Wetlands and their History and Natural History

Ref: C3529044

This course is an introduction to the wildlife and archaeological importance of wetlands in the British Isles. It will cover a wide range of topics including life in wetland of our ancestors, problems with flooding, wild bird conservation and use of wetland in moderating of climate change.

Course aim

An introduction to the varied wildlife and archaeological importance of the UK wetlands, exploring how and why people and nature are and always have been dependent on wetlands.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Name five major wetlands in the British Isles
  • List three threats to wildlife and cultural wetland sites
  • Explain the importance of five archaeological sites in Britain
  • Give two examples of current wetland conservation projects in England
  • List three techniques for studying past environments.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Wetlands and their History and Natural History

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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