Tending & Ecology CPD workshop (for adults)

Price Options

£55-£80 (sliding scale)

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Wildlife recording and habitat tending at Children’s Forest

About the course

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This course is suitable for adults, no experience necessary.
  • This is great opportunity for outdoor education practitioners seeking to grow their own knowledge or looking for tips to engage children and young people in natural history.

The course will cover

  • Learn practical guidance on species identification and recommended identification books, apps and wildlife recording platforms.
  • Explore survey tools plus methodologies for recording wildlife at your site.
  • Learn about equipment (including trail cameras, refugia, sweep nets, catch and release traps)
  • Experience hand tools and small-scale habitat creation.
  • Create an opportunity to engage in simple nature connection.
  • Connecting with like-minded community.

Course fees:

£55 – £80 (sliding scale)

  • Standard fee: £70
  • Supporters fee: £80
  • Supported fee: £55

About the tutor

Tom Forward
: Ecologist and wildlife guide Tom Forward, brings with him 20 years experience in the field. He specialises in birds, and bird call mimicry is his party trick.


Upcoming courses

April 22 - July 1 2024, 4-6pm

'Greet the Trees' Summer term (for community)

£10 drop-in per family, or Adults £35 for 4 week block (children free)

Join us for these weekly sessions on Monday afternoons to greet some of the trees we met in the autumn in their Spring and Summer finery. With games, songs, stories, crafts and food we will experience the gifts of the trees and tend the tiny seedlings growing from seeds gathered and sown in the autumn.

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May 23-26th 2024

Three day Facilitator Training Course ~ Sussex

Standard fee: £500, Supporters fee: £650 (contact us for Concessionary fee). Paying the supporters fee enables us to offer concessionary fees. (payment plans are possible)

The Children’s Forest Facilitator course is an immersive 3-day camp that aims to provide participants with a deep nature immersion experience in a beautiful Sussex woodland while experiencing the four step journey of the Children’s Forest. Our aim is to create a heart centred learning experience that will inspire you to create your own tree planting projects through nature connection practice, practical knowledge and indigenous wisdom.

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June 15th 2024, 11 - 3pm

Summer Solstice Community Celebration

Adults £25-£50 (sliding scale), children £5

A day to celebrate the Summer Solstice with all the family. There will be solstice inspired games, songs, crafts and nature connection for adults and accompanied children. We will visit a beautiful summer meadow and celebrating our relationship with nature as a community.

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