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 email@example.com) Please help us showcase your news as part of the Irish Ocean Literacy Network.
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 events and campaigns running throughout the summer months. For more information see here.
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 the full range of Irish Sailing’s free resources for while we’re stuck onshore.
The Explorers Education Programme have a range of resources that can be used at, under the theme of the Meet the Explorers Team and ‘Sea how to draw‘ with well done cartoonist John Joyce . Check out the Explorers Website and social media page for updates.
Check out Coastmonkey, Ocean Focus and Tom Mc Sweeney’s This Island Nation Podcast for updates and news on the marine environment.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
HSE guide to minding your 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.
Sign up to the Fáilte trade portal