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Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide

Training Course

Events in the Training Course category

Summer Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 7th May

Event Type: Attenborough | Guided Walk | Training Course | Broxtowe

Join experts for a focused guided walk around the Reserve. You’ll be taught the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using sight and sound. Each month will have a different theme. 9 - 11am. £6 per person or all four walks for £20. Sat 4 Jun, Sat 9 Jul, Sat 6 Aug
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Saturday 7th May

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to use your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. Have exclusive use of Attenborough’s hides to capture the best shots. 8.30am to 11.30am. £35 per person. Includes tea and cake.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

Tuesday 10th May

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

This course covers the essential techniques required to assess wildlife habitats and sites using Phase 1 Habitat Surveys. This is suited to anyone wishing to carry out basic ecological surveys in relation to conservation, site management, planning and development. Includes practical application of the techniques. Venue: Attenborough Nature Reserve. Tutor: Debbie Alston CIEEM. Includes refreshments and lunch. 9am – 4pm, £45 per person. Booking essential.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

National Vegetation Classification (NVC)

Friday 13th May

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

The NVC was developed in the 1990s and is seen as one of the main ways of classifying habitats using vegetation recorded within quadrats. Learn the background to the NVC, how it is used and interpreted, how to carry out an NVC survey and analyse NVC data. Includes classroom and practical sessions. Tutor: Debbie Alston CIEEM. 9am – 4pm, £45 per person, lunch and refreshments included. Booking essential.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Introduction to Bats and Bat Detectors

Saturday 21st May

Event Type: Attenborough | Bat Watch | Training Course | Broxtowe

Join our expert, Angelena, for an evening of bats at Attenborough. You’ll start with a talk about bat ecology, conservation and surveying then head out for a walk around the Reserve. Bat detectors will be available for you to use. You’ll also get 10% off our range of bat detectors and books in our shop. 8 – 10.30pm. £15.00 per person including refreshments and biscuits.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

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