Education

We believe that by ensuring everyone has access to and education in, the natural world, we can improve mental and physical wellbeing and safeguard the future environment. By learning about the natural world, people are far more likely to take better care of it.

We need to take the opportunity to ensure that the next generation (and current generations) nurture a connection to wildlife and encourage current generations to lessen their impact on our natural world. Hence, it remains a place of beauty for all to live in and enjoy.

As part of our commitment to educating and informing the public about the importance of our natural heritage, Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland actively takes its message into the community by giving talks and presentations to schools, companies, groups and clubs.

For further information on booking your Wildlife Hospital visit click on the relevant heading below.

Our wildlife experience enables us to speak authoritatively on all areas of wildlife care and rehabilitation. As well as being informative and educational, our speakers draw on their own personal experiences to make the presentations anecdotal and fun, with a fabulous PowerPoint presentation to make the talks visually stimulating.

If you have any questions, you can email Education@wri.ie.

Wild Ways Talk

What do you think when you hear the word “Wildlife”?

Most people might imagine animals with huge claws or razor-sharp teeth prowling through jungles, but did you know we have that kind of wildlife right here in Ireland and it could be in your garden right now!

At Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland we are passionate about all wildlife but especially our native Irish wildlife and we are delighted to welcome you to Ireland’s first dedicated Wildlife Hospital.

Join us, for an interactive walk and talk about the importance of what we do here and how you can help Irish wildlife, even those with sharp teeth and huge claws.

Our Wild Ways talk lasts at least 90 minutes and takes place here at the current site in Navan where you will be right in the heart of the Wildlife Hospital as the work goes on around you.

Time: 3:00 pm daily
Duration: 90 Minutes
Cost: €15 per ticket,   **kids under 3 years go free!**

Any visitor under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Under 3’s go free but please note there is no baby changing facilities at the current wildlife hospital site and the terrain on parts of the tour may not be pushchair accessible.

Location: WRI Wildlife Hospital, Tara Na Ri, Garlow Cross, Navan, Co Meath, Eircode: C15 V9TW

We believe that the young people of today are the wildlife guardians of tomorrow.

We aim to inform, encourage and inspire children by offering a basic presentation aimed at Primary School children which lasts 40 minutes with time for questions. 

It covers issues like the difference between Wildlife and Pets, how we complete a rescue, the most common animals rescued and the main causes of wildlife casualties. It shows examples of some wild patients at the Wildlife Hospital including owls and fox cubs. 

Children are shown a couple of items of equipment and asked to guess what they are used for.  It also covers what to do if you discover a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal or bird. The presentation encourages respect for wildlife and the wider environment.

We also offer an adapted version of this talk for Secondary Schools which lasts 50 minutes with time for questions and includes props. At this level, we aim to debate the importance of wildlife by offering different scenarios and case files.

If you have any questions, you can email Education@wri.ie.

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Similar to the school’s talks we also offer talks to community groups such as Scouts, Tidy Towns etc.

We aim to engage groups in the importance of watching out for wildlife as well as tips on how to make their communities more wildlife-friendly.

Supported by visual aids we offer anecdotes on the type of casualties we see at the Wildlife Hospital and how communities can help negate the reasons for admissions.

If you have any questions, you can email Education@wri.ie.

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