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FSC win for biological recording plugin tool

FSC is celebrating after being awarded CIEEM's Best Practice Knowledge Sharing Award this week for their unique plugin for QGIS. The plugin has been developed by FSC’s Tomorrow’s Biodiversity (Tom.bio) project to help those making biological records to use QGIS much more effectively. Read More

Friday, June 23, 2017

General Election - June 2017

In the run up to June's general election, the political parties' manifestos are being studied and examined. Once the result of the election is known, FSC will be busy investigating how we can engage the next set of politicians to demonstrate the value of what FSC does and where it can help meet political priorities and concerns. Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Real value with Real Family Holidays

We have been watching with interest recent stories of parents being fined for taking children on holiday during term time, along with headlines on the all-too-common price hikes for breaks during the school holidays. Neither making life easy for families! Read More

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nominations are now open for 3rd UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing

Building on the success of the previous two years, the National Biodiversity Network, the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre are launching the third UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing. Once again FSC is proud to be a sponsor of one of the Awards. Read More

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UK Wildlife in Decline

This year there have been a number of news stories reporting a serious decline in the UK’s wildlife across a range of species - something that we at FSC are continuously concerned about. Read More

Friday, April 28, 2017

Prince Harry visits FSC Epping Forest

FSC Epping Forest was delighted to welcome Prince Harry today, who visited the area as to view the local Wood Pasture Restoration Project which is part of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. Read More

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Brilliant Residentials campaign launched at Millport

A new campaign has been launched in Scotland, at FSC Millport, to encourage schools to provide more residential experiences for children and young people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Read More

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Launch of 2017 FSC Darwin Scholars Programme

Field Studies Council (FSC) is pleased to announce the 2017 dates for its annual FSC Darwin Scholars Programme – Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity will be 20-29 August 2017. This inspiring course offers comprehensive biodiversity training to ‘up and coming’ scientists enabling them to build their own knowledge, and also help to address the global shortage of skills in this area. Read More

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Online sessions for A level geography teachers and students

Join us this autumn for a choice of free online sessions to help teachers with the fieldwork elements of AS geography and A level investigations. One session is also aimed at students and covers the write up element of their investigation. Read More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New CLOtC CPD Training Programme for 2017-18

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom's career and professional development programme. Read More

Friday, June 2, 2017

FSC sparks butterfly interest

At FSC we love to inspire children and young people about the natural world. Read More

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FSC school visits and the threat from terrorism

FSC chooses its field sites and activities carefully and has further reviewed these in the light of the recent increased risks, especially in major cities. In the unlikely event of being caught up in a major incident FSC has robust systems based on best available guidance from law enforcement agencies. Read More

Monday, June 12, 2017