River Education Programmes

Rafting River Ecology

Covering ecology, geography, biology and wildlife, the programme is delivered in a 2-part module:

Module 1: We send 20 questions, in the format of a research paper, to be done in school before the raft trip.

Module 2: A 10 question survey is conducted with the students during the raft trip down the river. This relates directly to the research paper in Module 1, making the connection for students between the research done in class and the living-breathing environment it relates to.

The on-water trip takes around 2 hours and is 8 km long. The entire session can be completed in a morning or afternoon.

Make the curriculum come alive for students with Rafting.ie

Developed by a team of secondary school teachers, and an expert wildlife biologist, you’ll find our education programmes are designed to catch the imagination of teenagers.

So make solid and memorable learning part of your next school tour with Rafting.ie.

Areas covered on the water safety course include:

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  • Encourage teamwork

  • Make learning fun

  • Develop resourcefulness

  • Build Confidence

  • Are Completely Safe

Water Safety

Rafting River Ecology

For more information, group sizes and booking contact: info@rafting.ie

Some of Ireland’s waters are covered by lifeguards, some have life buoys, but there are also many areas with no safety information at all. We need to increase awareness about the dangers of water within a whole new generation of water users, giving them vital life-saving skills, as well as keeping them out of danger in the first place.

As expert professionals we have incredibly high safety standards at Rafting.ie, and our one of our aims is to promote water safety whenever and wherever we can. Just as with road safety programmes, schools are ideal partners to help get this message across.

Areas covered on the water safety course include:

  • What to do in an emergency

  • Identifying different water features and hazards

  • Reading the weather and understanding its consequences

  • Preventing and coping with hypothermia

  • Keeping yourself safe around rivers and lakes