The Changing Seasons: What to Look for in Autumn

Course Dates: 18/09/24 - 09/10/24
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Join us to explore the different species of plant and animal life that we can see during the transition from summer to autumn and learn how we can support nature at this time of year.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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The Changing Seasons: What to Look for in Autumn
  • Course Code: HS046
  • Dates: 18/09/24 - 09/10/24
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Chantal Woodun

Course Code: HS046

Wed, eve, 18 Sep - 09 Oct '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is one of a cycle of introductory courses on nature and the changing seasons. We will explore species identification in the Autumn; natural habitats and how they change in the autumn season; and what we can do to support and encourage nature at this time of year.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- how and where to spot different species
- How habitats change during the autumn season
- how trees prepare for winter
- the impact of decreased light on nature
- how to identify common fungi.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Understand why different species can be seen during the transition from summer to autumn
• Explain how trees prepare for winter - changing leaves and the reasons.
• Evaluate the impact the decreased light has on nature
• Assess how changes within different habitats occur at this time of year
• Identify common fungi that can be seen at this time of year
• Evaluate how to encourage nature at this time & use tools (e.g. Apps) to help us identify trees, plants and animal life.
• Assess appropriate locations to spot different signs of nature.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a basic introductory course and no prior knowledge of the subject is necessary. However, you will
need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and to participate fully in discussions. A willingness to engage in discussions and group work is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This interactive course will be taught through a mixture of illustrated talks and discussions, along with online group work. There will be an opportunity to bring what you learn about your natural environment to the class from week to week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a notepad and pen if you wish to make notes. There are no additional costs for the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS317 Get to Know Common British Species
HS325 The Changing Seasons: What to look for in Spring.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.