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Week long field course around Scotland to explore and gain first-hand experience of key conservation issues.
Meet key professionals working on these issues and gain insight into approaches and career options.
Guest speakers from key organisations in Scottish conservation to provide insight into different perspectives.
Opportunities to discuss and debate conservation practice, consider alternative arguments and gain debating skills.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
Course Aims: To introduce 3rd year students to many of the real conservation challenges in Scotland Main Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students should: * Gain first-hand experience of the main challenges in Scottish conservation. * Understand current strategies for dealing with these conservation challenges in Scotland. * Be able to critically evaluate and discuss conservation practice. Content: The course will involve a week travelling around Scotland, being exposed to key, current conservation challenges: (e.g. re-introductions, re-wilding, predator conservation, land use conflicts), meeting practitioners, policy advisers and debating the issues.
Field course costs £120. Students are also required to purchase their own food on the course
Dates: Thursday 5th April - Thursday 12th April
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1st Attempt: Assessed through assessment of active engagement during fieldtrip (30%) and oral presentation towards end of fieldtrip (70%). Resit: None, must repeat the course.
Formative assessment will be provided during discussions and sites; a strong emphasis will be made to provide informal verbal feedback to students during the course.
Students will receive generic feedback as a group following the presentations and individualized written feedback on the presentation and their engagement with the activities.