Field Studies 2021-01-10T11:41:12+00:00

Your Workshops

Students will be immersed in a practical, hands-on and fun day of experimentation and study while teachers can be confident of objectives and results that are fully in line with the exam syllabus.  

Your 2022 subject specific study sites will be based at either Larch Hill Scout Centre, Tibradden, Co. Dublin just off the M50 or Powerscourt Waterfall, Co. Wicklow. You choose the river site that suits you and your students. Both sites have plenty of bus parking, toilet facilities and onsite study-specific river access. Join us for a complete outdoor experience, the real field study. Four hours of intensive fieldwork with subgroup tarp shelters set up close to the river creates a unique learning environment where all students must participate and engage.

2022 Leaving Certificate Geography Field Study  “Investigate the impact of the geomorphic processes of transportation (Traction and Saltation) on shaping the landscape in a fluvial environment”.

Our carefully chosen river sites highlight how transportation ‘shapes the landscape’. Your students will see where the river has transported material from a point in the river and moved it a short distance downstream to form river beaches and/or braiding.

Exploring the river, students will investigate and measure the energy the river has to enable transportation of material, they will measure the size and type of the bedload transported and the resulting shape of the fluvial environment.

Our equipment includes transect tapes and poles, callipers, pebbleometers, flowmeters, clinometers, metre sticks, gradometers, etc. Your knowledge, our experience and the comprehensive task choice are all we need to create your bespoke study.

Contact us today to chat about your bespoke Geography Field Study Investigation.

What you and your students can expect from us:

We are first & foremost an educational company

We provide a unique, practical learning environment

We focus on one specialised area of learning

Students are provided with a memorable & fun experience

Students will focus on highlighting & developing practical skills

We set out defined objectives & clear results on every programme

Students gain an understanding of the river & it’s processes

We are on hand throughout to guide them through the day

A full information pack is provided before field study

On the day…

Your day starts with an introduction to the Branch Out team and base set up under shelters beside the river.

Practical understanding of your 5 experiments and equipment. Students work with their individual instructors in small groups to familiarise themselves with the equipment and experiments and prepare for the river.

Measure and record at the perfect specimen river that fulfils the curriculum criteria for this year. Students will complete their experiments and collect a full set of results.

Return to the tarps for a short lunch break before discussing results and outcomes. The workshop concludes with a results-driven guide on report completion.

A field study day is approximately 4 hours long, which allows most school groups to be back in time for school buses home. Branch out will provide wellingtons, clip boards and equipment for the students. To optimise the experience a teacher/ student personalised worksheet will be sent to your school before the workshop. Teachers are welcome to use our wellingtons, take a full set of results home on a USB key, and enjoy a hot drink and treats at the river’s edge.

Task revision videos are available on our youtube channel “branchout educate outdoors”

Register your interest with Branch Out and download an example itinerary for our 2019 and 2020 Larch Hill River Study.

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