Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Monthly archives for September, 2013

Work experience

Work experience

Second day of work experience today and we set out first thing with two tickets to remove old rotten gate posts and replace them with new ones. The first gate post was tricky to remove, we had to dig round it to quite a depth Once we had dug down we tried using a jack […]

This week at college

This week at college

The week started well with our Estates Skills lesson where we completed building our bird boxes This will be fitted with a webcam and linked up so we can watch any birds that choose to use it 🙂 We then moved on to looking at the Countryside Area which has a number of zones which […]

First day of work experience

First day of work experience

Today was my first (unofficial) day at Exmoor National Parks yard and it has been superb! We set out first thing to visit a lane that runs through one of the local farms where rain water has been flooding the lane regularly. There is a concrete gully across the lane, but the ditch it drained […]

Work experience

Work experience

I have got a work experience placement with Exmoor National Parks every Thursday 7:30 – 4:00 which is fantastic. It will be a superb opportunity to learn a whole range of skills across the year and see a huge range of outdoor skills which will all be of relevance to both my course and my […]

Interesting week

Interesting week

We started this week with Estate Skills and Machinery Operations, we looked at the various definitions of a boundary and also had an identification session on various mechanical parts (oil filter, oil pump, crank shaft, cam shaft etc) We have also been set our first proper assignment which I have already started in order to […]

Things falling into place

Things falling into place

So the induction week at college went well with my first “demo” assignment handed in a day early. We have done some plant identification already and are starting to learn Genus and Species for each plant and the importance of specific identification using and international system. I was amazed to find out the biology community […]