The course investigates changes in river channel and drainage characteristics at three sites along the river. Students plan an investigation and collect and record data at each site, including river measurements, field sketches, and observation of human impact on the river. Students will develop geographical skills, specifically fieldwork and enquiry skills.
This course usually runs from 10am - 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
Common Entrance Geography: Rivers; Geographical Skills; Local fieldwork Enquiry; Individual Fieldwork Enquiry.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships