Learn basic map skills, photography and surveying techniques whilst exploring the countryside!
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The Greensand Trust is running a new skills development course for adults!

The Greensand Trust have been awarded funding from Central Bedfordshire’s Adult Skills and Community learning to run a course of 6 sessions entitled ‘Exploring the Wild’.

Exploring the Wild is a course designed to introduce people to their local environment, create a positive experience for them, and help them to build confidence in exploring the countryside and green spaces on their doorstep through the development of relevant skills.

It is particularly suitable for parents, grandparents and carers looking to develop the skills and confidence to take families outdoors and try different activities for themselves, and pass that confidence on. No previous experience is required, however parts of the course will be taught outdoors and participants should be prepared to spend time outside.

Participants will learn a number of basic skills which will help them to build confidence in the outdoors, and have the opportunity to practice and develop these with the support of an experienced tutor. They will learn map skills and navigation, basic digital photography, wildlife identification and surveying. They will also be introduced to bushcraft skills which may include building shelters, lighting fires safely, green woodworking and cooking over a campfire.

The course of 6 sessions will be run on Tuesdays from
28th February – 15th May 2012 in Rushmere Park, Heath & Reach.

The course is free but a refundable deposit of £10 will be required to reserve a place. As you can appreciate the first session starts very soon so if anyone is interested we urge you to get in touch.

Click here for further information on course dates and times.