Students from Richard Huish College recently spent 4 days with the Blackdown Hills Natural Futures team learning about the Blackdown Hills AONB and meeting a range of environment professionals.
The aim of the visits was the give students a better understanding of the wildlife and management of unique habitats of the Blackdown Hills through a series of site visits, and to gain future environment and conservation career advice. Students met a range of professionals from public bodies including the Forestry Commission, National Trust, Environment Agency, Somerset Wildlife Trust, and Natural England and a Landscape Architect and a Farm Conservation Adviser from the private sector.
Nikki Lewis, Head of Geography at Richard Huish College said: “As well as visiting some beautiful locations and learning about wildlife and nature conservation, the students learned a great deal about possible future career paths. Having such a wide range of professionals on hand was a fantastic opportunity for our students who are about to apply for university places”.