Habitats, Ecology & the natural world

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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  1. Climate change: a brief introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Retallick
    We hear and read about climate change every day. Yet it is hard to keep up and get the big picture. Join us to slow down and get a sense of how the problem of climate change has emerged, what is being done about it and what more needs doing.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  2. Looking at winter trees
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    Join Letta Jones for two tree identification walks in Regent’s Park. These walks will take place on Saturday morning. We will explore common trees, focussing on bark, twigs, leaves, outline, seeds and fruits, with the aim of giving you the confidence to get to know what to look for when identifying trees.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  3. Get to Know Common British Species
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Join us for this introductory course to explore some of the more commonly known species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants that we might find across the British isles.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  4. Nature Friday Lates: Greenhouses, gardens and green thumbs: The Trade in Flora between the 'Old' and 'New' Worlds
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Linsey Hunter
    Join us to discover how plants were exchanged between the Americas and Europe in the period after c.1492, being cultivated, studied and consumed by scientists, gourmands and the general public.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  5. Get to Know More Common British Species
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    On this introductory course we will get to know some of the more commonly known species that we might find around the British Isles, from birds and reptiles to mammals, insects and plants.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  6. Nature Friday Lates: The Lost Temperate Rainforests of the UK
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    The British isles were once covered in temperate rainforests. Join Chantal Woodrun to discover these landscapes and what still remains of them.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  7. Botany: a taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Letta Jones
    Join us for a one-day taster course to discover the breadth of the plant world and evaluate some common plants used for ornamental and medicinal purposes. The day will include a morning, classroom-based session at City Lit and an afternoon visit to explore plant life at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  8. The Changing Seasons: What to look for in Spring
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Join us to explore the changing seasons. As winter gives way to spring, learn about the different species of animals insects and plants to look for at this time of year and their place in the natural world.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
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