What fieldwork can we do in the local area?

To find out what kind of fieldwork you could do around your local area, you need to think of a question that you want to find the answer to or a problem that needs to be solved.

Play the video to watch Granny teach Amber and Ben about fieldwork in their local area.

Complete the activity about staying safe below:

There are lots of questions you could think of before you do fieldwork in your local area. For example:

  • What types of buildings are there?
  • Should the high street be closed to traffic?
  • Are some roads quieter than others?
  • Do we need a new school in our local area?
  • How could we improve the local area?
  • What happens in our local river?
  • Is there enough accessible parking?

Take a look at some ideas to plan fieldwork in the local area:

An aerial photograph of a village

An aerial photograph

Aerial photographs of your local area can help you plan your fieldwork.

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What about you?

What else could you find out about in your local area? Remember to always stay safe.