An introduction to London's woodlands
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital; London's wildlife discovery service and also works for two urban environmental education charities.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS172
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course is an engaging introduction to London’s woodlands. Discover the history behind the pockets of woodlands we see in the city today. Understand some of the key ecological processes taking place in our woods and learn to identify a range of flora and fauna. This course aims to whet your appetite for getting out and exploring London’s woodlands on foot.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Types of woodland
- History of woodlands in London
- Woodland ecology
- Identifying trees and plants
- Identifying birds and animals.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Enjoy a wider understanding of London’s woodlands; their history, ecology and wildlife. Independently explore
- London’s woodlands with increased awareness and enjoyment.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However, you will
need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The main format will be an illustrated presentation, with some learning activities, discussion, questions and answers. There will be no work required outside of the class. Guidance to out finding further information and suggestions of sites to explore will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Handouts will be available in advance of the class to view, download and print from Google Classroom. A notepad or device for note taking would be useful.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS263 Top garden plants
HS264 Summer trees
HS172 An introduction to London's woodlands
HS265 Discover Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead: an illustrated talk
HS266 Discover Battersea Park: an illustrated talk.
Brenna Boyle (B.Sc Hons Dunelm, M.Sc DIC) is a zoologist, wildlife guide and environmental teacher. She runs Wild Capital and also works for two urban environmental education charities. She is often to be found wading in either the River Thames or Deptford Creek. Her favourite species is the Long-tailed Tit.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.