Teaching Geography outside of the classroom

First year Geography students from The Henley College recently measured the rate of infiltration by the River Thames, in Henley. 

Thanks to heavy rainfall the day before (antecedent conditions) the water table was very high and some parts of the riverside were saturated, whilst others had very slow but measurable infiltration.

As a comparative study the students then measured changes in infiltration rate on the slope at Rotherfield, which was much quicker and reflected the gravel underlying the site.

Teaching doesn’t always have to happen in the classroom.