Munster Technological University Mentors and Students on Field Trip on The Maine

Munster Technological University, Kerry Campus staff members, John Edwards, Wildwater Adventures, front right and Dr.John Pierce with students on a field trip on the banks of the River Maine today. Students included are: Tomasz Szlaga, Isabelle Canning, Louise Corrigan, Hannah Goodwin, Emma Kelly, Kayleen Labuschagne, Isabel Martin, James McCann. Amy Moriarty, Stacie O’Connell, and Eleanor Palmer.  Photograph: John Reidy 7-10-2021

A group of first year students on the Wildlife Biology degree programme in Munster Technological University, Kerry Campus saw action on the banks of the River Maine in Castleisland today.

“They will be spending one or two days a week for their four-year degree on field-trips outdoors. Today was one of their basic safety training days, focused on river safety as part of their Outdoor Skills module,” said one of their mentors, Dr. John Pierce.

“They learned about river crossing techniques, being able to swim out of a river, and helping someone out by throwing them a rope,” said Dr. Pierce.

Outdoor Education

The course is designed to meet the needs of those who are actively employed in the delivery of programmes using the outdoors.

This includes outdoor education, environmental education, learning outside the classroom, outdoor based youth work and much more.

The programme will enable graduates to consolidate their professional practice with a nationally and internationally recognised degree.

The degree will merge aspects of education theory and cutting-edge outdoor learning practice.

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