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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.

Ceredigion - Next course on 1st June 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...
Northumberland - Next course on 9th June 2019
Join us at The Sill for our next Sill Sunday session. Learn more about insects and other minibeasts, make your own minibeast home and get creative with some arts and crafts.
Northumberland - Next course on 1st September 2019
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.
Northumberland - Next course on 2nd June 2019
Join our Ranger Team to learn more about Bumblebees in the Landscape. Our 45-minute talk will look at the important role that bumblebees play in pollinating wildflowers and food crops. Find out about the work we're doing in the National Park to help pollinators as well as discussing what we can do to help them in the garden and elsewhere countryside. Our talks are part of the first Food and Drink Festival at The Sill:...
Northumberland - Next course on 31st July 2019
Come Mammal Monitoring with our Rangers find out which mice, shrews and voles are living around The Sill. Help our Rangers find out which mice, shrews and voles are living around The Sill. We will check our special traps then weigh and measure the small mammals that play such a vital part in the food web. Lastly, you can help Gill, our ecologist, release them safely back into the wild.
Northumberland - Next course on 20th July 2019
Get creative with us at The Sill with our Willow Making workshop. You'll work with Anna Turnbull of Biteabout Arts who has made the amazing willow animals you see around the building. You will make you very own dragonfly or mouse from willow grown & harvested in Northumberland to take away with you.
North Yorkshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
We are fortunate at Hawkmoth Wood in having 27 native 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 mythology and medicine, and their susceptibility to increasing risk from...
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...
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...
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...