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We have a range of  courses designed to give you a chance to work with experienced staff from Wildscapes at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and improve your ID skills in a variety of different habitats. 

Courses coming up:

  • Winter Tree Identification Workshop

Friday 19th January 2018

9:30- 4:00pm

How well do you know your bark and buds? Join us for a one day workshop on winter tree identification. We will cover identifying a wide range of native broad-leaved species (and a few conifers) with a classroom session in the morning, and a practical session in the afternoon. 

Light refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Price: £80 (discounts available)

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  •  Bat Surveys: An Introduction

Tue 17th April 2018

12:00 - 18:30 with an optional evening survey session. 

The course covers understanding how to plan, conduct and write up a bat survey. There will be a classroom based session giving an introduction to identification skills, and then the opportunity to try out techniques in the field. 

There will also be an optional evening bat survey, subject to suitable weather conditions, which could last through to 11pm.
Price: £80 (discounts available)
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  • Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Survey
Friday 20th April
The course covers understanding how to plan, conduct and write up a Phase 1 habitat survey. There will be a classroom based session in the morning, covering the Phase 1 technique, mapping, target noting and species recording. 

In the afternoon there will be a practical session giving the opportunity to try out techniques in the field. 
Price: £80 discounts available.
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 Payment for all courses must be received 14 days prior to the course start date.

Wildlife Trust Members, Staff and Volunteers Discount: all Wildlife Trust staff and active volunteers may receive a discount on all courses. 

Group discounts: please call 0114 279 2667 or email info@wildscapes.co.uk for more details on group discounts.

All classroom courses are based at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Office (Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2SF)

All site based courses are located within an hours drive of Sheffield city centre and will be confirmed nearer the time.

For more information email info@wildscapes.co.uk  with your name, contact number and course details.


Custom Courses

Wildscapes offer bespoke ecology training courses for you and your team. We offer training on all kinds of species identification, Phase 1 Habitat Survey methodology, and toolbox talks. All courses are tailor made for your organisation to help your staff brush up on their ecological skills. Call 0114 279 2667 to discuss booking a bespoke training course.


Feedback from our last set of courses:
‘It was great going through survey techniques and hearing about Lizzie's own experiences’
Had a great day and learnt a lot, Lizzie was a good teacher. Thank you!’
‘Excellent course, very informative’
‘Well-presented course that held the attention throughout’

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