Tuesday 31st May 2011 – The Gathering

Arrival - checking in - acclimatisation
6.00pm Meet in hotel
7.00pm Gather on the Beach, grid reference to follow
welcome and performance challenges in groups write rehearse and produce 1 hour

7.30 Beachmeet - Learning Challenges >
Leading to Performances live of songs, poems, dances, group theatrical whispers etc (livestreaming)

11.00 pm Augmented stargazing (with Irish iPhone app prosthetics)

Wednesday 1st June 2011 – The Fair Day

10.00am Activities on the Beach include Crafts \ QR codes \ Geology Challenges\ skillshares

1.00pm Soup and Sandwich provided by Daly’s lounge bar (talk from local flora & fauna expert)

2.00pm Activities as above continue
History & nature walks and talks
Talk from a local Archaeological Group

5.00pm Rest and Change

7.00pm Unconference Meal at Nevins, Tierenar for those who wish to attend

9.00pm Digital Ceilidh at Daly’s - open mic for music performances and idea sharing

Thursday 2nd June – The Scattering

10.00am Gathering of key outcomes > conferencing via twitcam with outside world
Development of the outdoor learning manifesto
12.00 depart?
camping and further stargazing for those in no rush to leave at local farm

What to bring

Although fine weather would be a bonus, the weather can often be wet or at least changeable in the West of Ireland (all four seasons in one day!) and evenings can be cold.
It would be best to bring some warm clothes or several light layers - fleeces, cagoules, combat trousers (jeans tend to stay wet!) and covered footwear e.g. walking/trainer shoes/walking boots. One of the beaches has golden sand, the other has very large rocks and pebbles which you may clamber over. We can provide some umbrellas (sponsored by Adobe for Lob10] and possibly rain capes.
Possibly some casual smart clothes for meal out on Wed. evening and music gathering.
Sunglasses, swimming togs (for pool) if staying at the hotel unless you are feel inclined to brave the Atlantic this early in the year!
If you have pocket binoculars, may be handy for observing islands, birdlife etc.
Ordnance Survey map no. 30 of the Discovery Series covers this area.
No. 31 covers Newport and Westport if you want to explore further.