Young Darwin Scholars Explore Charles Darwin’s Home County
A group of 15 young people have been following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as they take part in the What Would Darwin be doing today? course, part of the FSC’s Young Darwin Scholarship programme running from the 18-22 August at FSC Preston Montford.
This year's Young Darwin Scholars on the Stiperstones
The 16 and 17 year olds applied for the Scholarships, demonstrating their interest and knowledge of the natural environment and how they think they will benefit from the experience. The Scholars are from throughout England and Wales and over the next five days will explore parts of Darwin’s Shropshire including Shrewsbury, the Stiperstones and journeying by canoe along part of the River Severn. Throughout the course they will be observing habitats, geology and landforms, identifying plants and animals and developing their skills and knowledge to understand more about the natural world.
Observing plants and invertebrates in FSC Preston Montford meadows
Taking part in the OPAL Earthworm Survey in FSC Preston Montford grounds
The Young Darwin Scholarship is a new programme developed by the FSC to encourage and support young people to explore, understand and be further inspired by the natural world - to develop the next generation of ‘Darwins’. FSC will offer mentoring and other opportunities to support and encourage each scholar to increase their knowledge and interest on an ongoing basis.
Find out more about the Young Darwin Scholarship
Monday, August 20, 2012