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

    6.30 pm Arrival Supper

    6.30 pm 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 6.30pm 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