What is the course about?
Background briefing on the history of Battersea Park and Practical tree identification.
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?
- Key features to help identify common trees
- The common and botanical names of trees
- Special trees of Battersea Park
- A brief history of Battersea Park.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List key external features helpful to identifying trees
- Observe a range of trees in the field, outline shape, bark, twigs, flowers and leaves
- List at least 10 special trees in Battersea Park.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is open to everyone interested in finding out more about tree identification. Government health regulations permitting, the course will run in the park. In this case and as the tree walk will end at a different place from where it started, it is important you check with the tutor before you leave, that you are confident how to find your way back to the bus/tube independently at the end of the afternoon. If government health regulations do not allow a park visit, the course will be taught online.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Government health regulations permitting, the course will run in the park. In this format, the course will involve practical sessions, group and paired work, observation activities and a tree walk in Battersea Park.
If government health regulations do not allow a park visit, the course will be taught online with lecture components, observation actitivities and the discussion of recommended tree guides.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. If the course runs in the paerk, it is advised to bring strong outdoor walking shoes and waterproof jacket as walks take place whatever the weather.
A notebook and pencil will be useful. If you already have any tree books or a hand lense, bring them with you plus a map of London.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS216 Tree talk and walk: Regent's Park.