Do you have natural history expertise and a desire to inspire and engage others in your learning?

The Field Studies Council has an 80-year history of delivering high quality natural history courses across the country, and we want to up-skill and invest in new tutors to continue to inspire and engage others with the natural world.

What will the course cover?
Theories of teaching and learning
How to engage others during a course
Group and risk management
Who should attend?
Anybody who wishes to further develop their in-person training skills to inspire and engage others with the natural world is welcome to register. However, if you are attending with the intention of becoming a Field Studies Council tutor, please note that we ask that you can demonstrate the following:

Expertise in your chosen area of biodiversity/natural history/ecology.
Experience in training of adults to achieve learning outcomes for their personal interest or professional development.
Experience of managing groups safely in an outdoor environment (if interested in delivering courses in person).

Tutor: Emma Wood

Emma has been with the Field Studies Council for over 6 years. She started by working as a tutor at the Blencathra Field Centre, teaching a mixture of geography and biology to all ages. Since 2023, she has joined the Biodiversity team and oversees the scheduling of In-Person courses, as well as developing the Wildflowers, Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes, and Nature Writing frameworks. Based in Cumbria, Emma loves spending time in the Lake District hills.

Tutor: Morag Boyd

Morag Boyd is a countryside professional with 30 years experience working in a range of countryside and conservation professions. In a varied career, she has worked in a variety of roles including countryside ranger in various locations, lecturer in countryside management for Elmwood College in Fife, conservation shepherd for the Scottish Wildlife Trust and now she combines a contract with Scottish Badgers, recruiting and training volunteers for the national Get Sett Scottish Badger Survey with freelance work training teachers to take learning outdoors for Learning Through Landscapes.  She also runs her own outdoor nature education business, working with schools and community groups to get children outdoors and learning about nature. 

Morag has a broad knowledge of many different aspects of ecology and conservation, with particular interests in badgers, of course, trees and woodland management and botany.