MICCI consists of a series of sites, all situated on moorlands or other peatlands within UK National Parks.
The UK's National Parks are protected because of their stunning scenery, open countryside and ecologically important habitats. Many of them contain peatlands such as upland moors or lowland bogs. They are all popular with visitors and supply natural resources to their local communities.
National Parks are great places to study the relationship between human activity, peat and climate change. Students can see for themselves the link between the local environment and global climate change.
MICCI also fulfils curriculum needs by exploring: human activities on the environment, applying scientific thinking and methods in the real world, ecosystem services, an understanding of climate change, as well giving students access and insights into real working scientists.
In the Peak District it is also a good introduction to moorland monitoring that can be followed up during Geography A level with ‘Carbon and Water Cycles’ fieldwork. For more information please visit the Peak District Learning and Discovery Team’s pages.