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FSC 70th Anniversary
2013 is the Field Studies Council’s 70th Anniversary year. Read more about the successes of FSC so far and find out how Epping Forest Field Centre is planning to celebrate.
History of the FSC
In 1943 FSC’s founders gathered at the Natural History Museum in London to realise a vision ‘to provide opportunities for school children to study living plants and animals in their natural environment’. From that initial meeting the Council for the Promotion of Field Studies (now Field Studies Council) was born.
The FSC established its first field centre at Flatford Mill in 1945. In 1952, the FSC was registered as a charity, and new centres opened across the UK including the first day centre at Epping Forest.
The FSC has become known world-wide for its renowned AIDGAP series of keys and fold-out charts. In addition the FSC provides environmental training and consultancy to the education and works with professional practitioners from government and industry.
In keeping with its commitment to the environment, more than half the FSC centres have been awarded Eco-Centre status including Epping Forest Field Centre.
Open day activities include pond dipping.
Minibeast hunting in Epping Forest.
If you would like more details about the open day at Epping Forest Field Centre or the other courses and events for children, adults, families and schools please visit the website or email [email protected]
Monday, January 14, 2013