Ever wanted to make your garden more wildlife friendly? This course will show you how.
You can learn which plants to introduce that will encourage a range of insects and mammals - and which structures to use that will become their homes.
This course will give you exciting ideas to put to good use in either your front or back garden.
There are no entry requirements. You just need to be interested in making your garden more wildlife friendly.
This is a three-hour course running from 9.15am until 12.15pm with a ten-minute break in the middle. It comprises 90 minutes of classroom-based sessions with an hour looking at examples around the Broomfield Hall estate. No refreshments are provided.
There is no formal assessment.
You just need pen and paper, plus suitable footwear and clothes for outside walking.
Why not attend our ‘Learn about Birds in your Garden’ course? It will enhance your knowledge after you have attracted more birds to your garden!
Wildlife enthusiast Leo Kokoszko loves his job working with seals and promoting marine conservation to visitors at Sea Life in Scarborough.But Leo, who has autism, doubts he would have been able to pursue his dream career without the help and support of staff at Derby College.
Leo, who is 20 and from Heanor, first arrived at Derby College to study Animal Care as at that time in his life he wanted to be a police dog handler.After achieving levels 1 and 2, he enrolled on the college's Public Services course but didn't enjoy it. So Leo revised his plans and switched to the diploma in Countryside Management and Conservation course, which he loved.Leo, who is passionate about nature and wildlife, is also a keen birdwatcher. When he is not working at Sea Life, Leo also enjoys volunteering at RSPB Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington.He said:
Working with seals is awesome – but I couldn't have done any of this without Derby College.
I had hardly any self-confidence at all a few years ago. I wouldn't have been comfortable talking to groups of people like I do now.
My college teachers have been so supportive – not just about my coursework but personally too. Their teaching style is informal – but in a good way.