The Value of Pollinators – Free Lecture

The Institute of Biology of Ireland, as part of the 2015 activity series, invites its members, families, friends and the general public to attend this free lecture on ”The Value of Pollinators’. Presented by Dr Jane Stout, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the lecture will take place on Friday November 13th 2015 at 8:00pm at the National Botanical Garden and all are welcome. Below is […]

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StudyClix.ie for Agricultural Science Tests & Exams

Studyclix.ie is a brilliant Irish website designed to help teachers produce exams and tests, as well as providing resource such as videos. The site works by breaking up all the main leaving and junior cert courses into topics and for each topic gives past exam questions, marking schemes and resources. The site was founded by an […]

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Science Week Photo Competition

IASTA, along with StreamScapes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are delighted to announce details of a new twitter based competition for Leaving Certificate pupils. This year’s theme is ‘Farming & Water Quality’ and features great prizes for winners (5 x Samsung Galaxy Tablets).  This Twitter-based competition is supported by EPA Catchments (@EPACatchments) and produced by the Irish […]

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Certificate in Irish Wild Flower Identification – Online Course, IT Sligo

The Institute of Technology in Sligo is running an online course on Irish Wildflower Identification, which may be of interest to teachers of agricultural science. Course participants are required to build a portfolio of at least 100 plant species by collecting and preserving specimens in a herbarium as well as keeping photographic records of the plants in their […]

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Upcoming Branch Meetings – Dublin / East, Cork / Kerry, Midlands, Mid-West

IASTA are delighted to announce a series of branch meetings in the coming weeks. These meetings will take place in four locations around the country and will focus on plant identification and a review of the most recent LC Agricultural Science examinations. The dates, times and venues are detailed below. To book a place at any […]

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New Syllabus for Agricultural Science by 2017 

This article originally appeared in the Country Leaving section of the Irish Farmers’ Journal and is reproduced here with permission. The new ag science syllabus is expected to be in schools by 2017, writes Mary Phelan. The development of a new ag science syllabus is well under way. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment […]

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Western Branch Meeting

The Western Branch of IASTA will hold a meeting for in Galway Education Centre on Tuesday September 22nd 2015 to discuss a wide range of Agricultural Science teaching and learning issues including:   Summative Assessment of learning for Agricultural Science. Agricultural Science – New specifications. Annual Conference hosted by Western / North Western Branch(s) / Aurivo. Teaching Council […]

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Study Guide 2015

Study Guides are an essential. Produced with support from IASTA and Agriaware, this year’s The Farmers’ Journal Agricultural Science Study Guide is back and better than ever! There are some fantastic offers this year – the 10th year of the Study Guides! Students who subscribe will receive:  – 28 editions of the Irish Farmers Journal during the […]

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South East Branch Meeting

The South East Branch of IASTA are holding a meeting in the FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody on September 10th at 5pm. Zoe Devlin, author of Wildflowers of Ireland and compiler of the website of the same name, is going to give a practical presentation on plant identification. The evening will also include a review of the 2015 Ag […]

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IASTA Executive Meeting & Exam Review

IASTA will hold a meeting of their executive on Monday next, June 22nd, at Luttrelstown Castle and Golf Club, Castleknock. One item on the agenda will be the review of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science examinations, both Higher & Ordinary Level. There seems to have been a positive response to the Leaving Cert Agricultural Science papers […]

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