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The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Geography and Environmental Science fieldtrip to Devon

Our Geography and Environmental Sciences students spent a week in Devon doing a variety of field-based activities.

Prof Ian Foster explains the tasks for the day

The base for the week was the Slapton Ley Field Centre.

Students explored a range of topics, such as water quality and landscape development.
Our intrepid students!

The trip provided an opportunity for students to develop their field skills.
Assessing water quality at Dartmoor National Park

A visit to Dartmoor enabled consideration of human modification of landscapes over time.
A lovely sunny day at Dartmoor National Park
Prof Ian Foster explains about the landscape
Lots of different environments were explored during the field week
There was also an opportunity to spend time on the beach - looking for plastics, rather than just soaking up the sun!
Looking for plastic on the beach