Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020
Explore the moors, peatlands, and woodlands of the Yorkshire Dales National park and beyond. This five day course will be a chance to meet with like-minded individuals whilst learning about the local wildlife, practical conservation techniques and biodiversity recording. Each day we will use a different habitat to cover topics including moorland and woodland conservation techniques, fieldwork surveying methods, protected species conservation, and management of invasive non-native flora and fauna. Throughout the course you may have the opportunity to meet guest staff from professional conservation organisations.
This course is designed to be suitable for a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential experience but it is open to anyone looking to improve their appreciation of biodiversity and conservation. Please check the suitability with your Duke of Edinburgh Award leader before booking.
Participants will also work towards a John Muir Award and upon successful completion of all criteria you will receive a John Muir Discovery Award certificate.