Improving the Environmental Benefits of the Farm. This unit of work is a practical introduction to environmental management and has been written as a decision-making activity incorporating fieldwork. The unit incorporates: Role play, discussion and interview teaching methods Subject knowledge
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This unit of work is a practical introduction to environmental management and has been written as adecision-making activity incorporating fieldwork.
Role play, discussion and interview teaching methods
Pre-field work preparation:
For the student, background information
For the teacher, background information about:
Land must be on Rural Land Registry
Points target to be calculated
30 points per hectare
Complete an Farm Environmental Record (FER)
The descriptions, key issues & suggested ELS options can be used to analyse the geography of a small region
“Nature on the map”Using the Joint Character Areas
Interview with the Farmer
Option Choice Table with points scored
Farm information, and information from interview with farmer.Students will have the following information about the farm:
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Wild bird seed mixes
Sow mix of barley, triticale, kale, f.radish, quinoa, linseed, millet, mustard, sunflower.
Nectar flower mixes
Sow mix of red or alsike clover, bird’s foot trefoil, sanfoin, musk mallow, common knapweed
What options should he choose?
Ones that will be of the most benefit financially with least impact on farming practices? ones that will be of the most benefit from a conservation point of view, or a mixture?
You get 3 points per hectare for the FER
To allow 5-10% error margin in your points calculation.