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New Leaflet encouraging early childhood outdoor exploration, numeracy and literacy launched

New leaflet launched last week- early childhood outdoor exploration, literacy and numeracy.

 

Waterford City Childcare Committee have launched an illustrated guide to the Waterford Nature Park . The guide is aimed at developing an appreciation for the sights and sounds of the outdoors in pre-school children as well as developing early numeracy and literacy skills. This guide, entitled “Let’s Play and Explore in Waterford Nature Park” was developed by Waterford City Childcare Committee in association with Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology,  Waterford City Council, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Pobal and the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The guide features a wide range of photographs of the flora and fauna of the park by award winning photographer Dr Nick McCarthy, Forestry Lecturer Waterford IT. This inter-group collaboration in developing novel resources is part of the on-going effort to establish Waterford as a gateway city and hub for science in the region.
The Leaflet will be available to download from this website shortly.
Pictured opposite at the launch last week are Noirín Healy Magwa (Waterford City Childcare Committee), Rose Murphy (Waterford City Childcare Committee), Dr Geraldine French (Dublin Institute of Technology), Brendan Kennedy (Calmast), Dr Sheila Donegan (Director of Calmast), Dr Nick McCarthy (Waterford Institute of Technology Forestry Lecturer).