|Image: Guzzler at Lismore Heritage Centre|
The visit of Guzzler is part of a series of interactive, hands-on primary workshops available free to primary schools in Cork this year as Lifetime Lab partners the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to increase the understanding of climate change and energy efficiency.
Guzzler workshops are available to junior (1st & 2nd) classes and children will learn about energy efficiency and environmental awareness through participation in various experiments and activities using Guzzler the puppet – the ultimate energy waster!
Speaking about the partnership Mervyn Horgan Manager of Lifetime Lab said “The partnership with SEAI is a complement to the success of our existing education programmes, with close to 8000 primary school children per year attending workshops at Lifetime Lab we have developed a strong working relationship with schools in Cork” He further said “pupils receiving the free workshops will be introduced to the concept of energy conservation and participate is fun activities at a level that is age appropriate, while class teachers will receive helpful resources linked to the SESE strands of science, geography and history”.
Speaking about the workshops Aoife Cannon, Education Executive with SEAI said
Guzzler Workshops are available free of charge to schools and will visit schools from January to March 2012. To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 4941500 or go to www.lifetimelab.ie
For more on Guzzler and the work of the SEAI with Primary Schools, you can visit their site.