As with many of the important things in life, the future of Biodiversity is in the hands of the next generation.
To this end, a “Biodiversity Action Day” was organized recently in Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Wexford, where Mary Foley, from Wexford County Council’s Environment Department passed on some of her vast Biodiversity knowledge to a bunch of keen and enthusiastic youngsters.
Mary introduced a number of fun projects, and there were many wonderful paintings and sculptures of plants and animals created by the young participants.
As part of National Biodiversity Week, girls from Clonard Girl Guides, were in Redmond Park this beautiful sunny Saturday morning ( May 25th ) where they met Cliona Connolly, Environment Officer with Wexford County Council, and volunteers from Wexford Tidy Towns.
Cliona shared her vast knowledge of biodiversity with them and showed them how to build an Ant Hotel, plant seeds in diverse places, and many other related activities. I think it’s safe to say that a new generation of biodiversity-aware citizens will be continuing the good work in years to come.