What is the course about?
Background briefing on the history of Regents 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
- A sample of Regents Park’s trees
- A brief history of Regents 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 Regent’s Park.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Open to everyone interested in finding out more about tree identification and particular trees in the park.
You must be confident using public transport by yourself to go from City Lit to the meeting point in Regent’s Park pending government health regulations. Everyone makes their own way, we do not travel as a group. Detailed directions will be given in advance. As the tree walk will end at a different place from where it started if it possible to go to the park pending government health regulation, 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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical sessions, group and paired work and observation activities. Provided government health regulation permits us, we will do tree walk in Regent’s Park and go online if not.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Bring strong outdoor 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 lens, bring them with you plus map of London.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HS215 More botany
HS134 Tree talk and walk: the Square Mile.