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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Helping young people find out more about Shropshire’s wildlife

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Growing Confidence (GC) is about giving young people throughout Shropshire opportunities to create change in their local environment, learn new skills and consider the possibilities of a green career.

FSC Preston Montford is working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Fordhall Community Land Initiative and the Plunkett Foundation.

At FSC Preston Montford you will be able to work with experts to learn more about the wildlife of Shropshire and develop specialist skills and knowledge. We will be getting ideas from you about what you want to know more about  - whether its a particular species of wildlife, a type of habitiat or enivronmental issues which are of interest to you. 

How to get involved

If you are interested in wildlife and the natural world then FSC will be offering a series of activities and courses which will help you increase your knowledge. You will have the chance to meet and work with experts to find out more about the amazing wildlife in Shropshire.

Spider ID        Using a toothbrush to tempt  spider     mammal trapping

Are you?

  • Aged 15 -24?
  • Interested in the environment and wildlife?
  • Interested in understanding more about Shropshire and what lives here - plants, animals and humans?
  • Interested in finding out more about working or volunteering in the environment?

 …Yes, then get involved in GC. It will give you

  • the opportunity to take your interest in the natural world further
  • a programme of specialist training and events
  • a way to find out more about careers and volunteering in the environment
  • a chance to meet inspiring people and learn more about their work in the environment
  • ongoing opportunities, mentoring and support to further your interest and develop your skills over a number of years
  • the chance to be part of a network of like-minded people and make new friends
  • good experience and evidence to add to your CV

GC events

We have a full programme of events planned at FSC Preston Montford for 2017 click here for the full list

Also have a look at the calendar below for all GC events and courses - there are new ones being added all the time. 

Find out what we got up to on our first event on the FSC Preston Montford blog 

If you want to know more about GC @ FSC Preston Montford or have suggestions for future events email Cathy Preston [email protected]


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