New RTE series draws more attention to irish wildlife

by Lucie Weidenauer

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]An RTE series aims to inspire parents to get children off screens and into the great outdoors to see the amazing Irish wildlife.

Wild Kids sees teams of nature loving children join wildlife experts Kealan Doyle, Ciara Dolan, Sarah Sarsfield and John Lusby as they travel all over the country observing the plants, animals, bugs and bees that live alongside us.

The 15 part series, which began last week, will give parents and children loads of ideas on how they can explore the fascinating nature all over the country.

Dublin features in the series, one episode sees the Wild Kids and John Lusby in the Phoenix Park on a hunt for clues to find wild deer and explains how to search for deer hair on a bush and track deer footprints.

In another the city canals are featured teeming with a host of hidden wildlife and the kids find a swan and her baby cygnets.

Dubliner Kaelan Doyle is a marine biologist originally from Portmarnock who first hit screens in “The Seahorse Man” in 2010.

The four part RTE documentary series was very well received and followed Kaelan’s epic quest to breed seahorses in captivity at the Red Cow Industrial Estate.

Ten years in the making, the show became an instant hit with viewers.

In 2013 Kaelan was the subject of the award winning documentary “Save Our Seahorses” which saw him go undercover in China and Indonesia to expose trade in seahorses that will result in their extinction in 20 years.

Commenting on Wild Kids, Kaelan told Dublin Gazette:
“I very excited to be one of the presenters on this fascinating new kids wildlife TV show for RTE.

“It is kind of a biggy as they have not commissioned in a while as they closed the kids TV section.

“The whole idea is to inspire parents to get the kids off the screens and get out into the wild to see the amazing wildlife that is under their noses in town parks and forests etc.

“I think viewers are going to really enjoy it.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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