Operation WildNation

Tirlan CountryLife is on a mission to encourage the nation to explore and discover their inner scientist and learn about wildlife conservation.

‘Operation WildNation’ is a fun, free and engaging initiative with campaign ambassador and zoological educator, Sarah Sarsfield, which aims to educate primary school children and their families in particular.   

Together with Glanbia CountryLife’s 14 award-winning garden centres and their passionate horticulturists, Sarah will be encouraging children, who hold the keys to the planet’s future, to become nature guardians.

To help children learn how to explore and protect nature all around them, Operation WildNation  includes lots of free, child-friendly tips, advice and experiments which are available here and throughout their social channels @CountryLifeGC.

Encouraging children to become ‘Nature Guardians’ Sarah said: “We have a huge variety of plants and animals here in Ireland. Whether we can see them or not, they are all connected and they depend on each other to survive.

“Living alongside us are countless plants, mammals, birds, insects, fish and even reptiles. Each one has its own unique place to live – this is called a habitat. To help nature we must learn how to protect these habitats, along with the plants and animals that live there. We must become nature guardians.”

Speaking about the importance of this initiative, Marketing Manager with Tirlan CountryLife, Grace O’Dwyer said: “As we all know, children are often the conduits for educating their families on the importance of conserving wildlife. This initative has been developed with that exact goal in mind. It’s all part of Tirlan Ireland’s ‘Living Proof’ sustainability strategy and our commitment to sustainable living. “We’re asking families to share their experiences with us online or to follow our simple activities @CountryLifeGC on TicTok, Facebook or Instagram. Our social media channels will be full of great free content to support our mission to help conserve Ireland’s wildlife and live up to our ‘Living Proof’ sustainability promises”