WELCOME TO CURIOCEAN
Curiosity, Comprehension, Conservation
CuriOcean stems from the idea of meeting the demand to combine the urgent need to raise awareness on marine conservation issues and implementing an effective way to share the information.
The primary goal of this project is to bring a sense of wonder and excitement about the ocean to participants by educating junior and high school students in the hope that they will feel inspired to become leaders for marine conservation efforts.
Join us on this adventure by booking a workshop for your class/school or for your children and check out our upcoming events!
Our workshops are designed for Junior and High Schools based on the school's curriculum. The workshops can either be attended in schools or during events. They are based on three main topics, each of them being very important for marine conservation : Marine Mammals, Marine Litter and Biodiversity. Participants and schools can choose the topic they are more insterested in knowing that the activities will be adapted to different age groups. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
This workshop gives an overview on Irish marine mammals, their importance, threats and current research. It's a great opportunity to gain an insight into a marine mammals researcher's typical day. The participants will be guided through an introduction on marine mammals, acoustics, photo-identification and stranding response, presented with a sense of fun and curiosity.
This workshop focuses on the different types of marine litter, how they end up in the ocean and the small day-to-day actions that can help reducing waste. The activities are adapted to different age groups and are done in a playful way. Come join us in this workshop to become a powerful and direct agent for marine conservation!
The biodiversity workshop gives an overview of how diverse marine life can be and how it is fundamentally linked to a healthy ecosystem. Participants will discover many fascinating and funny species, and gain an understanding of just how important ocean diversity is to the planet as a whole. These workshop activities are also adapted to different age groups.
HOW CURIOCEAN WAS BORN
Luana Jungmann is a Marine Conservationist and Environmental Educator, who travelled the world to discover different cultures and dealt with a variety of marine conservation topics. Her marine biology and teaching background inspired the creation of a concept that could meet the increasing demand to pass on the information collected by scientists to the public in a pedagogical and funny way.
CuriOcean's workshops are based on Luana's past and current experience and research and they have already begun to make a difference.
Join us in this adventure !
"In the end we will conserve only what we love
We will love only what we understand
And we will understand only what we are taught"
PICTURES & FEEDBACKS
CAROLINE C.,MOTHER, FEEDBACK AFTER WORKSHOP WITH THE IWDG
"Ronan had the most fantastic day! I have been meaning to email you to thank you. He just loved every minute of it and wants to do again! In is own words it was absolutely amazing and there was nothing he would change!
He learned so much and was rescuing us all evening pretending we were dolphins!"
MAEVE H., MOTHER, FEEDBACK AFTER WORKSHOP WITH THE IWDG
"I can second that. Daire and Caoimhe absolutely loved the course and came home raving about it. Nothing to change and we would be delighted to hear about any future activities.
Best of luck in developing the programme."
ORLA KEENEY, SCOIL MHUIRE COUNTY LEITRIM, JUNIOR 6TH YEAR
"It was really interesting and informative and the pupils were very engaged. You had a very nice way with the children and covered a lot of content. They’re still talking about it and are busy with their reports/projects."
PAUL COSTELLO, AN COILEAR BAN, CO. GALWAY, TY
"Excellent workshop which had the right mix of theory and practical elements to keep the students engaged. Luana is very passionate about her work which comes accross when she delivers the workshops. I would recommend the workshops as a way to introduce students to marine biology in Ireland."
MEET OUR TEAM
CEO and Operations manager
After completing an Education Masters in Montpellier (France), Luana graduated in 2016 from an European Masters in Marine Conservation and Biodiveristy (EMBC+). Her diverse experiences with kids and marine biology built the idea of CuriOcean and her thrive for success and enthusiasm brought the project together.
Luana's french and brazilian culture and love for sea embrace the idea of one planet as she describes herself a citizen of the world.
Belén is a native from Spain. From a very young age, she was strongly concerned about our relationship to the natural world, its creatures, and how to go back to sustainable ways of living. With a background in law and politics, Belén graduated in the summer of 2020 from a masters in environmental law. At the moment, Belén is looking to merge her deep passion for environmental conservation and regeneration with her interests in communication, outreach and community building.
Iris Farrugia is an agricultural engineer working as a freelance on the creation of fun and educational content on ecological transition. She used to live in the French West Indies where protecting the ocean is vital. Then she discovered marine conservation while studying ecology.
Her experience with children inspires her with ideas for workshops around the protection of the sea. She is happy to contribute to the Curiocean project.
Since her childhood, Manon has always lived near to the sea in the South of France. Feeling well curious about the ocean mysteries she studied marine biology during 3 years in Marseille, France. After that, she discovered an interest about education and the desire to become a biology teacher. Finally, she joined the Msc. MARRRES (science, conservation and valorisation) where she realized that merging marine biology and education was possible. Today, as a Curiocean’ trainee, she has the opportunity to learn how to raise awareness and communicate with children about one of her passion, the sea.
- Beach cleaning challengeSun, Sep 06Grattan BeachSep 06, 2020, 5:00 PMGrattan Beach, 3 Grattan Rd, Beach Ct, Galway, Co. Galway, H91 Y2FR, IrelandWe will be meeting up one weekend every month for a beach cleaning challenge (more details available on Instagram page)! Join us on this adventure and enjoy some brownie and tea after the hard work! Interested? Keep an eye out and send an email to be part of the beach cleaning WhatsApp group.