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Harper’s Yard Repair Cafe

Saturday 6th April
Ormeau Park Bowling Club, Belfast

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 7th April
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

A Long–term Environment Plan for Northern Ireland

Monday 8th April
Belmont Tower, 82 Belmont Church Road, Belfast BT4 3FG
Free

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Would an Institute for Detectorists aid revision of The Treasure Act & implementation of The Valetta Convention?

Saturday 13th April
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–4 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
Free

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership: Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals – What Role for the NI Voluntary & Community Sector?

Thursday 18th April
61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free

All–Island Environmental Governance post–Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Thursday 18th April
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

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Derryanvil near Portadown – Planting Young Trees

Saturday 20th April
Derryanvil near Portadown
Free

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Easter Monday Family Fun Day & Craft Fair

Monday 22nd April
Florence Court
Normal Admission

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Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills – Scrub Clearance

Sunday 28th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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The EU SWIM Project 18 February 2019

The EU SWIM Project is a cross–border project representing a real step–change in how bathing water quality is monitored and is currently engaging pupils in an exciting new project

 

EU-Swim

[L – R:] Grace Mulligan (principal Scoil Chriost ri Enniscrone, Enda Killoran
(Sligo County Council), Levent Gorgu (SWIM Project–UCD), Gregory O’Hare
(SWIM Project – UCD) Rosemarie Gannon (SWIM Project – UCD),
Debra Castles (SWIM Project – Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful) with pupils

The EU SWIM (System for Bathing Water Quality Monitoring) Project is developing a facility to enable bathers to check the water quality of their chosen bathing spots live before taking a dip. During the bathing water season from June 2019 the EU SWIM project will provide invaluable, real–time information on water quality for the general public on both sides of the border. The information will be made available on the website and an app and onsite beach signage. The system will also make a significant contribution towards meeting the EU’s Bathing Water Directive, and therefore help meet one of the core environmental protection objectives of the INTERREG VA Programme.

The infrastructure required for the water quality prediction has included weather stations and associated river sensors and gauges for the 9 designated SWIM beaches.  As part of the project two schools have been chosen for their proximity to Enniscrone and Waterfoot beach. The schools are hosting weather stations at Scoil Chríost Rí, Enniscrone, Co Sligo and St Patrick’s Primary School near Waterfoot beach in Glenariff, Co Antrim. This has provided an exciting opportunity for both schools to collaborate on a project to share the data coming from their SWIM weather stations and to compare and interpret their results. During recent visits the EU SWIM team had the opportunity to spend time looking at the instalments and talking to the children about how the weather station data works. The principal of St Patrick’s Primary School, Roisin McCarry, commented.

“At the minute, St. Patrick’s Primary School is the only school in this area to have a weather station. The information is very detailed for Primary School use, but we are working with our partner school, UCD, AFBI and KNIB in devising some practical worksheets to use the data in our projects on Weather and the Environment”.

Read the full press release here…