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   Practical Courses at the Woodland Education Centre  
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The courses listed below will be held during Spring and Summer 2005. The actual dates will be finalised nearer the time.   Anyone interested in joining one of these courses should register their interest first by email.

Participants will receive a certificate on completion of the course, acknowledging participation and detailing the subjects covered.
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All courses require that participants wear sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Wellington boots would be an advantage for courses marked with an asterisk
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Mammal Tracks and Signs - Field observation of mammal tracks and signs
Course Level:
General Interest
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head

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Introducing Woodland Mammals - Field observation and information on woodland mammals
Course Level:
General Interest
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head

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An Introduction to Woodland Ecology - Practical observation of woodland ecology including woodland mammals
Course Level: General Interest, as well as being a field course suited to land managers, ecologists and environmental scientists. Also suitable for A-level and University level.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head. Special rates available for schools and colleges.

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Coppicing Woodland - Theory and practice. Learn the art of hazel coppicing and its impact on biodiversity with special reference to the Dormouse and Roe Deer.
Course Level: General Interest, as well as being a field course suited to land managers, ecologists and environmental scientists. Also suitable for  A-level and University level.
Requirements: Physical fitness is essential for this course, as well as safety footwear with good treads. Participants should be able to use hand tools.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head.

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*Habitat Restoration - practical on-site examples of the restoration of heathland, woodland and wetlands. The benefits for wildlife, including mammals.
Course Level: General Interest, as well as being a field course suited to land managers, ecologists and environmental scientists. Also suitable for A-level and University level.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head. Special rates available for schools and colleges.

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*An Introduction to Freshwater Ecology - practical observation and discussion of freshwater ecology, including still and flowing habitats. Ponds, lake and wetland ecosystems will be studied.
Course Level: General Interest, as well as being a field course suited to land managers, ecologists and environmental scientists. Also suitable for A-level and University level.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head. Special rates available for schools and colleges.

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An Introduction to Ecological Sampling Techniques - Practical application of basic sampling techniques - line & belt transects, random sampling methods.
Course Level: General Interest, as well as being a field course suited to land managers, ecologists and environmental scientists. Also suitable for A-level and University level.
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 25 per head. Special rates available for schools and colleges.

 

  These courses are not the only ones which will be offered.  Many other courses are available here.


More on education at the Woodland Education Centre here.