Field Studies Council is hosting this online event for Biology Week, which is run by the Royal Society of Biology to raise the profile of biology.

Research in the field will be instrumental in overcoming some of our most pressing global issues, including climate change, developing sustainable food and fuel, and diagnosing and treating diseases. Biology Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of all the work that goes on.

Get involved via social media using #BiologyWeek

For Biology Week, Field Studies Council has recorded an audio programme, with three guests, all tutors at Field Studies Council, who discuss their very different interests in ecology! Our tutors share their passion for marine ecology, freshwater ecology, and badgers. Listen to the programme below.

Show and Tell!

Interested in seeing what the guests chose as their show and tell? Check out the videos and images below!

Some of our tutors and visiting students have been sharing what they love about biology and why they find fieldwork so beneficial:

Get involved!

Did the sound of ponds or a wormery grab your interest? If you fancy making your own pond or wormery look at the resources below.

How to create a pond using recycled materials

During lockdown, Jo Harris, made this video to help people keep busy, whilst improving the habitats in their gardens. Have a look and see if you could do something similar…

How to make a wormery

The Woodland Trust have some great instructions on how to make your own wormery. Accessible to all, these instructions are easy to follow and will let you see first hand what worms get up to beneath the soil.

If you’d like to build a wormery for recycling kitchen waste, similar to the one at Field Studies Council, Nettlecombe, then check out these instructions from Gardeners World

Identification Keys

If you are interested in exploring some of the habitats mentioned in our audio programme, you may find the wildlife guides helpful. Visit our online shop to browse our easy-use guides. We have made some suggestions on which guides link best to the topics discussed in the programme.