3,500 children are currently missing out on what many people take for granted: access to nature.  

So far, our charity can help one third of the children on our waiting list after we were overwhelmed with requests for support. 

Their teachers and parents want the next generation to access environmental education to help protect nature upon which we all depend, but can’t access other support to fund fieldwork. 

The Field Studies Council (est. 1943) provides tutors and equipment for children from deprived communities to spend a day or more at our unique learning locations in natural habitats.  


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During climate change and the biodiversity crisis, our charity is enabling a generation of children to experience nature first-hand to protect the environment, improve their wellbeing, and live sustainably.  

Every pound you donate helps disadvantaged children who are unable to access education courses and related study guides. We employ educationalists passionate about the environment. 

What people say after visiting us 

“Something clicked. Maybe it was Bio-Blitzing or sweep netting the long grass. I was in awe of the identification skills of the tutors… The exploration, the fresh air, the use of field guides and searching for different species.”

Child visiting FSC’s education centre 

“The boys began to appreciate that knowledge, skills and learning can be accessed in the immediate environment… this raised their confidence. They saw that learning is for everyone.”   


“The students said how much easier the exam was because they could remember the different parts of the river… because they saw it first-hand.”

Humanities leader 

What your donation would achieve

Our registered charity gives children most in need the chance to experience environmental education.

This includes our popular grants so children can attend education courses at special learning locations in natural environments.  

This support is given on fair criteria and last several years to embed outdoor education in a school culture. 

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