The Arc

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The ARC is a mobile classroom which has been designed to raise young people’s awareness of aquaculture. The diverse nature of aquaculture means there is plenty to learn and talk about.

A Classroom on Wheels: The ARC is a truck-sized classroom which is travelling throughout Ireland to bring aquaculture to schools. The classroom is fully equipped to provide visitors with an interactive and engaging experience with large screen displays, VR headsets and hands-on group activities.
Through active learning, pupils learn about aquaculture, explore its role in food production and in preserving the environment, and discover how it affects their local community.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara has developed the ARC as part of its involvement in the EU Commission Farmed in the EU Project. Farmed in the EU aims to highlight the benefits of aquaculture as an industry that produces fresh sustainable seafood, creates employment and helps sustain rural communities. Across 10 countries, the project is bringing schools and aquaculture professionals together to help students learn about the sector and its impact on the local community and beyond.

To learn more about The ARC or to register your interest in a school visit see