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Iveragh Learning Landscapes is back in full swing this year!

SMARTlab-Inclusive Design Research Centre and Earth Institute graduate researchers Lucy Hunt, Vincent Hyland and Eleanor Turner are Live in Iveragh! We wanted to let you know that Iveragh Learning Landscapes is back in full swing this year in lovely Waterville and Ballinskelligs from the 7-9th of October. For 2022 we have teamed up with Stories of Change a project highlighting changemakers in Ireland which is funded by Creative Ireland. We are delighted to say American TV Host and ocean advocate Danni Washington will be joining us for the weekend and speaking on the Climate Conversations Panel on Saturday afternoon alongside Donal Griffin Policy advisor for Fairseas, Lucy Hunt Founder of Sea Synergy and Vincent Hyland of Wild Derrynane. Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite on this link: What’s happening? Friday, October 7th – Tech Amergin, Waterville 5 - 7pm – Seaweed Cooking Workshop. Learn techniques on how to utilise seaweed as a nutritional addition to our everyday diet and help prepare the community feast that will be shared as part of the exhibition on Sunday afternoon. 6pm – Free pizza, tea, and coffee, BYO alcoholic beverages. 7 - 9 pm – Opening of Iveragh Learning Landscapes and Stories of Change Weekend Launch of Fair Seas Video and Q&A. Expert panel discussion moderated by Orla Snook O’ Carroll (Valentia Island Vermouth), includes speakers : Lucy Taylor (Live Project), Luke Myers (Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project), Anna Kellagher (Sea Synergy) Stephen O'Shea (Pearl Mussel Project). 9- 10 pm – Fuinneamh Drum to ring in the weekend Saturday, October 8th – in/near Waterville Workshops: 10am - 12pm Option 1: Seashore Exploration with Sea Synergy, Waterville strand Option 2: Kayak and Paddle Boarding, Lough Currane with Sea Synergy (for ages 8+) Option 3: Foraging Local Woodland, near Lough Currane Option 4: Guided Walk, Lohar Loop (TBC) Option 5: Seaweed Cooking Workshop, Tech Amergin Option 6: Seaweed Seashore Workshop, Waterville Strand Followed by a Seasonal Feast William McElhinney from Wild Strands will be creating a feast along with members of the local community, celebrating local, sustainable producers, seasonal plant-based food and an often forgotten Irish heritage food, seaweed. 12.30 - 4pm – Opening of Stories of Change exhibition, seasonal feast, community stalls, live music, and more 2.30pm – Climate Conversations: Blue Climate action + creativity A panel of experts will be discussing how we can effectively communicate the challenges of Climate Change with our community. 2.30 pm – Children's Nature's Puppet Workshop (ages 6-12yrs) 7pm onwards – Exhibition on tour and live music in local pub, O’Dwyers, The Villa Sunday, October 9th Ballinskelligs Beach 10 - 11am – Grounding Yoga with Dani Hiro - The Rewild . 11am - 1pm – Swim, Beach Clean, Coffee & Cake, Cafe Cois Trá The weekend is family friendly with activities to suit all ages and interactive stalls featuring local projects and produce on Saturday afternoon. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing bio's and more info on the speakers and workshops on our Facebook page so be sure to follow us to keep updated. A 5 Euro contribution for the Saturday or Sunday morning workshops is needed to secure your place. There are limited spaces but tickets are still available on For JUST the Saturday afternoon Exhibition and activities including the feast, tickets are free but you will need to let us know if you plan to come to the Seasonal Feast through this registration. It would be fantastic to see you here again, enjoying Iveragh's landscapes and learning together as well as celebrating the good work that is happening in the Kingdom to help create positive change. Please share this event with your community and feel free to share the attached poster and links for registration. Your help in sharing this event is very much appreciated. Hope to see you in a few weeks! The Iveragh Learning Landscapes Team :)

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