|Welcome to the Emerald Island adventure.
Your captains for the journey of a
lifetime are Clarke Houston and Andrew Cox, the joint chairpersons of
Caretakers Ireland. This is the latest concept
in cross-border co-operation as two jurisdictions come to grips with hosting
200 visitors to the traditional
Land of Welcomes....Cead Mile Failte.
We cannot promise you any leprechauns.
....but we can promise green...fields, shamrock, environment!
The Journey begins when you enter the island by a myriad of routes. the
most likely arrival point will be Dublin airport from where you will be
whisked by coach in a 3 hour ride through the south central part of Ireland
to the ancient Viking city of Waterford. It is here that you find
school where the first part of
the conference will take place. The only Society
of Friends (Quaker) school to be found in the south emphasises the spirit
of co-operation and non-violence. 1998 is the Bicentenary of Newtown and
this conference will be an integral part of the celebrations.
Why not come and join us at this unique conference
and see the real island of Ireland?
Conference dates June 28th to July 5th, 1998
The Twelfth Annual Conference will use the central theme of
(Management of the Rural Environment) and will focus on the idea of Co-operation or Conflict.
This main theme will be subdivided into five study themes. What follows
1. Rural Tourism....the
island of Ireland is heavily dependent of tourism
2. Coastal Zone Management...the
three host schools have been involved in a number of cross-curricular,
cross-community and cross-border projects in this area using the Antrim
coast and the Waterford coast as their laboratory.
Many recognised organisations will be linked to this theme group ...Coastwatch
Europe; An Taisce (Blue Flag and Young Reporters for the Environment);
Birdwatch and various other local organisations. Beach
3. Exploitation of Natural Resources...the
exploitation of forestry will
4. The Arts in the Environment...this
theme group will focus on a whole
5. Energy and Waste Management...this group will subdivide into 2 to focus on:
a) the impact of various industries on the
b) the case for Renewable Energy in rural areas.
Some of the players here
The main foci of the Conference will be :
Co-operation between educationalists, businessmen,
Action should be the key aim where young people
are involved. There must
Methodology and process must be emphasised not
just content. Projects and
Teachers wish to exchange their own experiences
and learn some new ideas that are applicable
in their own teaching situation. Let us tap into that
Partnership between industry, education and local
Conference FeesThe conference fee is 150 pound sterling. This will include the COI annual fee and subscription to Global Forum.
The first 70 pound sterling per delegate must be paid with the full application and project submission by February 13th.
The remainder of 80 pound sterling per delegate must be paid in full by May 1st, 1998.
Please use the online registration form to register, or register by post on the form supplied or send your details to the e-mail or Fax provided. As the sheet headed Deadlines indicates, Project submissions and full application will be expected by February 13th 1998.
Two more detailed information bulletins will issue before that date. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I look forward to receiving your registrations
and to welcoming you to Ireland
at the end of June 1998.
PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM
School or Organisation __________________________
Full Postal address _________________________________
Telephone number ______________________
Fax number ______________________
Electronic mail ______________________
Contact person ______________________
Number of delegates
Teachers ______ Students __________
More regular bulletins will be issued closer to the conference.
Preliminary applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
28th June to 5th July, 1998
Chairman-Republic of Ireland
Telephone (353) 51-841337 (direct line during
Fax (353) 51-71928
David Clarke Houston
c/o Ballee Community High School,
Ballee road west,
BT 42 2JU
Telephone: 0801266 49327
Fax: 0801266 45136 (8. 30-15. 30)