Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Mill Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8QA
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Amphibians Ecology & Survey

This two day course is run by SWT Ecology Services Manager and SARG Amphibian Officer Danial Winchester.  On Friday evening he will introduce you to the ecology of a variety of amphibians and discuss a number of survey and trapping techniques.  This will include torch surveys and setting bottle traps.  Saturday morning…

Fri 28 Apr

SWT members £45, non-members £50

Sat 29 Apr

SWT members £45, non-members £50

Animal Homes For Your Garden

The best way to encourage insects, mammals and other wildlife into your garden is to build them a home.  Spend a day with tutor Paul Ritchie of the Surrey Wildlife Trust, learning which structures are best for each species.  Whether you wish to encourage birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles or insects he will provide…

Thu 25 May

SWT members £40, non-members £45

Art Workshop:sketch-Stitch Folding Bookforms

Workshop: Sketch-Stitch Folding Bookforms              Theme: Spring Hedgerows                    Tutor: Cas Holmes Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media including; painting and mark making, collage, drawing with found objects, stitching and layering to open up the thought processes to the creation…

Sat 13 May

SWT members £40, non-members £45

Craft Workshop: Batik

Batik is a form of wax resist whereby hot wax is applied to cloth, which is then covered with dye. The wax will resist the dye creating a simple pattern. By repeated application of wax, followed by repeated applications of dyes in various colours, a complicated pattern can be built up and developed into a desired…

Fri 6 Oct

Craft Workshop: Felt Flowers & Coiled Baskets

Spend a full day learning two rural craft skills in our purpose built classroom nestled within an ancient woodland setting. Wet Felting: Nancy Shafee, experienced tutor and Chair of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, will use the morning session to instruct you on wet felting. You will make flowers that can be turned…

Craft Workshop: Wildlife Mosaics

Tiffany Gregory is a local artist whose beautiful mosaics have been inspired by nature. Use the surrounding woodland at the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve to help influence the creation of a mosaic wildlife creature of your choice.  Select from a variety of precut forms.  You will be given excellent guidance and…

Sat 28 Oct

SWT members £40, non-members £45

Dawn Chorus Walk And Breakfast

Sunday 7th May is National Dawn Chorus day.  There will be thousands of ornithologists around the country joining together to share in this early morning choir. Enjoy the magic of birdsong in the woods by joining us at 5am at the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve.  We will have an expert identifying birds through…

Sun 7 May

SWT members £20, Non-members £25

Dormice

The Dormice population is in decline and they have become extinct in some areas of the UK.  The changes in farming practices, loss of hedgerows and the fragmentation of woodland have all contributed to this crisis. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 8 Jun

SWT members £20, Non-Members £25

Forest School Taster Session

Have you heard about the hugely positive impact that Forest Schools are having on children and young people in Surrey? This is a chance for you to get outside and have a go at some of the activities that illustrate how forest schools work, and to ask experienced leaders and trainers about how you might develop programmes…

Go Wild In The Woods!

A day of fun-filled activities in the woods; Camp-building, treasure-hunting, fire-lighting and more. Wear closed shoes, long sleeves and long trousers. Bring a packed lunch and a healthy sense of adventure! Suitable for ages 5-12. 'Breakfast club' available 8.30am-9.30am Not suitable for people with limited…

Tue 4 Apr

Members £35, non-members £40, breakfast club £5

An Introduction To Moths

Did you know there are more types of moths in the UK than there are butterflies?  Join us on this course designed for newcomers to the world of British moths. Our tutor, moth enthusiast Alan Holloway, will discuss with you the various safe techniques to use when collecting and identifying moths.  He will have trapped…

Tue 18 Jul

SWT £35, Non-Members £40

Investigating Insects

This introductory course aims to assist the observer in differentiating between the orders of adult insects found in Britain; both in the laboratory and, where possible, in the field. The course also introduces the attendees to the basic principles of Taxonomy, the making of a valid biological record, curation…

Mon 12 Jun

SWT members £45, non-members £50

Level 2 Award In Food Safety (Outdoor Emphasis)

This course is perfect for anyone whose outdoor work involves cooking, such as Forest School Leaders, uniform groups and even avid campers.  You will learn all of the necessary information to gain the Level 2 Award in food safety. This will be followed by a session preparing and cooking lunch over a fire where you will…

Minibeasts And Microscopes At Nower Wood

A family event at Nower Wood suitable for children aged 4 years and up.  Discover the wonderful world of minibeasts.  We will collect creatures from the woodland and ponds and then see them in amazing details under our video-microscope! People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 26 Jul

£7.50 SWT Member, £10 Non-Member

Nower Wood Bluebell Open Afternoon

The bluebells are flowering - come to the woods and see their beauty!  Lots of activitires are on offer (suitable for children aged 3+ years) - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, woodland crafts and more.  Walk our bluebell trail and bring your little ones to search for fairy folk in the forest! Please book your…

Nower Wood Summer Open Afternoon

Visit our new education centre and discover more about Nower Wood.  Lots of FREE activities are on offer (suitable for children aged 3+ years) - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, woodland play and more. Please book your places in advance. Car parking is available at Nower Wood - on arrival, just walk up the steps…

Nower Wood Summer Open Morning

Visit our new education centre and discover more about Nower Wood.  Lots of FREE activities are on offer (suitable for children aged 3+ years) - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, woodland play and more. Please book your places in advance. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Outdoor Learning Workshop

We will explore a variety of outdoor learning activities and their potential to change children's lives. We will also show you around our brand new, purpose-built education centre and magnificent nature reserve. The workshop will give you inspiration and ideas to take back to your school and will offer a forum for any…

Outdoor Play Workshop For Parents/grandparents/childminders

We all know the importance of ensuring our children have active outdoor experiences. But if this has not been a regular activity in your home it can be difficult to initiate.  How do you start taking your child outdoors safely and encourage them to enjoy their natural playground? Our solution is to come and play in the…

Sat 20 May

Perfect Ponds

Thinking about using the long Easter week-end to develop a pond of your own? Then this course is perfect.  Learn the basic ecology and conservation of ponds in nature & in your back garden. Discover how to build a bucket pond and gain advice on larger projects.  Finally, take a break and have fun pond dipping together…

Tue 11 Apr

SWT members £35, non-members £40

Photography - Autumn Colours & Fungi

The changing colours of the autumn leaves can produce some of the most striking photographs. But when you look beyond the tree line and focus on the woodland floor, a multitude of colours, shapes and textures appear as hundreds of fungi species come alive. Learn the best ways to capture these autumnal images with Adrian…

Sun 22 Oct

Photography - Close Up And Macrophotography

Spend a fascinating day learning how to photograph items very close up.  The technique of macrophotography is expertly taught by Adrian Davies, www.adriandaviesimaging.com. He will guide you throughout the day. With his knowledge and experience you will discover new ways of taking photographs. People with limited…

Thu 27 Jul

SWT members £50, non-members £55

Photography - Woodland Wildflowers & Bluebells

May is the perfect time to photograph the beauty of the woodland wildflowers.  The Nower Wood Nature Reserve is one of the finest places in Surrey to witness the awe inspiring native bluebells that carpet the floor of this entire area. Adrian Davies, www.adriandaviesimaging.com, will guide you throughout the day. With his…

Mon 8 May

Rec Outdoor 1St Aid Level 2 (16 Hours) 2 Days

If you work or play in the outdoors, then this course is ideal for you. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills with plenty of hands-on activities to help deal with a broad range of outdoor scenarios. You will receive a certificate confirming your First Aid Level 2 qualification upon completion. Space is…

Rec Outdoor First Aid Level 2

If you work or play in the outdoors, then this course is ideal for you. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills with plenty of hands-on activities to help deal with a broad range of outdoor scenarios. Space is limited. Booking Essential People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wednesday In The Woods - Evening Lecture Series

We are proud to offer an evening lecture series that will cover various woodland-themed topics. Between 7 and 9pm every Wednesday in June in the peaceful setting of the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, we will be hosting a guest speaker who will enlighten us with their knowledge and experience. Enjoy a welcome…

Wed 7 Jun

SWT members £8, non-members £10 (per lecture)

Wed 14 Jun

SWT members £8, non-members £10 (per lecture)

Wed 21 Jun

SWT members £8, non-members £10 (per lecture)

Wed 28 Jun

SWT members £8, non-members £10 (per lecture)

Wild Explorers Holiday Club

People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 7 Aug

Tue 8 Aug

Wed 9 Aug

…and 7 more dates until 18 Aug

Wild Families - Birds And Bees

Get your garden ready for Spring - make a bird box and sow some seeds to take home and grow into beautiful bee-friendly plants.  This is a family event, suitable for children aged 5+ years. You're welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat afterwards on our lovely woodland nature reserve. Places are limited and so…

Thu 6 Apr

Wild Tots (6 Sessions)

Forest School inspired adventures Unleash your little ones on the great outdoors with Forest School inspired adventures at Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Leatherhead. Suitable for children aged 2-6 years, accompanied by an adult Booking essential - 6 sessions Friday 16th, 23rd and 30th June  Friday…

Fri 16 Jun

Wild Writing

Be inspired to write in the beautiful woodland setting of this course. Our instructor on the day, Ruth Brandt, is a published author, tutor and Writer in Residence at both SWT and the National Trust's Polsden Lacey as well as being a professional member of the National Association of Writers in  Education.  She will guide…

Sun 2 Apr

SWT members £60, non-members £65

Wild Writing

Be inspired to write in the beautiful woodland setting of this course. Our instructor on the day, Ruth Brandt, is a published author, tutor and Writer in Residence at both SWT and the National Trust's Polsden Lacey as well as being a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education. She will guide…

Sun 2 Jul

SWT members £60, Non-members £65

Wildlife Mosaics Workshop

Tiffany Gregory is a local artist whose beautiful mosaics have been inspired by nature.  Use the surrounding woodland at the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve to help influence the creation of a mosaic wildlife creature of your choice.  You will be given excellent guidance and all of the materials needed for an…

Sat 8 Apr

SWT members £40, non-members £45

Woodland Wildflowers: Id And Survey Techniques

Enjoy an interesting morning improving your confidence in identifying woodland wildflowers. Our Principal Ecologist, Isobel Girvan, will teach you how to use keys and basic survey techniques in a classroom environment.  She will then take you into the woods where you will be introduced to many different flowering species…

Tue 25 Apr

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