Biodiversity Promotion and Awareness in Co Leitrim

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About the Course

Leitrim

This course is for those with a passion for and interest in the biodiversity and natural heritage in County Leitrim. It will examine the challenges impacting the biodiversity and natural heritage of Co. Leitrim (wildlife - flora and fauna, habitats ecosystems, etc.) and look at innovative ways and means to develop, publicise and promote biodiversity to and for the wider public - a draft Biodiversity Plan is currently being prepared for the county and promoting awareness and engagement is one of the actions of the plan.

The use of Design Thinking skills throughout the course will help participants to generate creative, people-focused ideas and methods of promotion/implementation. This will lead to long term benefits for biodiversity in Leitrim in its conservation and sustainability.

Innovating Communities courses are led by Design Thinking experts and community volunteer 'co-trainers' to help training teams tackle projects like these.

Our Design Thinking training teaches valuable skills that can be used to create people-centred, innovative plans in response to challenges or opportunities like the one above. You will also have access to 1-on-1 mentoring from your trainer and co-trainer. Co-trainers are volunteers from your county with knowledge and/or experience in community action.

The schedule will be determined once an interested Team have registered their interest and are ready to begin. The Course length can vary between 21 and 42 hours of training based on the availability of the Team and the weight of the Challenge. You and your Team will be expected to commit to weekly training sessions, typically 2 hours in length. The team will also conduct community research and outreach during various stages of the course, between sessions.

Development Group, Climate Action, Biodiversity

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