Take a look at our range of fieldwork resources.
Ideas for school-centred and local fieldwork during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ideas for quick and easy fieldwork in your School Grounds
Colouring London aims to collect information on every building in London, to help make the city more sustainable.
Ideas for tourism fieldwork
Written by Katy Jonas
The fieldwork techniques introduced in this section are geared towards a range of different ecosystem settings, ranging from coastal sand dunes to woodlands and inland waters
Ideas for fieldwork based on water management
Geography provides an important opportunity to develop mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques
This activity has been designed to be a stimulating and fun way of practicing map skills using the free OS maps for schools
Ideas for rural fieldwork
This activity encourages students to develop an understanding of how history has influenced cultural heritage in their local area
Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more
Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games
Browse resources for higher education providers, both from the Society and other organisations
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
Ideas for urban fieldwork
Data is gathered on a small part of the whole parent population or sampling frame, and used to inform what the whole picture is like
Geotagging photos to share fieldtrips with the world
The fluvial system: lessons using data skills
Sense of place fieldwork
An overview of symbols, compass and direction, grid references, scale, contours.
This six-lesson unit on map skills is designed so that one lesson will be taught in each year group from years one through six
Supporting high quality fieldwork using free maps and GIS from the internet
A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography
Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school
Ideas for fieldwork using maps
This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds
Supporting you to undertake KS2 fieldwork in London
The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park
Google Earth, the free to download satellite imagery package from Google provides an excellent starting point for students to organise and present their fieldwork data
Statistics work sheets
The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history
Investigating the impact of tourism and recreation
Ideas for using census data
The hi-tech geographical treasure hunt
There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character
Making the case for using qualitative techniques in geography fieldwork to encourage your students to engage in insightful geographical thinking
This resource explores the Hunstanton area of NW Norfolk, and the stretch of coastline on either side, which borders The Wash in the East of England
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
Written by David Holmes
Lichens and Pollution: A fieldwork activity using lichens as bio-indicators to assess air quality in the local area
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This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments
An insight into the ecology, geomorphology, and ecosystems provided by salt marshes
Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems
Interview surveys and questionnaires
Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit
A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.
Investigating variations in quality of life between different localities
Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas
A selection of ideas for creating your own weather instruments in the classroom or at home
There is an opportunity for students to develop their data skills in relation to the multiple meanings and identities of place
A range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in coastal environments
Ideas for coastal processes
Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation
Written by Philip Monk.
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
Ideas for rivers fieldwork
Microclimate data can be collected in any location, including the school grounds
Fieldwork techniques using transport
This activity encourages students in Key Stage 3 to practice and develop their map skills using their free OS maps of the local area
Trolley Talk: A fieldwork activity to investigate local supermarkets and sustainable shopping
Ideas for environmental fieldwork
Supporting Fieldwork at KS1 and KS2
You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date
Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities
Investigating landuse and function
Immersing yourself into the acoustic environment
Ideas for sustainability fieldwork
A virtual fieldwork project to assess whether Milton Keynes is a sustainable community
Ideas for weather and climate fieldwork
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