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Natural HistoryContentsThe FSC is an environmental educationcharity committed to helping peopleexplore, understand and be inspired bythe natural world. Each year over100,000 people 'experience' the FSCthrough visits to our network of 17Centres. Whether a child on one of ourfamily holiday courses, a young personon a school trip, an adult on a naturalhistory course or a teacher orenvironmental professional on a careerdevelopment course, the FSC welcomespeople of all ages and is committed tolifetime learning. Natural History courses 2012Within this brochure youwill find details of over300 courses covering allaspects of the naturalworld from walkingand exploring thecountryside to morespecific courses onbirds, lichens andinvertebrates.Also availablefrom the FSC:. Family Holiday courses 2012. Arts courses 2012If you would like tofind out more aboutour family holidaycourses or our artscourses you canrequest a brochurefrom FSC Head Officeon 0845 345 4071 orvisit our websitewww.field-studies-council.org PublicationsThe FSC has beenpublishing environmentaltitles for over 40 years.During this time it hasbecome well known forits identification guides,including the renownedAIDGAP series of keysand fold-out charts.See page 42 for details.Field Studies Council bringing environmental understanding to all134-6325378levelCourses are graded according to the level of experience required Oopen to everyoneBbeginnerIintermediate/improverAadvancedKey to coursescentreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £1352??Why choose the FSC??FSC Centres??Booking information??Exploring the Natural World9. General Natural History and Walking11. Actively Exploring the Natural World12. Geology and Scenery12. Science and the Natural World??Birds and Other Animals14. Birds17. Mammals19. Invertebrates23. Reptiles and Amphibians??Flowers and Other Plants26. Flowers28. Trees30. Grasses and Grasslike Plants 31. Freshwater and Wetland Plants32. Ferns 32. Mosses and Liverworts34. Fungi34. General Plants36. Lichens??Habitats and Conservation38. Habitats and Conservation 40. National Vegetation Classification41. Masters Modules with the FSC??Professional Development and Bursaries??Professional and Accredited Training Courses??Booking Terms and Conditions??Booking Form??Membership Form??FSC Membership??Centre Course Lists 514347495052744Courses are listed by subject starting onpage 8 or by Centre starting on page 52

3Access to . . .Each Centre has been carefully selectedto enable visitors to explore some of themost stunning environments the UKhas to offer. Some of the flora andwildlife within easy reach of the Centrescannot be easily found, if at all,elsewhere. Our staffEvery FSC Centre has a qualified teamof highly trained teaching staff who areextremely motivated and like to sharetheir enthusiasm about the UK's mostspectacular locations, wildlife and flora.In addition to FSC staff, leading expertshave been sourced where required.Career developmentThe FSC is committed to careerdevelopment and professional trainingin the environment and is one of theUK's leading providers of taxonomictraining. Each year the FSC offers awide range of courses, many of whichare accredited and certified byawarding bodies, to help peopledevelop their skills. Further details canbe found on page 43 of this brochure.Why choose the FSCPhotos:SwanPete Boardman; Pussy willow seedJulian Cremona; Lily pondHannah Rose;Violet coralRobin Sutton; Beautiful demoiselleClive Hurford