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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

UK YouthStrike4Climate

Today, Friday 15th March, a second YouthStrike4Climate will take place that is predicted to attract even more young people across the UK. The first strike took place on Wednesday 9th February and saw over 15,000 impassioned young people from schools, colleges and universities remove themselves from lessons to make a political point and to press government to take radical action on climate change.

FSC CEO Mark Castle said “We completely understand the passion behind the strike. After all, the FSC is all about inspiring everyone to be curious, caring, knowledgeable and passionate about the environment. Looking at the scale of the climate crisis that we face, it’s not surprising that young people are using that knowledge and passion to campaign about it now

Young people want to really engage with the issues around climate change, but the opportunities for outdoor learning are not always available for everyone: The FSC is campaigning to make sure that they are. Earlier this month the FSC was involved in a parliamentary event where young people from the nationwide Our Bright Future project called for more time in school to be spent learning about nature. FSC wants to make sure that learning about the natural world by experiencing it first hand is an essential part of the curriculum- not an added extra.

It’s never too early or too late to find out more about the environment. For those feeling inspired to understand more about our planet, FSC offers courses for all ages and all abilities - /learn-with-us.aspx

Thursday, March 14, 2019