Field Trips 2017 @ Gartan OETC

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Adventure Courses, Field Studies, Uncategorized with 0 Comments


Leaving Certificate Geography Field Studies Geographical Investigation:

Leaving Certificate 2017


River Studies

Theme: Fluvial, Feature, Transportation/Deposition

(processes of transportation and deposition on formation of fluvial landform)


Gartan Woodland Ecology @ Gartan OETC

Gartan Bog Ecology @ Gartan OETC

Leaving Certificate Biology (Ecology)

Gartan OETC provides ecology studies in a woodland, bogland or seashore habitat. Students will use the following techniques prescribed for the mandatory tasks: Line Transect Quantitative and Qualitative Study Identify 5 Flora and 5 Fauna using simple keys capturing invertebrate and small mammals. Measuring and analysis of abiotic factors, construct food chains, food webs and a pyramid of numbers.

Gartan OETC can also provide field studies in a habitat in your own locality with all the necessary equipment.

Presentations – Trip to site – Feature study – Wrap up presentation on writing up the report.

We ensure you gain maximum benefit from your course!!

All course equipment is provided.

Minimum 2 tutors per group of more than 18 participants.

Glacial and Coastal Studies are also available, please contact the Centre.


Teacher comments:

“…..The students really enjoyed it.  Will start write up right away tomorrow, which won’t be any bother thanks to your entire organisation today and the excellent presentation.”

Geography Teacher, Deele College, Raphoe

Geography Teacher, Deele College, Raphoe

“Gartan’s preparation is faultless which ensures that the day runs smoothly. Booklets, notes and PowerPoint presentations are to a high quality. The students get excellent direction and are active and engaged and most importantly they understand and learn.”

Geography Teacher, Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore Island

“…..You’ve made our job much easier.  Appreciate that so much.  The layout of the day was excellent and your presentation also”.

Geography Teacher, Mulroy College, Milford.


“The field trip was very well organised, all necessary materials and equipment were provided, and students were fully engaged in all activities – A very enjoyable, educational, stress free day for all”.

Biology Teacher, Mulroy College, Milford

 “I found the field trip innovative and the instructors were refreshing and informative”.

Student, Mulroy College Ecology Field Trip

The Centre delivers programmes to suit Transition Year and Junior Certificate students. Students are introduced to a variety of field studies techniques (both in geography and/or ecology) and can be integrated with an outdoor adventure activity.

Contact the Centre for more details and to book.

Tel: 074 91 37032



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