Dear IOLN Members, we hope you are looking after yourselves and staying strong. There has been a huge #CommunityResponseIRL to the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic and we would like to share some of these supports and links with you our members.
We urge all members to reach out to seek support and stay strong during this time.
(If any member is aware of new updated links or resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org) Please help make this list better.
Activities and resources
Immerse yourself in oceans of learning with downloadable resources, videos and interactive activities that explore Ireland’s marine resource and the work of scientists at the Marine Institute.
An Taisce Clean Coasts have a range of activities and resources, including an online quiz every Thursday night and expert talks to help people stay connected to the ocean while beach cleans are suspended. Click here from the full list of events on the Clean Coast April Catch Up.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
The IWDG are running a Flukey Art Competition and hosting a virtual classroom every Friday at 11 am on their Facebook page. See their homepage for more information.
Check out Irish Sailing’s free resources for while we’re stuck onshore
The Explorers Education Programme have a range of resources that can be used in home schooling primary school students at home , under the theme of the Meet the Explorers Team . Check out the Explorers Website and social media page for updates.
The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) have partnered with The Heritage Council and the Heritage Officer Programme, Waterways Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland to look for stories about people’s favourite waterbody or interesting stories from someone you know.
Anyone can enter. And you can enter more than one story. The closing date for entries is 31st May.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
Staying safe while walking outdoors
Leave No Trace Ireland have developed some guidlines for enjoying the outdoors, see; Social Distancing and the Outdoors
The Wheel and NGO supports
Local and national charities have created some very useful supports lists too. See;
Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses
The COVID-19 crisis is presenting immediate and severe financial challenges for businesses.
The Supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19 booklet details the key supports and resources available to help businesses.
Failte Ireland Supports
Fáilte Ireland have also produced a number of webinars and guides for members to avail of. While these files are for registered members, sign up & registration is very easy.