Welcome to Eco Beo on ChangeX! We believe that every community, urban or rural, has the potential to use their local area as an 'outdoor classroom'. We've developed a programme that supports teachers to do that. Place-based learning brings great benefits to students, teachers and the local area, join us!
Eco Beo is a unique place-based learning programme for primary school kids. It has been designed, developed and delivered by the Burrenbeo Trust to over 1,200 primary school students in the Burren region over the past decade. During a 20 week programme, kids learn about a different subject relating to their area – geology, history, archaeology, flora, fauna etc – as well as farming, tourism and conservation. The kids then do a project on their area and present it to their community at a final ‘graduation’ event. The programme can be adapted to any community as all places have an inherent learning potential and the ‘outdoor classroom’ is a resource that schools, both teachers and students, can benefit from. Eco Beo provides the support that schools and teachers need to take advantage of ...
How to get involved
The full course takes place over a 20 week period but you can adapt as necessary for your school.
You can start the Eco Beo programme in your school and transform your local area into an 'outdoor classroom'. Learn what's involved here.