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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.
Introduction to beekeeping workshop
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Introduction to beekeeping workshop
Hertfordshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£59
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 spent in the orchard's apiary with a session of practical beekeeping. This course will provide...
Sill Sunday - Hedgehogs - drop in sessions in Northumbria
Sill Sunday - Hedgehogs - drop in sessions in Northumbria
Northumberland - Next course on 1st September 2019
£2.50
Join us at The Sill for our next Sill Sunday event. Our Rangers will be on hand to help you learn some facts about hedgehogs and what you can do to help them. Then get creative with some arts and crafts activities.
Photographing the natural world
Gold AWARD
Photographing the natural world
Cumbria - Next course on 6th September 2019
£70
Capture the fleeting beauty of nature, from dew drops on leaves, to a shaft of light across the fields. Explore the detail, depth and beauty through your camera. Experiment with colour, texture, composition, light and depth of field. Learn to look at the world around you in a different way and capture it. We will go over basic photography techniques like aperture, exposure, depth of field and ISO. Look at the different equipment we can use. Experiment with colour, texture, composition, light and depth of field. Learn to look at...
A day in the life of a woodsman
A day in the life of a woodsman
Devon - Next course on 15th September 2019
£60
The day in the life of a woodsman experience day runs once a month and is aimed at people with little or no knowledge or experience of native British woodland management, but those who are more adept in this task are more than welcome along. We will begin the day by meeting at 9am-ish at the parking area to begin as soon as possible. We will take a stroll to the work area and have a cup of something hot and go through the legal things while I explain the...
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
Gold AWARD
Gardening for Bees and Wildlife
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£40
There is no doubt that our native pollinators are in decline, and honeybees are struggling with environmental pressures and intensive production. Beekeeping is not just about looking after our colonies, it is also about how we can use our knowledge to help all pollinators, and other wildlife while we are at it. Our gardens are increasingly becoming oases and it is possible to make a material difference, even on a small scale - and keep it beautiful. We will cover the following topics: - bees and plants: how they use...
Wonderful world of trees
Wonderful world of trees
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£140
This course investigates the structure and mechanisms of trees and how they interact within the woodland environment. The course and information is delivered in a format that is accessible to a wide audience with plenty of visual and practical examples to support the theory. You will learn: - The benefits and importance of trees - Tree seed structure and germination - Tree growth, development and structure, how trees function - Flower structure, roots and leaves and autumn colour - Tree maturity, crown recession and death. Features of ancient trees -...
Hedge laying with the Wildlife Trust
Hedge laying with the Wildlife Trust
Cheshire - Next course on 9th October 2019
£100
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 learn, through to the more experienced hedge layer wanting to practice and improve. With multiple...
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Woodland landscape history
Gloucestershire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£120
Great opportunity for new woodland owners and managers to learn the broad concepts of woodland history and how it has influenced the shape of today’s landscape. Participants will learn how to read ‘the landscape’, to identify features within woodlands to interpret former use and activities. A wide range of topics will be covered to explain existing features, hidden gems and the type and management of woodlands we see today. The day will be spent at May Hill wood which has a wealth of history and full of interest to discover....
Managing groups in woodlands
Managing groups in woodlands
Gloucestershire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£120
The course is designed for woodland owners, managers and wildlife officers- who are considering working with volunteers and referral groups to run work parties and Social Forestry activities within woodlands. The course will provide guidance on: - Identify task focused woodland activities - Managing group dynamics - Leadership skills, motivating and managing conflict - Understanding the woodland needs. - Identifying skills and strengths - Identifying and managing risks - Matching woodland activities with different groups Course participants will have greater confidence to lead and manage group activities. The course will...
Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography - weekend residential in Wales
Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography - weekend residential in Wales
Port Talbot - Next course on 25th October 2019
£289
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 the woodland colour at Margam Country Park. We will be following the deer rut with...

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