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7and theEnvironmentThe FSC has a commitment to environmentalresponsibility, demonstrated by the majority ofCentres having achieved the Eco-Centre Awardwhich covers all aspects of a Centre's operation. We believe there is a need to set challenging targets toreduce our carbon emissions and waste. We aredeveloping new ways to monitor and improveenvironmental performance. We are taking active stepsto reduce energy consumption with energy savingmeasures such as improving insulation in historicbuildings and using low energy light bulbs.Lift sharingWhy not try and reduce your own carbon footprint bycar sharing when travelling to and from our centres?Search online for "lift sharing schemes" to find moreinformation. Book and Pay OnlineThe new-look FSC website now offers you thechance to book and pay for courses online. Thismeans no need to write cheques or phone us tomake payment. Plus you can book your coursesany time that suits you - day or night!Simply browse courses on our website and onceyou have selected one or more, add them to yourbasket and pay with your credit or debit cardthrough our secure online system. Deposits can also be paid online where applicable.Full terms and conditions of booking can be foundon page 47 of this brochure. To start booking online today visit www.field-studies-council.org/naturalhistoryAlso availablefrom the FSCFamily holiday courses 2012Experience stunning scenery,fantastic wildlife and excitingactivities with the whole family.Arts courses 2012Art, craft, photography and localhistory courses for all levels.If you would like to find out moreabout our family holiday coursesor arts courses please request abrochure via the website: www.field-studies-council.org or phone 0845 345 4071FSC

exploringthe natural SnowdoniaBen WorthThe courses within this section introduce thenatural world through exploring andunderstanding the special character of the landscapeand wildlife around FSC Centres. Courses include General Natural History and Walking,Geology and Scenery. For those of a more adventurousnature there are the Actively Exploring the NaturalWorld courses which involve exploring theenvironment through more adventurous activities. Each course within both the General Natural Historyand Walking, and the Actively Exploring sections has alevel which indicates the amount of activity involved.Level 1Up to 3 miles of gentle walking on any one day... no specialpreparation required providing you are used to gentle exercise.Level 23 to 8 miles of brisker walking on any one day, some hillclimbs possible... some regular exercise before the course isrecommended, especially if you do not walk these distancesregularly.Level 38 miles plus of more strenuous walking on any one day,hill climbs likely... regular exercise before the course is essentialto ensure everyone in the group is experienced in covering thedistances.Level 4These courses include a range of activities which aresuitable for individuals with a reasonable degree ofphysical fitness. Please contact the Centre running thecourse to discuss the level of fitness required. worldWave crashingSimon BoothBLBlencathra .DFDale Fort . DGDerrygonnelly .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . JHJuniper Hall .KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau 8.SLSlapton Ley *Accredited courses which could count towards a qualification (see page 43).