An excursion is a trip to local places of interest e.g. sites of archaeological importance, a biotope, volcano, a geological formation, nature reserves, research stations etc.
- Adult citizens
- Children 3-6
- Children 7-12
You can do it with all those groups, but we did it with professionals from different fields like public engagement or the cultural and creative sector.
It is an easy way of presenting scientific work to people in the field and add some relevant context.
An excursion is a good way for participants to meet experts and to potentially try doing some fieldwork techniques. It is often an exciting and new activity for most participants.
- Choose a suitable excursion destination and format
- Prepare carefully the information you want to share
- Think about the group size
- Decide on whether and how people should register for the excursion
- Think about whether participants require any special equipment or appropriate clothing and if yes, do not forget to inform them
- If you want the participants to try any fieldwork techniques, you need to arrange this in advance and perform any necessary risk assessments.
- Promote your excursion
Consider carefully the content of your excursion and whether it is suitable for your target group.