Natural Estates Free Course for Young People - Gloucester

21 April 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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21 April 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Earn an AQA accreditation in Habitat Management and Community Engagement

The Natural Estatescourse is an ongoing programme that seeks to give 16-24 year olds valuable skills in creating and managing green spaces for the benefit of local wildlife. Activities include, but are not limited to, building bird and bat boxes, making raised flower beds, wildlife gardening and general grounds maintenance. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn transferable skills, as well as to gain an AQA Accreditationin Habitat Management and Community Engagementupon completion of 8-12 sessions. A working reference can also be provided to those participants who complete the course. 

All sessions are ongoing and take place at the Redwell Centre, Gloucester, with the possibilty of away days to work on one of the local wildlife reserves. Natural Estates has a rolling programme, with no specific start or end date and all sessions taking place on Fridays 13.30-16.30. Free to come along to a taster session and see if this course is right for you.

Over the most recent sessions the team has been busy building a dead hedge from willow branches, which will provide a great habitat for invertebrates, fungi and birds. Soon to follow is some soil preparation below the hedge where shade tolerant, pollinator friendly wildflower seeds will be sown that will provide much needed food sources for visiting insects. 

Please contact Duncan Murdoch prior to attending a session, or to ask any further questions about the course, via the email  duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.ukor via the telephone number 07464486826

Natural Estates is part of the Big Lottery Fund's" Our Bright Future" programme, which aims to empower young people to lead on progressive change in their communities and local environments. 

Venue location

Redwell Centre, St. Hilda's Hall, Redwell Road,
Gloucester ,
GL4 6JG

Event information

Book by phone
Tel: 07464486826
Book by email
duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
Date
Friday 21st April 2017
Time
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price / Donation
Free
Joining Instructions

For 16-24 year olds only.

Trust
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Redwell Centre, St. Hilda's Hall, Redwell Road,
Gloucester ,
GL4 6JG
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Tel: 07464486826
duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
Duncan Murdoch
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