Environmental Field Course

Through the use of fieldwork, lab work, a writing skills workshop, feedback sessions, and careers workshops, the aim of this module is to explore hydrological, geological and surveying field skills and develop students’ lab skills - specifically water chemistry analysis using samples collected in the field. Data gained throughout the module is used to develop interpretation skills of local environmental processes, specifically to assess the present and future impacts on water quality of a disused tungsten mine at Carrock Fell in the English Lake District.

By the end of the module, students will have developed their outdoor field skills, understand how to record information in a field notebook and developed their lab skills, in particular, their chemistry techniques.