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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Student Stories - Why they love Pearse College

Posted on December 4, 2018

My time in Pearse College has enriched my life in many ways. It has provided me with the necessary tools to enhance my skills in my field of choice which is foreign languages… and to pursue further studies. My experiences are truly irreplaceable and I would not trade them for anything!

Claudia – Languages and European Studies

Hi… I would just like to thank you for all your effort throughout the year.  I have been accepted into NUI Maynooth for Arts.  I enjoyed my year in Pearse College on the University Access course and without it, I would not have progressed to third level.

David – University Access Course

From practical gardening .. to botany and chemistry, the course at Pearse College gave me a great grounding and opening up a world of possibilities…. It was varied and fun and the staff was always encouraging and supportive.  I would recommend it to anyone considering a career in horticulture.

Annette – Horticultural Amenity Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

I had a very happy and successful year in Pearse College repeating my Leaving Certificate.  I am now studying in Trinity College in the course of my choice.

Anthony – Repeat Leaving Certificate Course

Pearse College was a revolutionary idea.  It enabled me to realise that I could achieve whatever I set out to achieve.  I’m so glad that I discovered Pearse College.

Dr. Ann Matthews – Lecturer, Department of Adult Education, NUI Maynooth

There is a lovely atmosphere in the college and you have wonderful teachers!!

Nuala – B. Mngmt (Hons), Institute of Technology, Tallaght

When I decided to go back to school at 32, I was fortunate in my choice of Pearse College: not only were the teachers ready to give me all the help and support I needed to do well, but they also made me feel that both my background and my individuality were important parts of my education.

Bettina Steffanini – Science graduate, Trinity College

I successfully completed my studies in Architectural Technology and then worked as a technologist in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.  I have since set up my own company Palmer, Whelan and Associates.

David Palmer, Architectural Technologist, Lecturer in Bolton Street, DIT

I went to Pearse college (to study Irish for my Leaving Certificate)…. everybody is there to learn.  There’s a great sense of that when you walk in the door.  I really enjoyed it!

Maria Doyle Kennedy – Actress

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