FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

About Us

Field Studies Council, FSC, is the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by, and understand the natural environment. 

Established in 1943, FSC has become internationally respected for its national network of learning locations, international outreach training projects, research programmes, information and publication services,  and wide range of professional training and leisure courses

Each year over 140,000 people from school children through to retired adults experience the FSC at one of our network of learning locations and 17 Field Centres including sites as varied as London’s Royal Parks, the mountains of Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands or the dramatic coastlines of west Wales and Devon.

FSC believes that the more we know about the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations. 

FSC is an independent charity receiving no statutory funding we therefore rely on fees paid by our visitors and on the generosity of donors, trust funds and grant bodies to finance our activities.


FSC is a Limited Company, reg. England and Wales No.412621, and a Charity No.313364 in England and SC039870 in Scotland. Registered Office: Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1HW