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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Helping young people find out more about Shropshire’s wild places and to become the next generation of environmental leaders

Growing Confidence

The Growing Confidence project helps young people  discover more about wildlife and wild places and have fun learning skills in their local environment.

FSC Preston Montford is working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

Our events and courses will give you the chance to work with experts to learn more about the wildlife and natural environment of Shropshire and develop specialist skills. If you are interested in wildlife and the natural world then FSC Preston Montford has got lots of activities and courses which will help you increase your knowledge and build your CV to help you stand out from the crowd.

How to get involved

We have regular day events at FSC Preston Montford for people aged 15-25 when we focus on species, habitats, environments or skills. So far this year we have looked at tree identification, studied our bee hotel and identified moths and you can find out about all our future events here and on the Growing Confidence project calendar below.

You can read about what we have been getting up to on some of our previous events Wildlife spotting and What is a hedge

Find out more about the project here.

Day events at Preston Montford

Saturday 16th November 2019, ITC Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (8 hours), led by A2E First Aid
The course covers emergency life saving first aid in an outdoor context. Content includes: accident procedure, recovery position, CPR & AEDs, choking, bleeding, shock and minor injuries (cuts, grazes, bruises, burns) plus insulating and sheltering casualties. We will also carry out scenarios in the outdoor environment.

FREE event for ages 15-25. Transport available from Shrewsbury to Preston Montford

If you are interested in attending the above day event or require accommodation on the Friday night please call 01743 852040 or email [email protected]

Residential events at Preston Montford (Click on title to go to booking page)

Friday 25th October 7-9pm and Saturday 26th October 9.30am – 4pm, Become a Mammal Detective, Led by Sam Devine-Turner

Would you like to become a mammal detective for a day and learn how to identify and interpret tracks and signs left by mammals as they hunt, forage, make homes and explore? By the end of the session you will have the skills to find and interpret footprints, burrows and feeding signs. During this session, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about various ways of surveying for mammals, with the opportunity to see some of our small species up close and personal. On the Saturday afternoon we will visit a Shropshire site and check dormouse nest boxes.
If you would like to stay at Preston Montford on the Friday night please book here (age 16+) There will be a small cost of £5 for bed and breakfast. Book now Email Jenni Duffell: [email protected] or call 01743 852040.

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See calendar of all Growing Confidence Project events


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