Students will be introduced to practical fieldwork and will have the opportunity to practice a variety of qualitative and quantitative fieldwork sampling techniques for estimating the abundance and distribution of plant and animal species.

Fieldwork will include random, systematic and stratified sampling.The course will also allow students to apply investigative approaches and methods, safely use a range of practical equipment, make and record observations and gain an understanding of the roles and limitations of equipment and techniques.

These courses are for groups of 9 or less students from any one school. If a students is not accompanied by a responsible adult, their parent/carer must have a completed and returned an Unaccompanied Young People form to us, available in our Customer Information

The course price is exempt from VAT.

Example Timetable

This course runs from 9.30am – 4pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans.

During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing.

Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives.

Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations.

Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Opportunities to attend this course

This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.

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