We can offer a wide range or terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. 

Within these ecosystems, habitats might include, depending on location, streams, lakes and ponds, grasslands, salt marshes, sand dunes, floodplains, woodlands as well as examples of conservation areas both terrestrial and marine.

We can provide equipment for plant and animal population sampling, biodiversity studies and water pollution testing as well as many more specialised types of field equipment such as mammal and moth traps, met stations and soil labs. 

The interesting and unique grounds around our centres are ideal for projects and investigating human impacts on ecosystems.

All our courses offer:

  • Fully Covid-secure centres
  • High quality field sites – either within walking distance or a short drive away
  • Fully risk assessed field sites with prior access agreements for all FSC delivery
  • Well equipped, WiFi enabled classrooms, lecture rooms and laboratories
  • Range of field equipment, microscopes and species identification guides

Course content on university trips can be entirely taught by FSC staff or co-taught with university staff whilst FSC tutors are able to lead the fieldwork component or to provide specialist lectures. Alternatively, courses can be completely self-taught by university staff using our centres as a base. You are welcome to a free pre-visit to help plan your course.

  • A freshwater habitat