FSC Epping Forest Field Centre
Project Category: Registered charity
Epping Forest Field Centre is a purpose-built non residential centre located in a terrific Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation that provides excellent learning opportunities.
The Centre is managed by the Field Studies Council on behalf of the City of London, and was established to commemorate the European Year of Conservation in 1970. FSC Epping Forest Field Centre delivers the City of London environmental learning service in Epping Forest.
EFFC specialises in connecting people of all ages with the natural environment by providing safe and enjoyable learning experiences in Epping Forest and the surrounding area. The emphasis is on first hand investigations and discovery learning. It is a non residential centre that provides course for learners of all ages, from toddlers to pensioners.
In addition to its main work, providing fieldwork for school groups, the Centre offers Eco activities (which include family courses, drop in days and holiday activities for children), Uniform group badge work, a programme of Professional development courses and Leisure Learning for adults and a range of community and outreach activities. It also delivers some professional services: training, research, monitoring, advisory, school grounds.
In February 2009, the Centre was among the first Centres in the UK to be awarded the LoTC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge developed by The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) with the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Its work has been described by Chris Warn (former Senior Ofsted Inspector) as outstanding.
In recent years Epping Forest Field Centre has developed and led a range of innovative projects that have extended outreach capacity to bring learning nearer to the learners and increase the impacts of its work.
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Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex