Courses

 

Field Ecology Course Programme

There are a range of programmes being delivered as part of Avon Wildlife Trust’s Field Ecology Programme for 2017, aimed at students, practicing ecologists, conservation volunteers and anyone who wishes to further their knowledge in natural history and biological recording. 

Each course will provide hands on experience which will aid in developing identification skills that are essential to field studies. Our tutors are all passionate about their subjects, and have a great range of knowledge and experience to share. 

The courses will provide a thorough introduction to each group’s biology, ecology and diversity within the Bristol area. References and help with understanding relevant literature, and practical activities teaching basic field survey techniques will also be covered. Some of our courses will include field trips to local sites of interest. These courses will aid participants in forming a strong foundation of understanding to take on to further study.

The courses will be delivered at our Feed Bristol project, which is a 6 acre community food growing hub and native wildflower nursery in Stapleton. This is an education and community enterprise centre which champions conservation and ecology in a food growing setting.

Feed Bristol also hosts a range of courses delivered by other organisations and special events throughout the year. For more information and booking details check out Feed Bristol's Facebook events page.


Introduction to Fungi - October

Sat 21 and Sun 22 October 2017

Come and explore the fascinating kingdom of Fungi. From towering toadstools down to microscopic filaments of mycelium, this course will explore the diversity of form and function that these important organisms display.


We will cover the biology and some of the ecological roles and symbioses that Fungi form, to aid as a platform for understanding their life cycles and which habitats they can be found in.



Introduction to Fungi - November

Sat 25 and Sun 26 November 2017

Due to popular demand we have released second dates for the Introduction to Fungi course.

Come and explore the fascinating kingdom of Fungi. From towering toadstools down to microscopic filaments of mycelium, this course will explore the diversity of form and function that these important organisms display.



2018 Ecology Courses 

Introduction to Hoverflies

Sat 10 - Sun 11 March 2018 

Tutor: Roger Morris. 


Grow Leader Course

Starting March 2018


12 full day sessions (9.00 – 4.30), delivered over 6 months. 

Feed Bristol's Grow Leader Course is back by popular demand. The course aims to support more people to become effective facilitators to engage a range of people in ecological land management and food growing. With a focus on how to develop projects and activities where people and wildlife can thrive in a productive food growing setting.



We run the Grow Leader course every 6 months. They are always very popular and fill up fast. Let us know if you would like us to get in touch when the next course dates are released by clicking here. 


Other courses at Feed Bristol

Holistic Anatomy and Herbal Medicine


 

The Hedgeroe Apothecary presents Holistic anatomy and herbal medicine, an eight week introduction to the difference systems of the body. 

The evenings are designed both to stand alone as single workshops or to be taken as a complete course.