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Focus Ireland Fundraising Triathlon.

The Focus Ireland Fundraising Triathlon 2012 invites participants to take part in our sprint distance event in the calm open waters of Dún Laoghaire Harbour, while raising money for people who are homeless.

Focus Irelands Key To A Home Collection Weekend.

Focus Irelands National Collection Day - the Key To A Home Collection Day takes place on Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November 2012.Volunteers will take to the streets to sell our Key Rings and Trolley tokens to raise much needed funds for people who are homeless.

Focus Ireland September Four Peaks Challenge.

The Four Peaks Challenge invites teams of between three and five walkers plus
two drivers to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces,
while raising much needed funds for people who are homeless.

Williams Syndrome Benefit "Grease" Night

This is an imortant fundraising event to raise funds for the Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland. We are strapped for cash at the moment as all our state funding has been cut and we totally depend on voluntary donations and fundraising.

ECO-UNESCO's Environmental Education and Curriculum Links Training

This short course explores ways to plan, develop and integrate environmental
education methodologies within different curriculum frameworks and/or in
alignment with specific learning outcomes.

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Be able to identify relevant curriculum links to environmental education activities.
  • Understand how to engage and motivate young people to learning about the environment within different curriculum frameworks.
  • Know how to plan, develop and deliver environmental education activities & link them to a variety curriculum subjects.
  • Be inspired to engage young people in exploring environmental issues through interactive learning and critical thinking.


Who?

Teachers, youth and community leaders, Environmental Awareness Officers and anyone else interested in learning more about environmental education.

Where?
ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When?
29 Aug (2012)

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm.

On Demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much?
€70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25;
€80 Voluntary and Community Sector;
€90 Statutory
Organisation Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

Loyalty bonus: Those who have previously attended an ECO-UNESCO training can attend this training half price! (offer excludes Leadership & Strategic
Sustainable Development Training)

How do I book?
Contact ECO-UNESCO at training@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

ECO-UNESCO's Environmental Education and Curriculum Links Training

This short course explores ways to plan, develop and integrate environmental
education methodologies within different curriculum frameworks and/or in
alignment with specific learning outcomes.

By the end of the training participants will:

  • Be able to identify relevant curriculum links to environmental education activities.
  • Understand how to engage and motivate young people to learning about the environment within different curriculum frameworks.
  • Know how to plan, develop and deliver environmental education activities & link them to a variety curriculum subjects.
  • Be inspired to engage young people in exploring environmental issues through interactive learning and critical thinking.


Who?

Teachers, youth and community leaders, Environmental Awareness Officers and anyone else interested in learning more about environmental education.

Where?
ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2

When?
Date08 Feb / 29 Aug (2012)

Time 10.00am - 3.00pm.

On Demand (special group fee): ECO-UNESCO also runs this course to groups on request; if you are interested please contact us.

How much?
€70 ECO-UNESCO Members, students, unwaged, young people under 25;
€80 Voluntary and Community Sector;
€90 Statutory
Organisation Offer: 2 people from the same organisation pay €100

Loyalty bonus: Those who have previously attended an ECO-UNESCO training can attend this training half price! (offer excludes Leadership & Strategic
Sustainable Development Training)

How do I book?
Contact ECO-UNESCO at training@ecounesco.ie || +353 (0)1 662 5491

Energy Action Fuel Poverty Conference

Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Conference 2012 will be held in Dublin Castle again this year. The conference dates are 6th -7th February 2012. Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources will host the conference and he will perform the opening address. The conference will focus on addressing the health impacts of fuel poverty. I attach a link to the conference documents and an on-line booking facility on Energy Action’s web site.
http://energyaction.ie/about_conf12.html

Blazing Saddles – Trip to Tipp Cycle

Join Billy Shanahan and the rest of the gang cycling in
beautiful Tipperary for the weekend for what will be the 16th annual Trip to
Tipp in aid of NCBI.

 

Email Address: katriona.shanahan@gmail.com
URL:http://www.ncbi.ie/support-us/fundraising-events/blazing-saddles-trip-to-tipp-cycle

Brief Encounters Training for Staff, Volunteers supporting familiies

3 day training course, 22 February, 6-7th March, 2012, Dublin

The learning outcomes for the practitioners who attend the training are:
•       Effective engagement with parents
•       Recognise early signs of relationship stress/distress
•       Understand couple and family relationships better
•       Use a brief intervention model across a wide range of family issues
•       Use time skillfully within routine practice
•       Encourage self help and offer support
•       Make a relevant referral when necessary
•       Develop their own supportive networks
•       Clear about personal & professional boundaries

These learning outcomes will support the strategy’s aims in the following
ways :
•       It will increase the participants knowledge about Family well being and
help them to listen without feeling overwhelmed
•       It will help raise awareness of issues associated with family diversity
and so create increased sensitivity to the needs of families .

Brief Encounters Training for Staff, Volunteers supporting familiies

3 day training course, 22 February, 6-7th March, 2012, Dublin

The learning outcomes for the practitioners who attend the training are:
•       Effective engagement with parents
•       Recognise early signs of relationship stress/distress
•       Understand couple and family relationships better
•       Use a brief intervention model across a wide range of family issues
•       Use time skillfully within routine practice
•       Encourage self help and offer support
•       Make a relevant referral when necessary
•       Develop their own supportive networks
•       Clear about personal & professional boundaries

These learning outcomes will support the strategy’s aims in the following
ways :
•       It will increase the participants knowledge about Family well being and
help them to listen without feeling overwhelmed
•       It will help raise awareness of issues associated with family diversity
and so create increased sensitivity to the needs of families .

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