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Pembrokeshire Field Studies

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


This programme follows a group of Year 12 students as they spend a week studying plant and animal life at the Field Studies Council's centre at Dale Fort.

The centre is situated on the beautiful and rugged Pembrokeshire coast, at the very south westerly tip of Wales. It provides access to exposed beaches ravaged by wind and sea in addition to sheltered coves and rock pools.

Each day the pupils, from Highams Park School in London, visit a different marine environment. They also visit the Gann Salt Marsh, a site of special scientific interest for its diverse ecology.

The intensive, residential course combines formal teaching in Dale Fort's classrooms with hands-on work in the field, followed by analysis and discussion of results; it is a productive and rewarding experience, certainly not just a seaside holiday!

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