Small Group or Individual Student Days are designed to bring together individual students, home schooled students, schools with small class sizes, or students that were unable to attend a residential or alternative trip. By bringing groups together we aim to keep the overall costs lower, and you do not incur our minimum daily fee. This offer is restricted to no more than 8 pupils from any one school per course, and students must be accompanied. This course is currently running on:
Thursday 7th November 2019
Monday 2nd March 2020
Students will follow the route of enquiry as they investigate elements of the carbon cycle and water cycle in an environment. They will generate their own key questions and aims for their day, tailor methods to suit their learning, using sampling methods and identifying control measures for hazards. They will collect data in the field for calculation of carbon in the woodland and water stores, flows and transfers in a woodland environment. The data collected will compare sites with differing characteristics and this data can be further analysed as post course learning. The student will leave with an understanding of the techniques which can be used to measure carbon and water, as well as being able to identify the limitations of their fieldwork.
This course usually runs from 9.30am – 4pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. 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.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships