Calling community groups in the Galway East!

Are you and your local group and interested in finding out more about Biodiversity and how your group can make a difference in your local area?

Galway Rural Developments (GRD) and Burrenbeo Trust are looking to recruit 6 community groups across South and East Galway to participate in a COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME. This project is funded under the Rural Environment Theme of LEADER 2014-2020, which is administered by Galway Rural Development.

Participants will receive 10 hours of facilitated learning using the Áitbheo place-based learning approach, starting in January 2021. This will involve consideration of all elements of Place – including the built, natural and cultural heritage and how they interact. This training will culminate in the creation of a local Biodiversity plan and tailored skills training workshops will then be provided to facilitate the implementation of this plan. Groups will be encouraged to work with schools in their area, some of whom will also receive training.

Modules for the training include; Biodiversity and landscape; Conservation volunteering and biodiversity; Farming for Nature; Biodiversity in your locality; Biodiversity, Built & Cultural Heritage, Conservation and land use; Planning for the future-creating biodiversity plans and identifying skills training needed.

For more details and the Training Application Form, please see: or contact: [email protected].

Forms can also be downloaded at: .

Information sessions about the training will be held online at 3pm on Wednesday the 23rd of September and at 8pm on Thursday the 24th or September, which you can register for nearer the time.

Closing Date for applications – Monday the 12th of October.

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