Field Studies Council is excited to bring our expert natural history courses to new venues throughout Scotland, celebrating the diverse Scottish wildlife.
These courses will introduce you to the connections between fungi and their habitat. You can gain skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field.
We recommend these introductory courses for Nature enthusiasts, Students, Rangers and Early career ecologists..
Wildlife in Your Area
Our courses are as diverse as your local wildlife! Beginner courses cover anything from wildlife tracking to woodland lichens
Be introduced to a new subject area and take your first steps on a learning framework to start your training in a friendly, fun and structured way. Learn about local wildlife in your area.
Our Millport field centre is located on the Isle of Cumbrae on the Firth of Clyde, with a rich history as a marine research station
From the microscopic to the magnificant – marine courses can encompass understanding the basic elements of Rocky Shore Ecology, to collecting plankton specimen for studying.
Bird Courses in Scotland
Our courses in Scotland getting to grips with practical bird watching field skills, start to learn bird songs and calls, or embark on a guided ornithological tour of a beautiful Scottish island.
Our bird courses are a fantastic way to improve your knowledge whether a beginner or wanting to advance your skills.
Our courses are taught by knowledgeable tutors, sharing their skill and passion for the subjects.
These nature based courses are designed to support you on a progressive learning pathway. Our beginner courses are aimed at those keen to start a journey into the world of nature, and encourage a connection with the natural world around us.
You are able to progress your learning as your level of understanding and skills increase, so you can be sure that your course is at a level to suit your needs.
We will be delivering regular courses at:
We also offer online courses, following the same framework, so if you are wanting to attend an intermediate course near you, the online course may help you gain the foundation understanding.