The Sylva Foundation: Fieldwork in the Forest
Welcome to Fieldwork in the Forest: a set of free teaching resources created by the Sylva Foundation and partners for use by Secondary school geography teachers and pupils.
The methodologies can be used in any wooded area to fulfil some of the geography curriculum fieldwork requirements at GCSE and A Level in England.
Fieldwork in the forest: Mill Wood site An example of a forest that can be used for Geography fieldwork
Fieldwork in the Forest: Measuring height and light How to survey the height of trees, tree canopy cover and light in two different woodland types (conifer plantation and mixed broadleaf woodland).
Fieldwork in the forest: Random sampling of flora and fauna How to randomly sample fauna and flora in two different woodland types (conifer plantation and mixed broadleaf woodland)