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Habitats, Ecology & Conservation Courses in London

Discover the greener side to city life on our London walks and courses and learn about the efforts to protect endangered species around the world.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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    A brief introduction to climate change

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    We hear and read about climate change every day (in addition to COVID-19). Combining lecture and seminar elements, this short introductory course will explore the basics of the climate changes most climate scientists agree are taking place (session 1) as well as engage in a discussion about how these manifest themselves in global challenges and humanity’s responses to these against the backdrop of global politics (session 2).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Why plants matter: a taster

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 11 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Plants are central to human life. This course takes you a whistlestop tour round some of these extraordinary organisms, highlighting key examples of richness and diversity of everyday plants.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. Introducing plants

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    All life depends on plants. Join our exploration of examples of edible, economic, medicinal and ornamental plants and how they are grouped together.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £7.00

  4. Climate change canaries

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course explores the impacts of climate change on a range of UK wildlife and reveal those species which offer an early warning sign: the climate change canaries.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  5. Bird identification by sight and song

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Sometimes we hear birds before we see them. Find out more about identifying birds by sound and refresh your knowledge of the natural history of birds and what to look for to distinguish different species by sight and behaviour.



    Verity Miles, MSc, is a Zoologist and environmental campaigner, with a background in ecology, conservation and ornithology. Since studying and teaching in the Biological Sciences department of the University of Bristol, she has been working for an environmental campaigning organisation in London and managing nature reserves with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust in her spare time. She is passionate about conservation and has a particular interest in birds. As a bird ringer, Verity has experienced identifying and handling many different species and is an advocate for urban birding and engaging with wildlife in the City.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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