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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

Microscopy for Beginners

Saturday 26th September

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

Get to know that fungus, lichen, moss, beetle, spider or flower a little bit more closely. Join Tom Hartman from Nottingham University for a day of binocular and compound microscopy. You learn how microscopes are an amazing tool for investigating the natural world, and how they can be used to identify hundreds of species from across the animal and plant world.  10.00am – 4.00pm.  £35 per person, including tea/coffee, lunch and ID chart.  Booking necessary.  Come dressed for the weather as you’ll collect your own specimens.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Wildlife Photography

Sunday 4th October

Event Type: Idle Valley | Training Course | Bassetlaw

Delivered by professional wildlife photographer Jack Perks. 10.00am – 12 noon. £20 per person. Booking essential.
Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 713 941

An Introduction to Fungi

Saturday 31st October

Event Type: Attenborough | Foxcovert Plantation | Training Course | Broxtowe | Gedling

Join us for a weekend of fungi at Attenborough and Foxcovert Plantation. Join experts from Nottinghamshire Fungi Group on a foray around our Foxcovert reserve on Saturday and spend a morning learning how to identify different species of fungi and practise your new skills at Attenborough on Sunday.10.00am – 1.00pm each day. £20 per day or £35 for both days. Booking essential. Suitable for beginners. Own transport to Foxcovert is required. Sunday includes tea/coffee, lunch and an ID chart. Come dressed for the weather.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777.


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