Posted on June 20, 2012 by Jess kyle
A one day introductory course offering the opportunity to learn the simple techniques of finding a wide variety of insects, collecting, examining, selecting sample specimens to be killed and preserved for future reference and identification.
You will learn the simple techniques of finding a wide variety of insects, collecting, examining, selecting sample specimens to be killed and preserved for future reference and identification. Led by Richard Jones who is a nationally acclaimed entomologist, a former president of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, This course is aimed at anyone with an interest who wants to expand their knowledge base. It offers hands-on experience of the best ways to find and capture insects, how (and why) to start a collection and how to go about researching and identifying finds.
Places are filling up fast, but we still have some spaces on 29th July 9.30-4pm and 13th October 9.30-4pm. If you are interested please email Nick Pond or call him on 020 8314 2007.
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Posted on March 1, 2012 by Jess kyle
Due to the popularity of the last event, The Horniman Museum are hosting the Introduction to Urban Mammal course again on Saturday 21st April 2012.
© Andy Sands
Ideal for beginners, this one day event is a fascinating introduction to urban mammals and how to identify them, delivered by the Mammal Society Chief Executive, Marina Pacheco. Combining an overview of the key mammals you might encounter in the local environment with an explanation of the main methods used to identify them. This is a great starting point for those with an interest in mammals who are looking to develop their skills and find out more about them.
To book a place visit the Mammal Society website.
Or contact Alex Dunlop, Training & Events Coordinator: Telephone: 02380237874
Training & Events Coordinator | The Mammal Society | 3 The Carronades | New Road | Southampton | SO14 0AA
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Posted on January 10, 2012 by Jess kyle
Grow Mayow has some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks, so why not pop along and give them a hand. If you are unable to attend these, they also run a number of regular events at the weekends for young and old. Get you children involved in a number of training courses from a Forest School to Permaculture!
Get involved with Grow Mayow!
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Posted on July 28, 2011 by Jess kyle
An Introduction to Urban Mammal Identification – Saturday 24 September 2011
Hosted by The Horniman Museum and run in association with The Mammal Society, this new one day event is a fascinating introduction to urban mammals and how to identify them. Combining an overview of the key mammals you might encounter in the local environment, with an explanation of the main methods used to identify and record them, this is a great starting point for those with an interest in mammals who are looking to develop their skills and find out more about them.
Trainer: Alison Tutt
Cost £60 (individual); £75 (organisation)
To book a place on the course contact Alex Dunlop, Tel:023 80237874 Mammal Society Training & Events Coordinator
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Posted on January 24, 2011 by Jess kyle
A FREE beginners workshop at Grow Mayow Community Garden
Organic Vegetable Gardening:
- Planting, growing, propagating, and caring for plants.
- Do you want to start a vegetable garden but you don’t know how?
- Not sure which plants will grow well together?
- What do these plants need in order to produce well?
This workshop is all you need to know from spade to plate!
Every Wednesday for 6 weeks
Starts Wednesday 2nd February 11am-2pm for 6 weeks
BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please contact Grow Mayow
For more information visit the Grow Mayow Blog
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Posted on January 12, 2011 by Jess kyle
WALK LEADER TRAINING
Weds 2 march 10am – 4pm at the Waldron Health Centre, New Cross.
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Posted on September 6, 2010 by Jess kyle
The next training course for volunteer walk leaders is on Thursdays 23 and 30 September (9.30 – 1.30) (you need to attend both mornings).
At: The Ringway Centre, 268 Baring Rd, Grove Park. SE12 0DS.
The Volunteer Walk Leaders training course is designed to establish a group of local adults trained to promote and lead walks on an ongoing basis. It is a recognised and accredited course, established by the National ‘Walking the Way to Health Initiative’ (WHI).
To be recognised as a trained Volunteer Walk Leader and receive the Certificate of Attendance you must attend all parts of the course.
The Leader’s roles are:
To lead safe and enjoyable walking sessions for people of all ages and abilities.
To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation.
To help people adapt health walking to meet their individual needs.
After the training you will be able to:
- Outline the main benefits to be gained by regular walking
- Organise and lead a walking session
- Outline the role of the leader at the start, during and at the end of a ‘Health Walk’
- Recognise potential safety hazards
- Advise on practical issues such as intensity, frequency, posture and clothing
- Outline the essential qualities of a ‘good’ walk leader
What to bring
A full set of notes will be provided but please bring a pen/pencil and some blank sheets of paper. The training will involve some practical, enjoyable activity sessions and we will go on a demonstration ‘Health Walk’. Please wear suitable shoes and loose, comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather!
To take part please fill in the reply slip and return it to Jenny Budd
VWL Training reply slip
For more information on the training course:
Tel: 020 3049 3485
You can find more information here about walks in your area here
A poster of the event is also available Volunteer Walk Leader training poster Grove Park
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