‘The Boys’ Check out a Bug’s Life For a Day

Pupils and teachers from Scoil Naomh Charthaigh/Castleisland Boys National School out with their guide on the nature fact finding mission in their local town park. Front from left: Matt Davis, D.J. Hayes, Marina O’Connor, principal; Shonagh Gray, guide; Aisling O’Leary, Delia O’Connell, Dawid Gincel, Krystian Janisz. Back from left: Shane Sinnott, James Burke, Jakub Surzyn, Nojus Sileika, Liam O’Connor, Louise Joyce, Rui En Lin, Sean Cotter, Patryk Morzydusza, Gabriel Banaszek, Ben McCarthy, Oscar Elszkowski, Sam McCarthy, Kacper Socha, Kajus Jakavicius, Adam Sinnott, Orestas Bulksas, Robert Voveris. Photograph: John Reidy

Pupils and teachers at Castleisland Boys National School enjoyed a visit from Killarney National Park Education Centre on Tuesday.

Centre representative, Shonagh Gray arrived with a large collection of stuffed animals.

Predator/Prey Adaptations

The boys learned about predator/ prey adaptations, mammal ecology and conservation and they enjoyed the hands-on experience.
When the rain cleared up, the boys headed off to the local Castleisland Town Park on a Mini-Beast Hunt.

Under the Microscope

Equipped with nets, pooters and trays, they gathered bugs and insects. These were examined under microscopes and identified with guide books.

All were safely released (the bugs that is) back into their own habitats that evening.

It’s a Bug’s Life!

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