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Irish Educational Sites / Educational Resources

Something Fishy is a programme aimed at fifth and sixth classes in Primary school. The aim of Something Fishy is to inform and educate students on water quality, fish, the environment and angling.The ‘Something Fishy’ Project was a concept originally developed in collaboration between the Central Fisheries Board (CFB) and Blackrock Education Centres (BEC). This team created lesson plans and activity sheets based on the theme of the ‘Life cycle of salmon’ – Bradán.

Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.

Leave No Trace Ireland is an Outdoor Ethics Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. An ethic can be defined as knowing what the right thing to do is, and doing it, even if there is no one about to see you do it. Leave No Trace depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations.

Sherkin Island Marine Station is privately run and funded, carrying out long-term monitoring programmes on the flora and fauna of Roaringwater Bay and surrounding areas. It also aims to raise the awareness of the marine environment in Ireland and help introduce young people to nature.

ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s only environmental conservation organisation specifically for young people and is affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO clubs, centres and associations (WFUCA). Through the provision of a wide range of environmental conservation programmes, services and resources, ECO-UNESCO develops and channels the passion that young people feel about the environment into positive and creative actions to protect the natural word.

The Heritage Council seeks to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone. It works with its partners, particularly at local level, to increase awareness of Ireland’s national heritage and to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life.

Recreational Angling Ireland (RAI) was established by the major national angling organisations in Ireland to promote, protect and develop Irelands angling resources in a sustainable way for future generations. In addition, RAI provides a youth angler education programme.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM or the Irish Sea Fisheries Board) aims to provide commercially relevant and innovative services to the Irish seafood industry that drive growth opportunities, add value, enhance competitiveness, and create jobs in a sustainable, natural resource based industry for the benefit of coastal communities.

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for Marine Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI). We seek to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220 million acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and essential scientific services; and safeguard our marine environment through research and environmental monitoring

An Taisce (the National Trust for Ireland) works to help local communities to participate in the Planning Process so that they have a voice in the development of their area. An Taisce also helps local communities participate in protecting their Natural Environment.

UK Educational Sites / Educational Resources

The Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre, River Ettrick, Scotland
The Salmon Centre is located on the banks of the River Ettrick and was set up to allow people to view Atlantic Salmon in their freshwater environment. The Centre works closely with The Tweed Foundation to monitor salmon stocks by recording numbers and types as they pass through the ladder. The centre has installed underwater and overhead cameras to record footage of returning salmon before they move up river to spawn. The educational centre is based on the life cycle of the salmon and includes models, interactive displays, text panels and underwater footage (live and recorded) to enhance the visitor experience. The centre is an educational tool and works to help raise public awareness on Atlantic Salmon.

The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world’s leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world. Through education, research, influencing policy and partner working the IOSF is making progress but is still to be done here in the UK and in other countries where otters are at risk.

Association of Rivers Trusts (ART) (England & Wales)
An umbrella organisation established to represent the rivers trust movement in England and Wales working in partnership to promote practical and sustainable solutions to environmental issues.

RAFTS (Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland) works to ensure that Scotland’s rivers and lochs are protected and conserved as one of Scotland’s greatest natural assets. RAFTS is a leading independent freshwater conservation charity representing Scotland’s national network of rivers and fisheries Trusts and Foundations.

Scottish Anglers National Association (SANA)

Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre
Ensures the exchange of fishery-related information between the whole range of organisations involved in fisheries management in Scotland

Associations of Salmon Fishery Boards
Represents, co-ordinates and promotes the interests of Scottish salmon and sea trout fisheries.

Environment Agency (EA) (England & Wales)

Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT)

International Educational Sites / Educational Resources

Kids for Saving Earth The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth’s environment. Kids for Saving Earth provides educational materials, posters, and a highly acclaimed web site featuring environmental education curriculum and activities. Many of our programs have been adapted to the Internet to make it faster and less costly to provide Earth-savers with updated information. Through Kids for Saving Earth’s Green Shop you can order educational posters, certificates, guidebooks, CD’s, “green” gifts and supplies, and much more.

Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation is a granting entity that provides funding support to conservation initiatives that contribute to healthy and sustainable wild Atlantic salmon in the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec.

World Wildlife Fund
For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Atlantic Salmon Federation is a North-American international non-profit organisation which promotes the conservation and wise management of the wild Atlantic Salmon and its environment.

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