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Field Studies

SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF AN ECOSYSTEM (WOODLAND ECOLOGY)

As part of the centres comprehensive outdoor education policy, Baltinglass OETC run a very successful Woodland Ecology Programme.

This course taught by experienced and motivated teachers, is tailored for students taking the Practical Ecology section of Leaving Certificate Biology and the Biology extension of the Junior Certificate Science paper.

Our course field work takes place in the Lords Wood, an area of significant woodland diversity only minutes walk from the centre.

WOODLAND ECLOGY COURSE OPTIONS

One Day non residential

Course content

9.30am Induction

Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions

10am fieldwork

1 Mapping

2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)

1pm Lunch

3 Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)

Fauna

3pm Fieldwork Analysis

4pm Depart

One – Day Residential

6pm Arrival Supper

7pm Evening Activities: Initiative Games

Day 1

9am Breakfast (cooked)

9.30am Induction

Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions

10am fieldwork

1 Mapping

2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)

1pm Lunch

3 Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)

Fauna

3pm Fieldwork Analysis

4pm Depart

ECOLOGY & OUTDOOR PURSUITS

A two day residential programme which combines the ecology programme as described above with an outdoor pursuits multi-activity day.

Two day programme

Arrive                    6pm Supper

7pm Initiative Games

Day 1 9am           Breakfast

9.30am                Canoeing

11am     Rock Climbing

1pm       Lunch

2pm       Orienteering

330pm Archery

5pm       Dinner

7pm       Evening Activity

Day 2

9am Breakfast (cooked)

9.30am Induction

Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions

10am fieldwork

1 Mapping

2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)

1pm Lunch

3 Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)

Fauna

3pm Fieldwork Analysis

4pm Depart

 

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