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Wildlife & nature conservation courses

Learn how to protect our natural environment at wildlife and nature conservation workshops across the UK. Find practical workshops in conservation and nature activities to raise awareness with groups, including children.

£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 11th May 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
£35
North Yorkshire - Next course on 26th April 2019
A day in the woods – creative courses for kids run by Donna and Michelle Pilkington, with wildlife interest contributions from David Watkins, the woodland owner. Hawkmoth Wood is 12 acres of private ancient woodland in North Yorkshire between Easingwold and Boroughbridge. This ancient woodland is over 400 years old, and we have 24 species of tree and hundreds of species of wild flowers and insects including butterflies and moths, not to mention lots of...
£289
Port Talbot - Next course on 25th October 2019
Take two days out in the stunning natural landscapes of Wales to develop your photography skills. Based at Margam Discovery Centre. This weekend will give participants all the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. This course will look at all aspects of nature photography including close-up and landscape work. With the autumn in full flow we will be getting close to fungi, experimenting with the camera and making the most of...
£40
North Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd May 2019
We are lucky at Hawkmoth Wood in having 24 tree species so plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the many of our common native and forestry trees. We'll walk the wood looking at how to identify them from the leaves, bark and situation. We'll learn about their uses history in the UK, their timber and culinary uses, their place in legend and their susceptibility to increasing risk from imported diseases which...
£90
Gloucestershire - Next course on 19th May 2019
Nature writing is not only one of the most popular literary genres, it is also a great way to connect with the natural world. J Join naturalist, author and academic Stephen Moss for a day inspired by nature, and learn how to capture your experiences, feelings and thoughts in writing. This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to write about the world around them or simply wants to experience nature in a new...
£45
Wiltshire - Next course on 30th June 2019
Learn to draw and paint botanical illustrations using watercolour. This workshop will concentrate on observation and drawing skills using local flora with a watercolour demonstration and painting session. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters. Please note that the event takes place at our Langford Lakes Reserve. For further information or to book a place click on the contact button above. The reserve can be hard to find, so please look at directions before...
£205
Gloucestershire - Next course on 31st May 2019
At a glance - Guided writing exercises, nature connection, reading from other writers and time to develop new writing. - Gentle encouragement, guided exercises and feedback What you will gain -Focussed creative time away from everyday responsibilities to develop new writing -Increased confidence in their writing and creativity, and the inspiration to find new approaches to writing about place We will connect with the magnificent surroundings of Hawkwood, a sustainably managed estate at the heart...
£100
Cheshire - Next course on 9th October 2019
Hedge laying has a huge heritage and conservational value. With the wildlife benefits associated with hedges, it is really important to continue this skill. With this full day training session, you will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying and all the necessary skills and techniques that are required for successful hedge laying. We will be laying hedges Cheshire style, as this is most common style locally. This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to...
£59
Hertfordshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
An introduction to beekeeping with Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper, who manages the apiary at Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve. This one day workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning in local pub the Rose and Crown, learning the basic theory of beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper. After a delicious pub lunch, the afternoon will be...
£60
Gloucestershire - Next course on 29th May 2019
Join Sophie Buckley from The Makerss (authors of Making Needle Felted Animals) and create a beautiful Kingfisher, from merino wool and fun needle felting techniques. You will learn how to sculpt wool into shape, and add surface decoration to create the beautiful Kingfisher patterning. You will take home a felting needle and mat as well as your Kingfisher, and handout. There will be chance during the day to visit the Slimbridge Kingfisher hide and maybe...