Thank you for your interest in joining Field Studies Council (FSC). We are the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to helping people of all ages to discover, explore and be inspired by the natural environment. 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.
Joining FSC supports our work to inspire young people to understand and experience the natural world including the wider benefits that a greater appreciation of nature can bring.
All of your membership subscription will go directly to providing financial support for young people to take part in an FSC experience through FSC Kids Fund, Bursary Fund, Young Darwin Scholarship or other similar initiatives.
FSC Kids Fund gives grants to disadvantaged groups to attend FSC Courses. In 2012 FSC Kids Fund provided financial support which helped 315 young people experience an FSC Course.
' On the last night we were looking up at the stars with the boys, talking about nothing important but having an amazing time’
Kieran, Neath and Port Talbot Engage Project - Kids Fund at FSC Derrygonnelly
FSC Bursary Fund provides support to individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds enabling them to take part in FSC curriculum focussed courses with their school class. In 2012 we awarded FSC Bursaries to 107 students.
'The fieldwork we did was really fun and educational – I feel so much more confident with the topic of rivers now.'
Year 11 student,City of London Academy Islington
The Young Darwin Scholarship encourages young people (aged 16 and 17) who have a real interest in the natural world - the Darwins of the future. 15 scholarships were awarded in 2012.
'Being given the change to speak to and get taught by experts in thier fields was inspiring as was meeting a mixuture of people of similar age who have linked interests.'
Abbie - Young Darwin Scholar 2012
In 2013 FSC is celebrating its 70th Anniversary and to celebrate we want to give an FSC Birthday Gift to 700 young people by providing financial help for them to attend a FSC course. By joining you will play an important part in helping us provide this support.
As an FSC member you will help us inspire young people and
- You will receive two editions of the FSC Magazine and the Annual Review each year which will keep you up to date with the Charity and how FSC members have supported young people.
- We will invite you to special events which may be organised for FSC members
- You will have access to an exclusive Member’s Preview of the leisure learning and professional programme of courses at FSC Centres
Join us and help others be inspired by nature
FSC membership is only £36 per annum - this can provide support for two young people to benefit from a day course at an FSC Centre. If three people become members then one young person can enjoy a two night residential.
To join please print the FSC Membership Application Form and return it to us or you can phone FSC Head Office on 01743 852104
Please note: to view the Membership Form, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.
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