Shropshire based charity The Field Study Council (FSC) has continued providing free live lessons through lockdown. This terms online learning has focused on taking primary aged children outdoors with their expert tutors. With 3 sessions coming up, tune in to their youtube channel to get involved.

Who are FSC?

FSC aim is to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that protect it. Focusing on primary education and outdoor activities, they are experts at inspiring the next generation.

What is available?

The sessions running throughout February include nature walks, learning about garden walks and woodland shelter building, along with games and competitions along the way. Additional free resources can be downloaded by anyone who signs up here. If you sign up you receive an automatic email with everything needed for each lesson. On the morning of the lesson a YouTube link will be sent over and any extra details you need for that day. Sessions are around 40 minutes at 10:30am in the morning. A perfect focus for the day.

The next sessions available include:

‘A Peep at Ponds’ – Tuesday 9th February

Come check out what lives in our ponds at FSC Preston Montford in Shropshire. You will learn the best way to pond dip yourself and how to identify pond life. No pond nearby? Don’t worry we will show you how to make your own mini pond to attract wildlife to your outside space.

‘Wild Skills – Shelters and traps!’ – Thursday 11th February

For this episode we will be joining our team at FSC Rhyd-y-Creuau – our centre in North Wales. Have you ever wanted to build your own shelter? We will show you where to start as well as how to catch creepy crawlies in your garden.   

‘More things to do on a walk! – Tuesday 23rd February

For our final lesson come and see us at FSC Slapton Ley centre in Devon. We have more fun activities for your family walks – this time we’ll be making smelly potions, playing a colour match game, and learning about natural camouflage. We’ll also be looking out for signs of Spring – looking back to episode 1 for comparison. If you can’t get out to the woods, we’ll be showing you how to make a frozen decoration to hang outside with some natural materials.


Find out more in our Green Directory: The Field Studies Council.

Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot