Ecology Workshops 2018

Ecology Workshops 2018

1st February 2018 News 0

The Penllergare Trust is offering a range of one-day ecology workshops, lead by Nigel Robins. Nigel is an ecologist, a local man, and a former Trustee at Penllergare. He has worked for the government and has a keen interest in the wildlife and ecology of the region.

Last year’s courses were very well received and enjoyed by all.  The workshops are suitable for interested beginners, or students of ecology. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each day.

All the workshops run 10am-2pm at our Woodland Centre at Penllergare Valley Woods.  Attendees may need to go out into the woods for some parts, so please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather on the day.

All courses cost £30 (£15 NUS) and Nigel has kindly offered his time on a voluntary basis, so all the proceeds will go straight back into helping us to continue our restoration and maintenance of the woods.

Attendance is by BOOKING ONLY – please email or call 01792 344 224. 

Ancient Woodlands – Part 1: Sat 24th Feb.  Part 2: Sat 3rd March Postponed TBC.  Each part can be taken individually.  (Price only £55 if both parts booked together!)
The Llan valley and the Penllergare estate contain a lot of ancient woodland and many traces of the woods and hedgerows from the fifteenth and sixteenth century still survive. These are irreplaceable pieces of our heritage and just as important to our cultural roots as the built heritage. We look at how ancient woods are being deciphered and better understood. A combination of classroom discussion and a close look at the ancient woodland and hedgerows on the Penllergare estate.
Caring for Welsh nature – Sat 10th March
What are the plans for looking after all our important green spaces? Even though the environment is vitally important, the recent controversy over the M4 relief road and the Swansea tidal lagoon highlight the political realities of grand promises.  The Welsh Environment Act was seen as an act of clarity and vision.  What are those promises and what’s been forgotten about. A tour through what’s been suggested from Welsh Labour and the story so far.
Environmental Crime in the UK – Sat 17th March
Environmental crime is generally used to describe any illegal activity that harms the environment. It can also have serious human health and social impacts. A morning looking at the different types of environmental crime and options for tackling them.



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