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Field Studies Council – Geography and Geology Camp – North West – August 2023

Our Geography and Geology camp offers an opportunity to extend your experience and knowledge whilst being inspired by how geology and geography can shape your future.

This course is aimed at students aged 16-25 with an interest in geology and geography, whether they have studied the subject formally or not.

Are you considering a degree in geology, earth science or physical geography?
The five-day residential is designed for young people aged 16–25 that are looking to improve their field skills and explore the options of a possible career in geoscience or geography.

Geology offers a fascinating window into Earth’s deep past and the foundations of our most iconic landscapes, but can be slightly daunting to the uninitiated.

Geography is all about the question ‘why here?’ You’ll be studying the natural landscape where you will use a range of geographical approaches to explore our complex relationship to the environment.

Our course is designed to develop an appreciation of the basic skills and knowledge of earth science and geography in a fun and supportive environment.

During the course you will learn how to describe and categorise rocks in the field and to use a geological notebook to record your observations. In the evening we will briefly set the day in context with fun, interactive sessions. You will also develop transferable skills including team work, communication and leadership.

Here are some of the transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

– Communicating with others
– Working as a team
– Managing your time
– Taking the lead
– Resilience
– Reliability
– Keeping focused
– Problem solving
– Decision making

The course is suitable for a Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential. Always check with your leader before booking.

This course is open to young people aged 16-25. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout. If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.

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Course location:
FSC Blencathra, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG
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