• Dr Carolyn Drever

    Dr Carolyn Drever is a writer and a teacher with a special interest in English and Outdoor Learning. She began teaching creative writing 30 years ago, has taught in universities and schools, and worked on projects with the Field Studies Council, the Wildlife Trusts and EU Erasmus+. She is currently…

  • 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…

  • Online Learning

    Welcome to Field Studies Council’s Natural History Online Learning courses.   We offer a range of online Natural History courses suitable for all levels of knowledge, hosted on our online learning platform Moodle. You can start your journey with us at introductory level, working up to beginner, intermediate and finally advanced…

  • World Mental Health Day 2022

    World Mental Health Day is recognised by the World Health Organisation. It works to ensuring mental health is treated the same as physical health, and…

  • Young Darwin Scholarship

    Unique opportunity for 16–25-year-olds to apply for a 90% subsidised, Darwin-inspired scholarship, combining environmental education and ongoing support.  Applications for 2024 have now closed If you are aged 16-25 with an interest in the natural world and are looking to enhance your environmental knowledge and be part of a community of young people with similar interests, then this scholarship…

  • Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies

    This beginner course presents a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of dragonflies and damselflies, the Odonata! You will be introduced to their fascinating life cycles and ecology before observing the different life stages in action out in the field. The day will be rounded off by…

  • Introduction to Lesser-known Soil Invertebrates 

    This beginner to intermediate course introduces you to a selection of fascinating, but often overlooked invertebrates of the soil and litter layer.  Through richly illustrated talks and a field sampling session, we will learn how to recognise, find and record a range of more obscure species that can…

  • Friends of BTO discounted courses

    BTO harness the skills and passion of birdwatchers to advance our understanding of ornithology and produce impartial science – communicated clearly for the benefit of birds and people. Field Studies Council discount a number of our natural history courses each year to allow BTO members the opportunity to expand their…

  • Governance and Trustees

    Field Studies Council is a registered charity in England and Wales, and in Scotland. The Board of Trustees is the governing body, responsible for ensuring that the organisation conducts its affairs in accordance with the Articles of Association and the law. The Board and its principal committees operate to a schedule…