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 2017

SWT members £45, non-members £50

Sat 29 Apr 2017

SWT members £45, non-members £50

Field Survey For Beginners

This course is suited to anyone with an interest in learning more about the plants, animals and insects living near them.  You will learn to undertake simple surveys of the physical features in your garden or local green space and conside the habitats & species living there. People with limited mobility please…

Tue 28 Mar 2017

SWT members £35, non-members £40

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…

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Identify The Tracks & Signs Of Animal Activity

Many British animals are shy or nocturnal, which makes them difficult to see.  But they will often leave signs that prove their presence in an area.  This course will introduce you to the different techniques that will help to determine what creatures live in an area.  Through field evidence like; tracks, droppings…

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Leading A Spring Guided Walk

This is an ideal opportunity for those working with community groups or volunteering on nature reserves and other green spaces to explore ideas for interpreting features of your site.  You create a session plan, develop a safe activity and then deliver what you have learnt by practicing with your peers. People with…

Thu 2 Mar 2017

SWT members £35, non-members £40

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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 2017

SWT members £35, non-members £40

Trees In Winter - Identification Techniques

Discover how to identify trees without their leaves. This course helps you to develop detective skills that can be used in winter when reviewing the surrounding woodland.  We start with a classroom session and then bring you into the woods to test your knowldge.  Throughout the day you will gain valuable insight into the…

Tue 14 Mar 2017

SWT members £35, non-members £40

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 2017

Wild Families - Coppice And Craft!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO FOLLOW Learn the traditional skill of coppicing and have a go at making some crafts from the wood you've cut.  Try den-building and gather around a crackling campfire.  Crafts are likely to include whittling, mallet-making or cutting and decorating an amulet, dependent on the…

Sat 4 Feb 2017

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 2017

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 2017

SWT members £40, non-members £45

Willow Basket Making Workshop

You will learn how to weave a two-hooped frame basket that is ideal to use when picking berries, gathering nuts or collecting eggs.  Of course you can always simply display your creation on the kitchen table filled with fruit. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 10 Mar 2017

SWT members £60, non-members £65

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 2017

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