• Botanical Folklore

    This beginner folklore course will look at the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of trees and common wildflower species. Trees and wildflowers have been beneficial in terms of industry and medicine but also sacred to a variety of civilisations throughout time. Their beauty and vibrancy has meant… Read More

  • WIldlife Courses

    Our courses make natural history come alive by combining some of the best tuition with bespoke course materials. From introductory through to beginner, delivered by tutors online or in-person, each course is written and taught by experts. Heading into summer is the perfect season for botanical… Read More

  • Our Policies and Procedures

    Customer Information Customer Information Document: FSC is proud of its long history of safe, enjoyable educational visits. The enthusiasm, and commitment of our staff in working to our systems and procedures is just one way that our staff ensure a positive experience for our customers. Read More

  • Young Darwin Scholarship: Doddington

    Unique opportunity for 18–25 year olds to apply for a 90% subsidised, Darwin-inspired scholarship, combining practical skills and ongoing support.  Applications are now closed If you are aged 18-25 and love to spend your time outdoors, learning about the environment and want to be part of a community of young people who share similar interests, then this… Read More

  • Field Studies Council Youth Council

    Applications closed for 2022 The Field Studies Council Youth Council is a group of twelve proactive young naturalists aged 16-25 from across the UK helping to steer FSC engagement and content. They act as representatives for other young people who engage with the Field Studies Council. Read More

  • Reptiles and Amphibians – MMU

    This reptile and amphibian course takes a deep dive into identification, ecology and diversity of all the reptile and amphibian species present in the UK, as well as surveying and reporting techniques essential for their conservation. The course starts on the Friday evening with an introductory talk and survey on… Read More

  • Songbird Identification – MMU 2023

    Expand your knowledge of the diversity and ecology of songbirds and the processes that will enable you to identify them and use your skills for all-important recording and conservation. This course will be delivered through a range of methods including practical field work, laboratory identification sessions and seminars with our… Read More

  • Wildflower Folklore and Foraging

     In this beginner course, you will learn about a variety of wildflowers and their traditional uses. You will also learn to identify certain edible plants and how to use them in meals. This course will cover: Some of the traditional domestic uses of a selection of wildflowersSome of the… Read More