FSC Preston Montford has been an outdoor classroom since 1957 and is a Field Studies Council centre. We deliver curriculum related outdoor education by the experts; from pre-school to Masters level; for infants, school students, undergraduates and enquiring adults with an interest in the natural world. Courses for schools and individuals. A venue for others to use; with bed space for 130, catering facilities and 7 fully equipped teaching and meeting spaces.
FSC Preston Montford has been watching the official weather for the Met Office for over 30 years.
Now we are trying out some automated weather stations. The image shows the latest version which is attached to the Courtyard fence, this monitors the weather continuously feeding the results into a spreadsheet. We intend to link this to some work on micro-climates with A-level Geography students.
We know it isn't in the best site but it is in operation collecting some data.