Sketching and photography

Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation

What's in a name?

This activity encourages students to develop an understanding of how history has influenced cultural heritage in their local area

Place profiling

Develop the way your learners see, hear and interact with the spaces they inhabit


Microclimate data can be collected in any location, including the school grounds

Human impact studies

Environmental impact assessments, pollution studies and more

Primary Fieldwork in London

Supporting you to undertake KS2 fieldwork in London

Stars in your lives

This activity has been designed to be a stimulating and fun way of practicing map skills using the free OS maps for schools

Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon

The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history

Local fieldwork toolkit

Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities

Free GIS and maps for fieldwork

Supporting high quality fieldwork using free maps and GIS from the internet

Rivers fieldwork techniques

This section introduces a range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in river environments

Urban studies ideas

Urban studies are popular locations for fieldwork, since 70% of us live in built up areas

Air quality survey

Lichens and Pollution: A fieldwork activity using lichens as bio-indicators to assess air quality in the local area

Higher Education resources for geography

Browse resources for higher education providers, both from the Society and other organisations

Quick and easy fieldwork ideas

You do not necessarily have to change your entire fieldtrip in order to bring it up to date

Google Earth as a fieldwork tool

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

Sustainable communities

A virtual fieldwork project to assess whether Milton Keynes is a sustainable community

Quality of life

Investigating variations in quality of life between different localities

The case for qualitative fieldwork

Making the case for using qualitative techniques in geography fieldwork to encourage your students to engage in insightful geographical thinking

Coasts fieldwork techniques

A range of techniques that you can use for fieldwork in coastal environments

Inclusive Fieldwork

Five ideas for inclusive fieldwork around your school

How to record audio when out in the field with Celia Robbins

Celia Robbins discusses how you might use audio recording in school assignments or research projects

Geography and Core Maths Resources

Geography provides an important opportunity to develop mathematical, quantitative and statistical techniques

Ecosystems fieldwork techniques

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

Rural investigations

There is huge scope for investigating the land-use, function and issues in rural areas, and their changing identity and character

School grounds ecosystems study

This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds

Sampling techniques

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

London 2012 Olympic Park

Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games

Sustainable shopping

Trolley Talk: A fieldwork activity to investigate local supermarkets and sustainable shopping

The Water Diaries

A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.


Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems

Lake District

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

Road Race

This activity encourages students in Key Stage 3 to practice and develop their map skills using their free OS maps of the local area

Ideas for on-site school fieldwork

Ideas for school-centred and local fieldwork during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Colouring London

Colouring London aims to collect information on every building in London, to help make the city more sustainable.

Primary fieldwork

Supporting Fieldwork at KS1 and KS2