If you can’t come to us maybe we can come to you, with our outreach packages our expert staff will come to your school. Working in your school grounds or local area your tutor will ensure that your students get a hands-on learning experience in a Covid-secure way.
If you have access to a grassland in your school grounds or in local park then this Outreach day will help students develop practical skills through grassland ecology fieldwork.
Students will apply their understanding of sampling to design and justify a fieldwork methodology in this environment. Students will conduct systematic sampling along a transect to investigate the impact of an environmental gradient on abiotic and biotic factors.
Students will complete their fieldwork investigation by analysing their fieldwork data by conducting statistical analysis and drawing conclusions.
What’s included in Outreach Grassland Ecology
- Teacher guidance documents and Objectives
- Fieldwork day with one of our expert tutors in your school grounds or local area (within walking distance from school)
£32 per student (minimum cost £295)
If you would like to extend this course we have the following digital Enhancement Modules available:
This course usually runs from 10am-3.20pm (with 30 minute set up time from 9.30am), but times can be adjusted to suit your group. Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives. Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.
How this course fulfills the specification
AQA: 3.7.4 Populations in Ecosystems; Req-prac 12
Edexcel A: Topic 5 On the Wild Side; Core-prac 10
Edexcel B: Topic 10 Nature of Ecosystems; Core-prac 15 & 16
OCR: 6.3.1 Ecosystems; PAG 3.1
Eduqas: Topic 5 Population Size and Ecosystems including specified practical work (5, 6)
WJEC: Unit 1 Continuity of Life and Unit 3. 5. Populations, Size and Ecosystems including specified practical work
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject