Students will investigate elements of the water cycle discussing the processes, the geology of the drainage basin how this effects infiltration rates and river discharge. Students will have the opportunity to measure the micro climate, canopy cover on different land cover types within the drainage basin. The physical and human factors that increase the risk of flooding will be considered. Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts of flooding.
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. Due to safeguarding reasons we are unable to let adult learners attend these courses.
If you have more than 8 students then please contact us and we can let you know availability.
Tutor: FSC Staff
Courses are lead by experienced FSC staff.
This course runs from 9.30am – 4pm. During your visit you will be welcomed 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 are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.