Student Field Trips
Emphasis in the Moderatorship is on the student acquiring laboratory and field skills, to reflect this there are four field excursions that students may choose in the Junior Sophister year. An introductory autumn field trip begins the Junior Sophister year and is based in and around Dublin where the student is introduced to skills in data collection and analysis.
This involves four days' field and laboratory studies in a range of ecosystems, including woodlands, bogs, salt-marshes and sand-duens. Also during the first semester Environmental Sciences students may opt for a residential marine field week in Northern Ireland. During the second semester students may attend the Botany Mediterranean expedition and also a terrestrial wildlife ecology field trip run by Zoology.