Derbyshire Field Class
Year 2 – ENVS 285
This class involves six days of residential field work in North East Derbyshire within 8 - 10 km of the historical village of Eyam.
This course offers practical training in geochemical analysis of water and sediment, invertebrate population studies, water discharge rate calculation, wind velocity measurement and the roles of elevation and terrain roughness, and approaches to the quantitative assessment of carbon sequestration by different types of woodland. The course involves teamwork, which is viewed as a valuable skill by employers. The course importantly leads to an increased sense of resilience and independence. ENVS285 is a valuable preparatory step for the Year 3 dissertation module as it involves designing and executing research projects, giving assessed talks and writing concise reports on data that students have produced.