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 system.

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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, qualified teachers.

An exciting range of study options including:

Capture-mark-release studies. Location: Garraf coast
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. Location: Montseny
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

For school staff, every effort is made to make the organisation of the trip as straightforward as possible. The deposit is not required until your transport booking has been made and full payment is required only upon your arrival in Barcelona.

The aim is to make your stay as safe and as relaxing as possible. The friendliness of the hotel, its secure nature, beach location and usually guaranteed sunshine all help in this respect. Staff are able to concentrate on other aspects of student learning that are not often possible with traditional self-led fieldwork.

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