Post-compulsory education programme - Field studies in ecology
In this session, students work in Kew's Conservation Area to learn the rationale behind different field study techniques, and get the opportunity to practice these skills - we apologise that this is not available until the beginning of May 2013.
Conservation Area at Kew Gardens.
Students learn several basic field study skills in biological sampling, including pond dipping, grass sweeping, tree beating and using quadrats and transect lines. They also learn how to determine the best method of sampling depending on their research question, and will learn how to analyse and display data collected in the field.
- Length: 90 minutes.
- Group size: 15 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 10 students.
- Programme cost: £50 per group of 15 students.
- Administration fee: £80.
School visits at Kew Gardens support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools, colleges and universities. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the classroom environment.
Lecturers in post-16 education programmes have a variety of objectives in mind when booking our programmes. Although our AS and A2 programmes were designed to meet the requirements of several exam boards, each course is slightly different in content and focus.
Additionally, the variety of diploma programmes and university courses we support is vast. Therefore we are happy to work with you in creating an ideal session for your students. Please let us know in advance (by completing the 'additional information' box on our online booking form) the learning outcomes you require of the session, and we will tailor the session to ensure that these outcomes are met.
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