Teacher resources and classroom activities linked to this book can be found here.

The Super Energy Activists Ireland are four kids (and one dog) who are finding out about sustainable energy and protecting the environment. Unfortunately their arch-nemesis Max Siphon and his sidekick Guzzler are determined to stop them!

Meet the characters and try some of their activities

Orla

Communications expert

Orla's the organiser who gets the message out to everyone. She knows there is a lot they can do to save energy but that they need to get everyone involved. If you want to communication like Orla why not to some research about where energy sources come on a webquest and then share your findings.

Katerina

Making things expert

From bird boxes to bee hotels, Katerina is a whiz at making things to help protect biodiversity and the environment. You could try making something too. Use the SEAI activity to make a model wind turbine and investigate wind energy. Use Chapter 2 for 5th and 6th Class for help

Ahmed

New technologies expert

Armed with his Ahmed-o-pedia Ahmed uses technology to research ways that their school can start reducing energy waste. Why not do an energy audit in your home. Use Chapter 5 in 3rd and 4th Class as a guide to see where Guzzler uses energy and then do one in your own house.

Jack

Nature expert

Jack knows the importance of protecting habitats and biodiversity, especially our native trees and pollinator plants. You can learn about what plants need to grow and how energy is transferred from the sun to plants and animals in a food chain. See Chapters 1 and 2 in 3rd and 4th Class

Sparkie

Cleverest dog in Ireland

The kids don't know it but Sparkie understands everything. He leads his own investigation to find out what's going on.

Max Siphon

Arch-nemesis

A selfish, greedy energy waster Max Siphon is indifferent to the environment and only thinks of himself. 

Guzzler

Gullible sidekick

A well-intentioned nitwit Guzzler still has a lot to learn about reducing energy waste.

"@SEAI_ie Personally I loved the story in Climate SOS. It changed me in many ways, many greener ways. It taught me so much. Everyone in Ireland should read this book.” Mark, 4th class, Scoil Mhuire Roibin, Co Mayo

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What's in the book

Fast paced adventure

This illustrated story book will take children on a fast paced adventure. Readers will learn about sustainable energy while following the action to see if the villains or heroes will triumph!

Children's actions and activities

Each of the Super Energy Activists has their own individual expertise from technology to nature. These can be used to inspire children to take their own energy actions at home or in school.

Punchy illustrations and dialogue

This book has been written by Lucinda Jacob and illustrated by Alan Nolan for SEAI and edited by Dr Orla Kelly from DCU, St Patrick’s College. It's jam-packed with colourful images and characters to engage and interest children in alignment with the primary curriculum.

"@SEAI_ie Ta an leabhair Aeraid SOS (Climate SOS) go maith. Is brea liom na cartuin. Ta Sparky greannmhar.” Tadhg, 4th class, Scoil Mobhi, Dublin

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Creative Illustration Workshop

Join our virtual workshop with Illustrator Alan Nolan, based on the adventure storybook ‘Climate SOS’.

During the workshop you’ll get to meet the Super Energy Activists Ireland kids and learn how to draw the infamous energy-wasting monster Guzzler, as well as Sparkie, the energy-saving wonder dog.  Alan will also show you how to create your very own cool Climate SOS comic strip!

A live free workshop will be part of the Dublin Learning City Festival on Wednesday 24th March at 4pm. Book now via eventbrite

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Get your own hardcopy of the book

School teachers can order a hard copy of the book in English or Irish for their class by emailing schools@seai.ie or borrow a school set (30 copies) from your local library. Parents and kids can also borrow their own copy from one of our listed libraries. Please download the list to see which libraries are stocking the book.

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