The Spiritual Trail will uncover and promote an unique and vast spiritual heritage located throughout Lough Erne with the aim of creating awareness, understanding, public access and digital visitor experiences.
This project will provide students with the knowledge of their local landscape and heritage and the skills to gather information about species and habitats.
This project will work with local schools and education authorities and will commence in Spring 2019.
Local schools were invited to enter our ‘Trees for Bees’ art competition, producing colourful posters that would be used to make inspirational signs at each apple tree grove. Winning schools are now receiving their own ‘Trees for Bees’ as part of the scheme and learning more about the important role pollinators and trees have in protecting our planet.
FODC and Lough Erne Landscape Partnership were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries from a wide spread of schools, with over 580 pupils entering from 23 schools across the council district. Ten winning entries were chosen to be made into signs and each pupil was presented with a ‘wild’ goody bag.
Following the Trees for Bees’ schools competition, where pupils designed inspirational signs that will be placed on sites around the Enniskillen are where native heritage apple trees are being planted.
On Saturday the 1st of February 1st Inniskilling Cubs and Beavers group volunteered plant apple trees at the Round ‘O’ . Cubs, Beavers, parents and leaders all braved the rain and wind to plant 20 heritage apple trees on the site.
During May and June 2021 our Environmental Education Officer has delivered a number of Pollinator Workshops to schools in partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s “Bee a Pollinator Hero” initiative.
These workshops aim to teach pupils about the importance of pollinators and how we can help protect and enhance their habitat.
For more information visit https://www.lelp.org.uk/pollination-workshops/
On Wednesday 16th June the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership delivered an online Education Forum.
The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, supported through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund are currently developing a citizen science education programme which will be delivered in schools this Autumn, starting in September 2021.
The citizen science programme will provide teachers with an online repository of resources, lesson plans, activities etc. to help teach students about the landscapes of County Fermanagh and its associated biodiversity and environments. It is envisaged that through this programme schools will have the opportunity to avail of resources and equipment to carry out the planned data collection activities.
During July and August 2021 we are encouraging you to get outside in Fermanagh and discover a local species! From special mammals, butterflies, wildfowl and invasive species, we want you to venture outside and find different species, and share your photographs with us!