Get Involved

First Green is a wonderful way of connecting communities with the natural world and the countless learning opportunities presented by life on the golf course. It's also a fantastic tool for golf clubs and venues to raise their profile within the communities they serve. 

We'd love you to get involved, so tap on the relevant boxes below to find out more.

Do you work at a golf course?

First Green enables pupils and students to get out of the classroom and apply STEM principles in a real-world setting. Working alongside tutors, greenkeepers act as teacher on the golf course and complement classroom curriculums with hands-on learning labs.

Getting involved is simple:

1. Register to host

If you are interested in hosting a field trip at your course, register to become part of the programme using the form below. A represent of BIGGA will then reach out with additional details and send you your Getting Started Guide.

2. Connect with a school or group

Contact local schools, colleges or other groups to identify the best time for a field trip at your golf course.  The Getting Started Guide will provide the information and templates needed to enable you to do so.

3. Register your field trip

Once the details are confirmed with the school or group and teacher, register your event through the link below and BIGGA will support you in the hosting of a successful field trip!

First Green Field Trip Host Registration

Thank you for your interest in hosting a First Green field trip and your support in bringing young people out to the golf course for a unique, hands-on STEM learning experience.


 

First Green Field Trip Event Registration

Thank you for hosting a First Green Field Trip!  Please submit this form to register your event with BIGGA.  BIGGA will place your event on the Calendar and help promote the field trip via social media.


 

Do you work at a school or education provider?

Field trips are often the highlight of a pupil or student's learning year, inspiring them to achieve better things when they return to the classroom. They are also important for teachers and First Green field trips become an extension of the classroom curriculum. They optimise students’ learning by offering a hands-on approach, which is essential in STEM education.

How to get involved with First Green:

1. Connect with a golf course

Find a local golf course or registered BIGGA member who will host your class by registering your interest to join a First Green Field Trip.  Use the form below to register your interest.

 

2. Plan your field trip

Once linked with a local golf club, have a pre-meeting on site to familiarise yourself with the golf club setting and establish which lesson plans will be used on the day. Take this opportunity to finalise dates and other important information.

3. Attend and evaluate

Enjoy the field trip and when it has taken place, make sure your send your feedback to BIGGA as it is so important to us as we seek to improve the First Green offering.

First Green Field Trip School Registration Form

Thank you for your interest in the First Green program. Please provide your contact information so that we may match your school or group with one of our First Green golf courses.


 

Are you part of the wider community?

Parents will play a large role in guiding their kids towards STEM-related interests. Outside of the classroom, you will be the driving force to help them in their studies and direct their focus towards science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

A great way to stay connected with BIGGA and the First Green programme is to follow up with the golf club or course where your son or daughter had a workshop. The golf course's greenkeepers will be happy to share the lesson plans and answer any questions you may have.

Here are a few ways parents can get involved and stay involved:
  1. Volunteer to chaperone a field trip
  2. Reinforce lessons after the workshop
  3. Visit a local golf course
  4. Communicate with teacher on STEM learning
  5. Play golf!

 

 

 

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