I love field courses. I loved taking them, love teaching them and even enjoy the logistics of preparing for them. What could be better than teaching excited students about animals by taking them out to see the animals where they live? Nope, not better. Try again. Nope, not that either.
Our five day field-trip starts on Saturday. Me, three teaching assistants, twenty-four students and a small house out in the woods. Beetles, birds, frogs, snakes, newts, mice etc. Stinging nettle, ticks, mosquitoes, vipers. Out late to record bats, up early to hear the dawn chorus. I love it.
More about the course is here.
While you should regret that you are not taking this course, you should take solace in the knowledge that you would not have enjoyed it as much as I will.