1 Topic, 5 Facts: Importance of Fieldwork

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Topic: Importance of Fieldwork

  1. Helps us to understand how plants and animals relate to one another and their physical surroundings.

  2. It provides students (and scientists) with a wide range of skills as they sometimes have to think “on the fly” that’s something that cannot be replicated in a controlled situation.

  3. Fieldwork often requires teamwork; it enhances our ability to be part of a team, working together in sometimes inhospitable conditions.

  4. It promotes a conceptual understanding of concepts by bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world.

  5. Fieldwork helps us learn to appreciate the world we live in as we see and investigate it through the eyes of the organisms being studied.