General

Jan
22

3:00 pm 22 Jan - 4:00 pm 26 Jan

Jan
29

3:00 pm 29 Jan - 4:00 pm 02 Feb

Feb
5

3:00 pm 05 Feb - 4:00 pm 09 Feb

Feb
19

19 Feb - 23 Feb

Mar
29

29 Mar

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Science Field Trip

The trip is organised through the Field Studies Council. FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment, We will be staying 2 nights and 3 days at the FSC’s centre at Rhyd-y-Creuau. The centre provides high quality residential outdoor learning and fieldwork for secondary schools and university groups. They specialise in exploring the diverse habitats and environments of Snowdonia National Park; from glaciated valleys, rivers and wooded hillsides to dramatic coasts and sand dune ecosystems. The centre itself is a Georgian house set in two hectares of wooded grounds with Eco-Centre status, allowing students to experience a sustainable lifestyle.

The trip is full board with plenty of choice to suit a variety of different diets. The first meal will be an evening meal on Sunday 23rd April, so students will need to bring their own packed lunch for the journey to the centre. On Tuesday 25th April, we will have breakfast in the centre and a packed lunch for the journey home.

During the visit, the planned programme includes 3 scientific projects to investigate over 3 days, including:

  • Monitoring air pollution using chemistry and biological indicator species.

  • Monitoring environmental change in aquatic ecosystems (rivers), to include invertebrate biodiversity and water chemistry.

  • Energy Efficiency - testing a variety of different materials and record primary data in regards to energy transfer. This will involve planning and carrying out an investigation by constructing a 'model house' and using sensors to measure the temperature with and without various types of insulators.

The total cost of the trip is £175 payments staggered at intervals to help budgeting.

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TOTW

Jan
22

3:00 pm 22 Jan - 4:00 pm 26 Jan

PE

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