Virtual Fieldwork Online Course

to listen to Trustee and Course Co-ordinator Helen Watkinson talking to BBC Three Counties Radio about the course. 

Living Maps

In this video you will:

  • Learn about Cartography    

(the science & art of map making)

  • Learn about navigation

  • Fill in your 'Living Map'

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Use your new cartography skills as well as a combination of illustration, collage, spotting and jotting to create a 'Living Map' of your green space.  

Crafting Creatures

In this video you will:

  • Learn about common garden bugs and birds

  • Create your own bug and bird

  • Race your bugs

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Take photos of your craft creatures in the wild. Race your bugs in different places and record the results!

Den Building

In this video you will:

  • Learn how to build two different types of den

  • Learn how to make your den comfortable and waterproof

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

 Build a den for a soft toy in your outdoor space. Take a photo of your toy in your den.  

Nature's Rhythm & Rhyme

In this video you will:

  • Learn how to write a 'rhyme in rhythm' about nature

  • Practise your drama skills for performing outdoors

  • Rehearse your poem

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Record a video of you performing your poem in an outdoor space.   

Feeding feathered friends

In this video you will:

  • Learn about what birds like to eat

  • Learn what birds you might see in your garden

  • Make your own bird feeder

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Choose the best location to hang your bird feeder to attract local birds.  

Practical Problem-Solving

In this video you will:

  • Learn how to manage and understand risk vs. reward

  • Learn about how to improve body tension

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Challenge yourself in a range of activities to test your strengths and weaknesses. 

Flora and Fauna

In this video you will:

  • Learn about the different parts of bugs 

  • Learn about the different parts of flowers

 

Fieldwork follow-up:

Hunt for flora and fauna in your green space. Find as many as you can and see if you can remember the names for their different parts.