Áine has worked with the Burrenbeo Trust, a landscape charity based in Kinvara, Co. Galway since 2012. With a keen interest in facilitating connection to our places and empowering people to take action in and for places, Áine has worked in a wide range of community, formal and informal education settings on place-based learning initiatives. Formerly an education officer for the NPWS, Áine has a background in diverse activities from botany to scientific writing. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Science, an MSc in Science Communications and an MEd where she focused her research on the Primary Teachers perspective on place-based learning. In 2018, Áine commenced an Irish Research Council funded employment-based PhD in partnership with the School of Geography at NUI Galway. This project looks to evaluate the role of place-based learning in community stewardship and share the learnings from Burrenbeo Trusts work with others.a background in diverse activities from botany to scientific writing.