Leap into learning about the natural world
We all associate the spring with lambs, rabbits and daffodils. Why not discover even more of what nature has to offer at this time of year with a short course from the Field Studies Council (FSC).
The environmental education charity offer a host of courses at all levels to help you learn more about spring wildlife and be inspired by getting outside. Some favourites in 2012 include:
Family Nature Trail
6th- 10th April at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau
Splash about in streams, wander through woodlands and journey to mountain lakes - all with the aim of discovering the amazing variety of life which thrives in the Welsh countryside. From bugs to birds, be amazed at what’s out there! Bring the family on this break as its perfect for children aged 5+
15th April at FSC Epping Forest
An introductory day to the birds of Essex for those with little experience of bird watching, as well as more expert birders. Learn how to identify many of the birds of the woodland from sight and sound, as well as focusing on the ecology and conservation of these charming and sometimes elusive creatures.
Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
16th -22nd April at FSC Dale Fort
Come and walk some of the best sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. This is an active walking holiday covering up to 10 - 12 miles most days so you need to be reasonably fit. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery and natural history along the way.
Digital Photography: Flowers and Other Plants in Spring
27th – 29th April at FSC Flatford Mill
A spring weekend course spent photographing garden flowers and wild plants in a woodland setting. Compare the different photographic techniques required for working in a formal setting and a natural habitat. There will be time to take general vistas and to get detail shots that capture the essence of mid to late spring.
Explore the natural world
Learn about nature
Courses are run from the network of FSC Centres across the UK. Each centre has been chosen for its location, with stunning scenery and access to beautiful, and often rare, wildlife.
Residential courses include comfortable accommodation at the Centre, meals and activities offering a cost-effective short break.
For more information about FSC courses please visit the website www.field-studies-council.org or phone 0845 345 4071 to request a free brochure.
Monday, February 20, 2012