Barcelona Field Studies Centre offers fully inclusive Biology, Geography,
Environmental and Travel & Tourism field study programmes to UK and
International schools and colleges throughout the year.
The Barcelona area offers a range of settings for biology
fieldwork unrivalled in Europe.
Barcelona is surrounded by a number of spectacular and
unspoiled Natural Parks. Field study sites include the limestone landscapes of
the Garraf and Montserrat Natural Parks, the wetlands of the Ebro Delta , the
alpine landscape of Montseny, the volcanic scenery of Garrotxa Volcanic Park,
the glacial topography of the Vall de Nuria and the Banyoles karstic lake
Together, these sites offer study options related to marine,
freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, the major nutrient and metabolic cycles,
and distinctive plant and animal communities.
Barcelona itself provides several interesting study options for
the urban biologist, including several unique ecosystems and communities, and
visits to the Botanical Garden and the Barcelona zoo.
Accommodation is provided in the quiet beach resorts of Sitges
or Calafell, close to Barcelona. The hotels provide a self-contained teaching
base as well as a relaxing and secure environment for staff and students. All
accommodation, meals, and transport are provided during your stay in Spain.
Barcelona Field Studies Centre offers:
• Centre-taught and Centre-assisted courses lead by highly experienced,
• An exciting range of study options including:
Capture-mark-release studies. Location:
Effects of fire on Mediterranean ecosystems. Location: Garraf Natural Park
Mediterranean Wetlands studies. Location: Ebro Delta
Mediterranean woodland productivity.
Location: El Vendrell
Microbiology studies. Location: Banyoles
Riparian ecology and Macro invertebrate studies.
Sand dune vegetation succession studies.
Location: Llobregat Delta
• All equipment and study materials
• Specific GCSE, AS, A, IB and GNVQ syllabus options
• Internet support and data archive
• Optional cultural activities including visits to the Ramblas, The Picasso
Museum, Gaudi architecture, the Olympic, Roman Barcelona, Temple of the Sagrada
Familia, the Maremagnum entertainment complex, and the Port Aventura Theme Park
near Salou. A traditional tapas meal can be arranged. A visit to the FC
Barcelona stadium and a football match are further possibilities.
• Free teacher places
• Competitive prices