An investigation of how physical and human processes influence vegetation in one or two woodland areas, including the relationship with climate, soil and human activity. Past management and current practices are discussed. Fieldwork consists of random sampling measuring biotic and abiotic factors including plant frequency, canopy cover and microclimate.
This course usually runs from 10am – 3pm, 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
Key Stage 3 Geography: Geographical Skills and fieldwork.
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships