Peatland Educators to Meet in the Bog of Allen

Press Release 19th June 2013

Peatland Educators are to meet in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

Peatland Educators representing the network of 23 peatland sites open to the public around the country are to meet in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. They are set to launch a peatland passport for Ireland and  a back pack of fun activities for family visitors to do as they visit peatlands during the summer holidays.

The Bog of Allen Nature Centre is run by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council and is a centre of excellence in peatland conservation, education and research. The IPCC will be hosting this first ever get together of peatland educators from around the 32 counties of Ireland who have indicated their willingness to become involved in the peatland passport initiative.

“The project ticks all the boxes. It’s getting everyone involved, broadening our view of peatlands, attracting visitors from home and overseas and it has a low outlay of funds and maintenance” says Dr Catherine O’Connell, the project leader.

The conference is being funded by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007 – 2013.


Editors notes

For further details, information, pictures or interviews, please telephone: 045-860133 and ask for Catherine O’Connell Chief Executive Officer or email

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