Natural Estates Free Course for Young People - Gloucester
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7 April 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Earn an AQA accreditation in Habitat Management and Community Engagement
The Natural Estates course 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 Accreditation in Habitat Management and Community Engagement upon 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
Redwell Centre, St. Hilda's Hall, Redwell Road,