Fieldwork Providers

While running workshops I have collected a few names of fieldwork providers. I cannot personally vouch for any of these providers but they may be worth investigating.

Both Laura and I both run our own field trips from school using an ex-field studies council leader. Being based in the Swiss Alps, we are lucky to have many opportunities at our feet.

Please be aware that field work is considered to be an integral part of this course.


Fieldwork Provider

Additional Notes

North Italy

Ecowise Fieldtrips

Variety of options available

World Wide

Operation Wallacea

Take school groups or individuals when older. Good option for an extended essay. Work with scientists on their projects

UK and World Wide

Field Studies Council

Field Studies courses

The FSC have many centres in the UK well focused on the curriculum but you can also organize for an “expert” to come to a location of your choice and help run your field work.


Nationalpark Kalkalpen

Name of the Project: Arbeit in der Natur

self catering chalet:

Suggested by a workshop participant – service project work on Alpine maintenance

Dubai / Emirates


khor kalba - mangroves

Recommended by a previous workshop participant

North Thailand

Field Centre in Northern Thailand - Pang Soong Lodge

Run by the Track of the Tiger, is also in Northern Thailand in a remote forest location (no mobiles!) although only one hour from Chiang Mai. The lodge has a purpose built field laboratory and is well equipped for studies in forest ecology and management, freshwater ecology, water quality and catchment management studies etc. Support staff are available to help or lead the students.

World Wide

Earthwatch Adventures

Interesting field work opportunities for individuals and groups working with scientists


Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre 

South Africa

Kwamadwala A private nature reserve near Kruger National Park.


Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Work with IB students


Huntsman Marine Centre in New Brunswick, Canada

Have worked with IB students


In Singapore the ecofieldtrips group organise a variety of fieldwork excursions across the region.

Their trips to Tioman Island are popular with Singapore schools.

North Thailand

Maekok River Lodge

In Northern Thailand Bryan and Rosie Massingham run the Maekok River Lodge, which includes purpose built student accomodation for fieldwork and activities. Includes equipment, staff and classrooms.


La Mancha Ecotourism

They are experienced with both Bio and ESS field work and have very knowledgeable staff and good rates

Switzerland and Europe recommended by both Zoe and Laura. Ben and Nic can come to your school and support IA's and all components of 2.5.
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