A Level Studies
Ecology Fieldwork at Attenborough Nature Reserve
Welcome to Attenborough Nature Centre, an exciting eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve. The Centre houses a well-equipped education room which is an ideal field studies base for investigating a variety of freshwater and terrestrial habitats.
Attenborough Nature Reserve is a designated Site of Scientific Interest due to the importance of its over-wintering waterfowl population. The network of ditches, ponds, reed beds, lakes and river offer a diverse field studies location close to the centre of Nottingham. This close proximity to several large urban conurbations provides a unique challenge in managing the area for biodiversity and people. The reserve also boasts species-rich grasslands and woodland habitats. The nature reserve is managed by The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the site’s owners, CEMEX Ltd., and Broxtowe Borough Council.
Our AS/A2 programme offers non-residential courses to cover relevant aspects of the Biology, Applied Science and Environmental Science specifications. Our programmes are ideal for carrying out practical fieldwork and data collection, enabling analysis to be followed up in your own time. Although we suggest programmes on the following themes, itineraries are discussed with individual teachers to take into account any special requirements.
All programmes are taught by our fully-qualified staff, assisted by our knowledgeable team of experienced volunteers. Activities and locations on the reserve are risk assessed to ensure safety. We are able to accept a maximum of 40 students. Day visits are charged at £6 per student with a minimum total charge of £85. Half day visits are £5 per student with a minimum charge of £65.