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15 wildlife & nature conservation workshops found

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.

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 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.
Join us on a guided walk exploring the wild foods of spring in Northumberland. You will be truly amazed by the diversity, abundance and the incredible flavours the landscape has to offer at this time of year; you will taste shoots, leaves and flowers long lost to our everyday diet, which you may then be inspired to add to yours!
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
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...
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...
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...
Devon - Next course on 4th August 2019
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...
Cumbria - Next course on 6th September 2019
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...
Shropshire - Next course on 17th August 2019
A new course for woodland owners, woodland workers, and woodland managers. The course will help you have a clearer idea of the development planning system, with particular focus on England, and practical steps you can take to present your woodland project in the most positive frame to the Local Planning Authority and others. The course content will include: - The purpose of the planning system; - Why the planning system matters to woodlands; - Types...

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