Wetlands in Britain (World Water Day)

Ref: C3533423

Wetlands are a major habitat in the British Islands. They can support vast flocks of wintering waterfowl are home to a wide range of insects and plants. These areas can also capture and store carbon helping to reduce the impacts of climate change. They help prevent flooding of property and infrastructure. Waterlogged soils also preserve details of human’s early history in these islands. However, many of our wetlands are under threat. This course will explore wetland wildlife and their role in help taking climate change.

Course aim

The course is an introduction to the critical importance of water for both people and wildlife. It will investigate the important role that wetlands have in managing climate change and conservation of biodiversity.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Name three major British wetlands
  • List five groups of plants and animals living in wetlands

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No equipment or pre reading is required

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Wetlands in Britain (World Water Day)


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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