Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

Charity information

Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.

Founded 1943

  • Mission statement

    FSC believes the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

    FSC values
    • People of all ages and abilities: Everyone, from primary school children to retired adults should have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding.
    • First-hand experiences: Actually experiencing the environment first-hand opens hearts and minds to its awe and wonder helping to create better understanding and appreciation.

    Through our network of learning locations, work overseas and the production of resources FSC provides:
    • Fieldwork for schools and colleges
    • Natural history and arts courses for individuals
    • Specialist training for teachers and environmental professionals
    • Holiday courses for families
    • Publications to aid independent learning
    • Lobbying and campaigning support for learning outside the classroom
    • UK and global projects
    • Financial support for young people

    Each year over 140,000 people experience FSC at one of our UK wide network of learning locations and 17 Field Centres in areas as varied as London’s Royal Parks, the mountains of Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands or the dramatic coastlines of Devon and west Wales.

  • Aims

    Field Studies Council aims to:

    • FSC aims to bring environmental understanding to all by inspiring understanding through first hand experience and working with the widest range of people.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1943

    Registered Charity Number: 313364

    Board members: 36

    Full time staff: 300

    Part time staff: 100

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01743 852100

    Address: FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW

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