Without our support, children can’t access education to understand and protect the natural environment upon which we depend.  

For nearly 80 years, this has been the mission of the Field Studies Council (FSC). 

We provide equipment and tutors that children in need can’t otherwise access. We give grants for their school to attend education courses at our special learning locations in the UK. 

One teacher said: “The students live in inner-city areas and for the vast majority this was the first time they had set foot in the countryside.”  

We’re appealing for your donation today after FSC’s funds were overwhelmed with requests for support. There are thousands of children from 100 schools now unable to access environmental education.  

Our waiting list is the highest since our charity begun. 

Please donate to our charity by clicking on the photographs below. 

 

People have trusted FSC since 1943 

The FSC helps 150,000 children every year by delivering education courses in natural habitats.  

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.  

We’re a registered charity too (no. 313364 in England & Wales, SC039870 in Scotland). We’re governed by trustees and employ educationalists passionate about the environment. 

You can read about the people FSC helps in our impact report.

We collate every kind donation, however small, into grants to help disadvantaged children who are unable to access education courses at FSC’s environmental centres, and provide inspiration through and our related study guides.   

Read more about how FSC gives grants and our other approaches to opening access to education. 

What people say after visiting us 

A girl who wouldn’t answer tutor’s questions on the first day spoke in front of everyone in the last day’s presentation. The value of that is just not measurable.”   

Teacher

“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.”   

Teacher

“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.”

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