Wildlife Courses & Lectures
Our suite of training courses for adults covers a wide range of wildlife related subjects including species identification, survey skills, art, photography and more. Every course is led by experienced professionals who are experts in their fields. Courses are graded for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels to help you to identify which course is suitable for you.
This course is for anyone with a recent or renewed interest in wild flowers, who would like to learn how to identify them accurately with a key. At the end of the course you'll be able to identify flowering species with confidence. Sunday 19th August 2018. 9.30am-4pm.
Improve your identification of autumn birds using sight and sound. Book all three for £18.
Join us for a charcoal making experience weekend in a magnificent woodland setting. Take home some of the charcoal you've made. Sat 18th and Sun 19th August 2018. 9am to 6pm.
Build your confidence in the field identification of the major groups of conifers using leaves, bark, cones and scent. Sunday 21st October 2018. 10am-4pm
This day-course will help you to identify Britain's dragonflies and damselflies. A field-based approach, you'll learn the basics of biology, ecology and field identification. Sunday 29th July 2018. 10am to 3pm.
This course is ideal both for the amateur and the professional. Gain confidence in identifying plants without using flowers. As a 2 day course, we will be able to cover a range of groups including sedges, rushes and grasses. Wed 19th and Thu 20th September 2018.
Learn the skills you need to identify Britain's butterflies and day-flying moths with confidence. Saturday 21st July 2018: 10am to 3pm. Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre
Join us for an evening of prehistory at Attenborough. Friday 17th August 2018. 6pm - 9pm. Suitable for children aged 4+.
Improve your identification of summer birds using sight and sounds. Book all three for £18
Learn how to silk paint and produce your own piece by the end of the session: 10am - 1pm, Sunday 4th November