Marine leaders and ocean champions ahead!

Funded by the Marine Institute, Ireland’s State agency for marine research and technology development and innovation, the Explorers Education Programme is on a mission to deliver ocean literacy to primary schools.

Explorers communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way, increasing the awareness and understanding of Ireland’s marine biodiversity, the environment, as well as the opportunities and social benefits of ocean wealth.


Children and educators by promoting our marine and maritime identity and heritage, as well as making informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.


Professional development training and workshops for teachers, trainee teachers and outreach teams, to develop their marine literacy skills in line with the national curriculum.


Cross curricular lesson plans, resources and activities to engage pupils both in the classroom and on the seashore.


Ocean literacy and marine outreach activities with local communities, educators and influencers through events and media, so as to create dialogue and engagement about our ocean.

Our Role

The Camden Education Trust manages the strategic development of the Explorers Education Programme.

The programme is also supported by a wide network of stakeholders including marine scientists and researchers at the Marine Institute, the Explorers outreach teams around the coast of Ireland, third level educators and marine experts, enthusiasts from industry, as well as key stakeholders in the wider community.

Headline News…

Incredible, but true. After travelling over 3,000 km from Irish waters in the Atlantic, the ‘Seoltóir Na Gaillimhe’ was recently found stranded on the Bunes Beach above the Arctic Circle in the Lofoten Islands, Norway. The Bjørnsen family and friends who made the discovery reportedly enjoyed the tasty treasure they found inside.


Follow us