BIM’s ARC is a unique purpose designed mobile classroom

Free Full Day Course

Over the next two years, the ARC will be visiting primary schools to deliver an imaginative and engaging insight into Aquaculture (fish farming). This vital and developing industry is a crucial form of income and employment in many coastal areas and a source of sustainable healthy nutrition for generations to come.

This full day course for 5th and 6th class covers four main areas, namely:

  • What is Aquaculture
  • Geographic and Environmental factors
  • Socio Economic Impact and
  • Health and Nutrition

These in turn address a number of Geography, Science and SPHE strand units including Environmental Awareness and Care, Working Scientifically and Myself in the Wider World.

This day long experience is brought to life with the help of a bespoke five-metre-wide LED screen delivering a cutting-edge multimedia experience, and interspersed with handson interactive challenges and puzzles, all created to support active learning through fun and teamwork.

This innovative vehicle creates an ultramodern, flexible learning environment that can accommodate up to thirty pupils.
This innovative vehicle creates an ultramodern, flexible learning environment that can accommodate up to thirty pupils.
This learning experience is hosted by the two ARC pilots, Dr Amy Geraghty, a marine biologist and Áine O¿Donnell, a nutrition and health expert.
This learning experience is hosted by the two ARC pilots, Dr Amy Geraghty, a marine biologist and Áine O’Donnell, a nutrition and health expert.

Get more information of the ARC experience and its integration with the class curriculum visit www.AquaCulture.ie

The ARC is part of an EU project, ‘Farmed in the EU’, that has been further developed by BIM and is fully funded by the Government of Ireland and the EU under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme.

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