Field Trips for BIOL 1131 Introduction to Plants, Animals and Ecology
Information for Introduction to Whole Organisms and the Environment Module
In order to give you an introduction to the fauna and flora of the area and to make the most of the early autumn weather, the first practical class for both the Introduction to Plants, Animals and Ecology and Diversity of Life modules is a field trip out of Durham. In Diversity of Life we will travel to upper Weardale and in Introduction to Plants, Animals and Ecology to the coast at Teesmouth. To give us sufficient time, these practicals will be timetabled for four hours rather than the standard three and will start at 8.30am if you are assigned to a morning group and 2pm if you are in an afternoon group.
As it can sometimes be cold and wet in early October, you will need warm, waterproof clothes for both trips and either wellies or walking boots for your feet. By sending this information to you in advance we hope to make sure that everyone is properly equipped for fieldwork - being cold and wet is a miserable experience and will certainly not help you to learn. A hardback notebook and pencil will also be needed throughout the module.
We look forward to meeting you in October and hope that you will enjoy the fieldtrips.
Dr Camilla Määttä
Dr Heather Kelly
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