Students will carry out fieldwork to investigate changes in river channel characteristics along the course of the river including a quantitative measure of discharge and qualitative fieldwork methods to consider landforms such as meanders. Students will have an opportunity to develop understanding of the kinds of questions that can be investigated through fieldwork in river environments and have an opportunity to develop a question(s) based on their location and the task.
This course usually runs from 9.30am – 3.30pm, 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.
How this course fulfills the specification
Component 1: The Physical Environment . Component 3: Geographical Investigations - fieldwork.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships