Burrenbeo July 2020 Snapshot
 
As a society we are now steadily and cautiously returning to life as we previously knew it. We have renewed appreciation for the things that seemed easily achievable before, such as having the freedom to travel, to spend time with our loved ones, to engage with our communities and to access and enjoy nature first-hand. Are there ideas and lessons from this crisis that we could bring with us into the post-Covid world, particularly when it comes to our environment and our local place? To stimulate a discussion on this and to hear the thoughts of some of the most inspiring leaders in environmental and community engagement, we are proud to host this year's Learning Landscape Online Symposium on the theme of the 'Importance of valuing your place in a post-Covid world'. We look forward to your participation in this exciting and timely event. The event is completely free but we would truly appreciate your support through donations or membership here in these economically challenging times. If you already support us, we thank you sincerely for believing in us.
 
 
 
The programme for our reimagined Learning Landscape Online (LLO) symposium 2020 brings together leading national and international specialists on the theme of the 'Importance of valuing your local place in a post-Covid world'. Our line-up of inspiring speakers includes Richard Louv – journalist and author of Last child in the woods; Katalin Czippán – deputy chair of Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) of the IUCN; David Sobel – author and environmentalist who pioneered the Place-Based Education movement; Paddy Madden – educationalist, author and founder member of Engage with Nature; and Emer Beamer - founder of Designathon Works. With talks and interactive workshop sessions held over 4 days (see poster above), this event will have something for everyone involved or interested in environmental and community engagement, developing skills and providing tools for place-based learning in any locality. Participation is free of charge and open to everyone through registration, but donations would be gratefully accepted at https://burrenbeo.com/donate/
 All further details and the registration link are available at https://burrenbeo.com/learning-landscape-symposium-2020/
 
 
Burren in Bloom on YouTube
 
We were delighted with the enthusiastic and positive response to the series of online events that we organised in early June to celebrate Burren in Bloom. We would like to thank all our contributors who generously gave us their time and shared their expertise. A total of 427 people attended the online events that took place over four evenings. The events included talks, discussions, art workshop, storytelling and a family quiz which were all recorded and are available for viewing on Burrenbeo’s YouTube channel under the playlist Burren in Bloom 2020.
Burrenbeo Online Tea Talks
 
Our monthly Tea Talks in Tubber Hall  have always been a cosy, social and popular event in the calendar of many Burrenbeo members and members of the local community. Although It might be some time before these can restart, we would like to start hosting an online version of our Tea Talks on the second Wednesday of every month starting in August. We will have our first Online Tea Talk at 8pm, on Wed 12th of August with Barry O' Donoghue on 'Bringing back the Irish Curlew'. More details on this coming soon on our website www.burrenbeo.com.
 
 
Áitbheo Primary & Secondary
 
We will be back and running as soon as we can with our Áitbheo schools education programme. If you know of any local primary schools in or near the Burren that are interested in offering this hands-on FREE course to their students that will enhance their understanding of the natural, built and cultural heritage of their local place, please do get in touch with us at info@burrenbeo.com
Burren Conservation Volunteers
 
BCV's are putting together a limited volunteering calendar of events. Our volunteering events are low risk as they all take place in the wonderful outdoors, are great for your health and wellbeing, and of course make a valuable contribution to the local environment. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer please email us at volunteer@burrenbeo.com
 
Burren Geology: Free digital guide and a quiz
 
Fancy a quick guide to the wonderful geological features of the Burren? We are making available this free digital copy of our Quick Guide to the Burren Geology. Hardcopies of this are available to buy as a part of our set of 5 Burren Field Guides. Do check our online shop for this and other Burrenbeo products as we are now delivering on online orders! With this online guide and plenty information on our own website at hand, you might feel ready for bit of a fun challenge of our Burren Geology quiz (it comes with answers at the bottom!).
 
 
 
For information on ongoing community initiatives and events, please scroll down on the 
Community News and Events page
 
 
Burrenbeo Business Members' News in brief:
  
Burren College of Art are continuing to accept applications for undergraduate studies starting in September and for their summer school in 2021.
  
Burren Smokehouse have joined us a GOLD business member.
 
Burren Yoga have a new online meditation course.
 
Clare's Rock Accommodation will only be taking family and educational group bookings for 2020.
 
Coole Park Tearooms have joined us new business members. 
 
Doolin Cave and cafe are re-opening from 29th June with group tours available for 10 people per tour.
 
The Burren Centre Tea Rooms reopen on lst July, visitor centre from 22nd July.
 
The Burren Programme office is closed but staff working from home or out in the field and phone messages continue to be monitored.
 
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