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Outdoor Learning in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a landscape crisscrossed by uplands and low mountains (Sperrin, Mourne, and the (volcanic in origin) Antrim Plateau). Arguably the most valuable landform is Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in western Europe, and the most striking feature is the thousands of interlocking basalt columns (some reaching 12 meters high) of the Giant's Causeway world heritage site. The variety of coastal and inland habitats are home to a wide array of providers including, commercial residential centres, adventure challenge courses, educational establishments delivering bespoke outdoor courses, voluntary organisations, clubs and individual practitioners who deliver a diverse range of high quality outdoor learning opportunities.

The Institute is keen to support and represent educators, individuals and organisations providing Outdoor Learning in Northern Ireland. Get in touch with us with your views and projects.

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State of Nature Summary for Northern Ireland 2019
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State of Nature Summary for Northern Ireland 2019

The State of Nature partnership consists of over 70 partners drawn from conservation NGOs, research institutes, and the UK and national governments. We have worked together to assess the state of the UK’s wildlife, and to understand this in the light of the pressures on nature and the responses being made to recover our natural heritage.

The State of Nature 2019 report uses data collected by tens of thousands of expert volunteers. These data are analysed using rigorous statistical methods, to report on the state of nature across the UK and in the UK’s Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories and at the scale of the UK’s constituent nations. Here, we summarise the report’s findings for Northern Ireland.

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