This course provides an opportunity for school with low student numbers to join together. This 4-day fieldwork course offers the opportunity for students to tackle different fieldwork enquiries across a range of dynamic habitats.

Students will gain first-hand experience of all the required sampling techniques (ST) and gain in-depth understanding of all required methodologies (Me).

Students will the opportunity to use a variety of specialist fieldwork equipment useful to the study of Environmental Science including moth and mammal traps and infiltrometers.

Enquiries will be set within an environmental context enabling students to gain a broad and deep understanding of real-world Environmental Science.

Mathematical skills and the use of GIS will encourage students to interrogate and manipulate fieldwork data.

These courses are for groups of 9 or less students from any one school. Students must be accompanied by a responsible adult (usually a teacher from a school, but could be a parent/carer for an individual student).

The course price includes in-course transport, whilst at the centre, and is exempt from VAT.

Please bring your own packed lunch for the first day. All other meals are included up to a packed lunch on the last day.

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.

Example Timetable

Moth and/or mammal trapping to be completed one evening and following morning.

Day 1

Morning

Arrive
Students will be greeted by their tutor, with a welcome talk followed by a brief tour of the centre.
There will be the time to settle into rooms and to eat lunch brought from home.

Afternoon

Succession
Investigating how species presence, abundance and diversity change over time.

Evening

Data analysis
Using their data from their succession investigation, students will construct a scatter-graph before completing a Spearman’s Rank Correlation Co-efficient.

Day 2

Morning

Populations of organisms
Estimating the population size of an organism in a habitat (Lincoln Index)
Investigating differences in invertebrate communities in two contrasting areas.

Afternoon

Carbon cycle
Investigating differences in carbon storage and sequestration between two contrasting areas of woodland

Evening

Data analysis
Graphical and statistical methods will be used to present and analyse data from the two investigations.
Students will consider the real-world significance of their data with links to sustainability and the carbon cycle

Day 3

Morning

Populations of organisms
Continued from Day 2
Hydrosphere
Investigating how rates of infiltration vary between contrasting areas
Data analysis if time allows

Course finishes at 12:00

Opportunities to attend this course

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

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