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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All


Experience shows that fieldwork can play a vital part in enthusing junior certificate students and can provide the inspiration which convinces them that biology is what they want to do!  Its 'hands on' approach provides opportunities for first hand discovery and supports students' understanding of biology.

As well as covering specific elements of the biology curriculum all fieldwork courses at FSC Northern Ireland also place a strong emphasis on developing personal confidence, team-building and problem solving skills and opportunities to consider aspects of Citizenship.

Courses can been specifically designed to meet the requirements of Section 1C: Animals, Plants and Micro-organisms of the junior certificate science syllabus.

To find out more or to discuss a course tailored specifically to meet your needs please contact FSC Northern Ireland


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The course listed below can be run at both the FSC Belfast and FSC Derrygonnelly centres.                                    

Local Habitat Survey: Woodland1 day

Students will investigate the biotic and abiotic factors within a local woodland environment in one of Fermanagh’s impressive Geopark sites. Ely Lodge provides the perfect location for a biological woodland study with 250ha of woodland containing a mixture of coniferous and broadleaved trees and is easily accessible from our FSC Derrygonnelly centre (less than 15 minutes’ drive away).