Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Centre Information Summary Details

Registered Office: Carrer del Botxi 43, Olivella 08818, Barcelona, Spain.

Status: The Centre is a registered (S.L.) Spanish company that provides Geography, Biology, Ecology and Environmental Field Study programmes, Business Studies and Government and Politics courses. All programmes and courses are supported in English.

Tel: 0034 679579178
Whatsapp: Whatsapp Call/Text

Teaching Staff: English-speaking, U.K. qualified with additional input from specialist Natural Park staff (see below), and the Barcelona business community. 

Other Specialisms:

  • the growth and development of Barcelona, including urban renewal, planning for the sustainable city etc.;
  • field studies in the Natural Parks surrounding the city including the Garrotxa Volcanic Park, the Ebro Delta wetlands, Montseny, Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac and Garraf;
  • field studies in the Collserola and  the Delta del Llobregat;
  • river and coastal studies;
  • geology itineraries;
  • the growth and impact of tourism in Barcelona and the Costa Brava;
  • sustainable tourism;
  • recent agricultural and industrial change;
  • the social, economic and environmental impact of rural depopulation.

Teaching level: to A/IB level and G.C.S.E..

Field Study Equipment: Sufficient to equip groups of up to 70 students, including:

  • a wide range of maps at a variety of scales;
  • digital sensors including pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen etc.;
  • abney levels and surveying equipment;
  • quadrats;
  • hygrometers;
  • flow meters;
  • anemometers;
  • thermometers;
  • soil sampling and testing;
  • sieve columns;
  • electronic balances;
  • global positioning systems.

Classroom Equipment: projectors and computers.

Centre-Produced Books (in English):

  • Plant and Tree identification;
  • Building Identification in Barcelona;
  • The Growth and Development of Barcelona;
  • Barcelona by Area;
  • Barcelona, the Second Revolution;
  • Planning for the Sustainable City;
  • Land Use Conflicts in the Ebro Delta;
  • The Geology and Relief of Catalunya;
  • Teaching Itineraries in the Garrotxa Volcanic park;
  • Colonia Sedó: a study of an Industrial Colony.

Duration of Courses: from 2 to 8 days.

Group Size: minimum group size of 10 students. Tariffs vary with group size.

Other Options: Spanish language courses and recreational, activity and cultural options are also available.

Booking Arrangement: provisional bookings can be held for a period of one month; a 15% deposit is required which should be returned with the booking form.

Insurance: Civil indemnity 6 million euros.

Office Location: Carrer del Botxi 43, Olivella 08818, Barcelona, Spain

Financial Security: BFSC Travel Office CIF B-64932098 is fully bonded with the General Directorate of Tourism of the Generalitat of Catalonia, with the licence GC-001 747 held in the Registry of Tourism of Catalonia.

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