Getting ready for National Fieldwork Week, June 2022
We are excited to be working with the Geographical Organisation for their National Fieldwork Week, from 6 to 10 June 2022. National Fieldwork Week aims to promote fieldwork far and wide on the theme of ‘change’ and will feature a wealth of resources supporting geography fieldwork in the school grounds, local area or further afield. The Field Studies Council had produced teacher resource packs, on the topics ‘Investigating Change in the High Street’ and ‘Investigating Change in the School Grounds or Local Park’, for KS2 and KS3 to KS5.
More than 1,000 schools receive a free subscription to our Digital Hub
More than 1,300 secondary schools are now enrolled to the Field Studies Council Digital Hub, a multimedia resource bank featuring more than 100 teaching videos, GIS maps, worksheets, and teacher CPD videos. In September 2021 we launched our special offer of a free, one-year subscription with any secondary school FSC residential course booking. The Digital Hub will shortly be available for separate purchase and will cost £50 for a one-year teacher subscription or £100 for one-year subscription with teacher and student access.
New ArcGIS Storymaps about urban fieldwork for 14-16 geography
OCR have developed a suite of new digital resources to support urban enquiry in KS4 geography, in partnership with ESRI and the Field Studies Council. The collection of ArcGIS storymaps work through the enquiry process for a human geography fieldwork investigation. The focus for the investigation is the city of Liverpool but the resources could be applied to any area local to the school. The resources aim to both prepare students for in-person fieldwork and for consolidation of learning about the enquiry process. The Field Studies Council provided technical expertise for the fieldwork content and design of data collection sheets.
New videos about rivers fieldwork for 14-18 geography
Time for Geography have produced three new videos to support rivers fieldwork in KS4/KS5 geography in partnership with RSS-Hydro, Aberystwyth University and the Field Studies Council. The videos, which aim to boost fieldwork skills for investigating river channel morphology, flow velocity and sediment characteristics, were recently awarded ‘highly recommended’ in the Geographical Association’s Publishers’ Award.
New ‘live lessons‘ about biodiversity, flooding and the carbon cycle, for 11-16 geography and biology
The National Farming Union have produced four new ‘live lessons’ in partnership with the Field Studies Council, Geographical Association and Association of Science Education. You’ll find biodiversity fieldwork skills for KS3/KS4 biology, and flooding and the carbon cycle for KS3/KS4 geography.
FSC ‘Natural History Live’ webinars
Experience a natural history lecture from an expert in their field, in the comfort of your own home. These forty-minute free webinars provide a rewarding online learning experience for teachers and students alike, on a wide range of biodiversity topics, from the ecosystem services of aquatic insects to the use of earthworms as bioindicators of soil health.