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  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • archery
    archery
  • Orienteering
    Orienteering
  • Ecology
    Ecology
  • Hill Walking
    Hill Walking
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Climbing Wall
    Climbing Wall

Scientific Study of an Ecosystem

SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF AN ECOSYSTEM

woodland ecology at baltinglass oec wicklowAs part of the centres comprehensive outdoor education policy, Baltinglass OEC run a very successful Scientific Study of an Ecosystem.

This course taught by experienced and motivated teachers, is tailored for students taking the Practical Ecology Element of the Leaving Certificate Biology Syllabus  and the course work B Additional Student Investigations element of the Junior Certificate Science Syllabus. 

Our course field work takes place in the Lords Wood, an area of significant woodland diversity only minutes walk from the centre.

WOODLAND ECOLOGY COURSE OPTIONS

One Day non residential

Course content

 
 9.30am         Induction
                    Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions
 10am           fieldwork
                    1 Mapping
                    2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)
 1pm             Lunch
                    3 Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)
                    Fauna
 3pm             Fieldwork Analysis
 4pm             Depart

One – Day Residential

 6pm         Arrival,  Supper
 7pm         Evening Activities: Initiative Games
 Day 1
 9am         Breakfast (cooked)
 9.30am    Induction
                Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions
 10am       fieldwork
                1 Mapping
                2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)
 1pm         Lunch
                3 Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)
                Fauna
 3pm         Fieldwork Analysis
 4pm          Depart

ECOLOGY & OUTDOOR PURSUITS

A two day residential programme which combines the ecology programme as described above with an outdoor pursuits multi-activity day.

Two day programme

 Arrive,      6pm - Supper 
 7pm         Initiative Games 
 Day 1Day 2
 9am         Breakfast9am         Breakfast (cooked)
 9.30am     Canoeing 9.30am    Induction
 11am        Rock Climbing                Course Outline/ Ecological Definitions
 1pm          Lunch 10am       fieldwork
 2pm          Orienteering                1 Mapping
 3.30pm      Archery                2 Flora (Random Sampling/ Non Random Sampling)
 5pm           Dinner1pm          Lunch
 7pm           Evening Activity 3             Physical Features (Temperature, Light Penetration, PH)
                 Fauna
  3pm         Fieldwork Analysis
  4pm         Depart
  

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