Burrenbeo believes that all places have an inherent learning potential, the ‘outdoor classroom’, and that local communities – particularly schools - should be supported to benefit from this resource. This is an investment in both the students and also in the place itself, as these young experts will be the future stewards of their own places. Such a relationship of caring can also help students connect with and address the bigger challenges that face our environment at a national and global level.
What's special about the programme?
Local modules form the basis of the course content: these include general heritage, geology, archaeology, history, culture, flora, fauna and conservation. A combination of classroom and field based activities create a fun learning experience and children create their own projects which are a valuable learning resource in their own right, allowing the children to take ownership of their place and its interpretation.
Eco Beo is a programme of Burren Beo Trust which has been in existence . It was borne out of the work of Burrenbeo Teo. which was founded by Ann O'Connor and Dr.Brendan Dunford as an information and education provider for the Burren. The Trust continues to build on their work of developing and delivering the successful Ecobeo Education Programme, the creation of information and educational resources including an award winning website.