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Dorset Council. Conservation and Ecology – Gold DofE Residential near Swanage   Mon 23 – Fri 27 August 2021 £320

Leeson House Field Studies Centre is a secluded and comfortable manor house situated close to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

The week will include activities such as conservation work; bird ringing, small mammal recording and moth trapping. One morning will be spent rock pooling and looking at marine ecology and fossils at Kimmeridge bay. Another day finding out about heathland and sand dune ecology followed by kayaking over the sea grass meadows towards Old Harry Rocks. There will also be a night under the stars and a beach BBQ to round off the Gold Residential in style. It will be supported by staff from Dorset Council Outdoor Education Service and DofE Volunteers. Leeson House is the premier Field Studies base in Dorset and is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.

More information and contact details can be found here, within a website that will tell you all about Leeson House: https://leesonhouse.com/duke-of-edinburgh.html

The deadline to apply to this hugely popular experience will be 31st July 2021, although note that early bookings are essential to securing your place.

Course location:
Swanage, Dorset
Course fee:
£320