Wildlife Havens of the UK

Ref: C2225634

This course looks at a wide range of wildlife habitats in the United Kingdom and the flora and fauna that can be found here. An extensive range of habitats and nature reserves are shown through seasonal and colourful slides of landscapes, nature reserves, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, plants and mammals. Areas focused on during this interactive course will include Cliff dwelling seabirds and plants of The South Coast, Dartmoor, Orchids and Butterflies of The Kent Downs, Wildlife and nature reserves of the New Forest, East Anglia, The Lake District & The Scottish Highlands and Islands. Also included is a session on Bird Song and Birds Calls. There is plenty of opportunity for discussion during each session - especially regarding conservation issues, coastal erosion in the UK and any wildlife sightings or nature reserves visited by students. A group field trip will also be available to all students, if required, one the course has completed.

Course aim

Provide details, using discussion and colourful slides, of the flora, fauna and nature reserves found in the United Kingdom and to inspire students to visit areas / learn more about them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • -Using a range of colourful slides of wildlife and nature reserves / habitats -Using bird song and call CD's and some the tutors own bird songs/calls -Using a range of maps, leaflets and books during each session to accompany that session

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

  • Identify eight nature reserves
  • Identify six different species of bird
  • Identify and describe six different types of butterflies
  • Name six different types of wild flowers
  • Classify five different conservation organisations

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
  • -Using a range of colourful slides of wildlife and nature reserves / habitats -Using bird song and call CD's and some the tutors own bird songs/calls -Using a range of maps, leaflets and books during each session to accompany that session

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Look at wildlife in the garden, Visit nature reserves on organised tours, Do voluntary conservation work / join a conversation organisation, Attend a range of illustrated talks (eg. Wildlife Trust or RSPB evening talks)

What else do I need to know?

  • 1) A Notepad and a pen 2) Access to the internet or library (if you wish to do further reading up before, during or after the course) A range of books, maps & leaflets will be recommended to you and also brought to each session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Doing Voluntary work for a Conservation Organisation / Friends Conservation Group OR joining a Local Wildlife group and attending as a member or joining their committee.

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Wildlife Havens of the UK

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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