Welcome! My name is Michèle Castiaux. Originally from Belgium, I have been living in Ireland since 1999. I have an M.Sc. in Geology and an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences & Management.
After working for a few years as a consultant, I am now focused on education. My Mission: "I want to provide Geology and Environmental Education as an enjoyable experience that will promote personal responsibility and respect for our heritage and environment."
I visit primary schools as a Heritage Specialist (Heritage in Schools Scheme run by the Heritage council) and secondary schools (Heritage Council) where I give workshops and presentations on various subjects such as geology, environmental management, water conservation an sustainable development. I have been visiting over 250 primary and secondary schools since 2007.
I also organise forest walks with primary schools and river studies with secondary school students (T.Y. and L.C.) in the Midlands and in Co. Wicklow.
My workshops are child-friendly and educational. Many are suitable for the different stages of the Green Schools. The workshops easily fit in the geography curriculum as they include social, environmental and scientific education.
I am also President of the Irish Geological Association.
Finally, I adhere to the Child Protection Policy put together by The Heritage Council in 2018. As of July 2014, I have been Garda vetted to work for the Heritage Council with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have comments or questions, please fill in the contact form or feel free to call me at (087)6968600.