investigate their local and national forests, discover why they are so important biologically and investigate ways of helping to protect them. We also encourage schools to learn about the ecological web, knowledge and understanding of ecological interplay between single species, within different ecosystems and within bigger areas with many specific structures leading to a better understanding of nature’s processes.

Children’s attention was drawn to the importance of trees in the environment in a very positive way
Shrone National School, Rathmore, Co. Kerry
It was a joy to work on the programme with the children, we all found it so interesting
Lauragh National School, Killarney, Co.Kerry
The programme is incredibly enjoyable and very beneficial to all pupils
Convent Primary School, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Related News

Forest Educators from around the World take a LEAF from Limerick

LEAF Ireland was delighted to host the annual LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) 2019, which took place in...

Students from Thomond Secondary School share their ‘An Choill Bheag’ story

An Choill Bheag is a wonderful initiative of LEAF Ireland and on the 6th & 7th of February 2019, Thomond ...

Students from Limerick School Project sing their version of Mrs. Robinson

As part of Paul Simon's farewell tour, he generously donated to organisations doing positive work on the grou...

PAUL SIMON, LEAVING MORE THAN JUST A MUSICAL LEGACY

Paul Simon’s farewell tour and concert at the RDS last July may now be consigned to the memory of his many fa...

 

Videos

Learning about Forests celebrated 15 years of success in 2015! LEAF is a programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The LEAF programme was initiated in 1999 by the Forest in Schools programmes in Norway, Sweden and Finland, in cooperation with FEE, and was rolled out in the spring of 2000. The LEAF programme was successfully transferred to the FEE Head Office, Copenhagen, in 2014 and is now coordinated by FEE at an international level. Globally, there are twenty-three countries participating in the LEAF programme. The LEAF programme aligns itself with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Global Action Programme (GAP).