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 cover 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.
Small Group or Individual Student Days are designed to bring together individual students, home schooled students, schools with small class sizes, or students that were unable to attend a residential or alternative trip. By bringing groups together we aim to keep the overall costs lower, and you do not incur our minimum daily fee.
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.
To book onto the course, please add in the students by clicking on ‘Child’, and add in the accompanying adult (teacher/parent/carer) by clicking on Adult.
This course runs from 9.30am – 4pm. During your visit you will be welcomed 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 are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.
Opportunities to attend this course
Tue 14, November 2023 09:30 - Wed 15, November 2023 16:30
Thu 23, November 2023 09:30 - Fri 24, November 2023 16:00