Learning about wildlife is a key part of all of our project’s activities, from family friendly events to wildlife surveys and conservation projects.
There are a wealth of opportunities to learn more about wildlife and develop skills in wildlife conservation with us. These range from day long wildlife workshops designed for volunteers, work based environmental learning opportunities for students and a programme of volunteer traineeships with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.
Wild Place workshops
If you are a member of a local “Friends of” group caring for wildlife of a green place, a member of a Naturalist group, or volunteer on Wildlife Trust projects; these practical workshops will give you opportunities to develop your interests and skills and meet like-minded people. All our workshops are free, friendly and informal, with lots of hands-on learning. Each course has a take home pack plus support, so you can continue to develop your wildlife skills
In 2018 we have a programme of workshops, you can download the programme here The TVWGP training programme 2018
Wild Place work based training
We are working with educational partners: Teesside University, Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) and Teesside University to provide accredited work based experiences for their students. We are also keen to hear from other colleges and youth organisations to forge new partnerships that enable young people to gain skills and experiences in green place wildlife and management.Our creative placements and projects with CCAD will enable their students to develop their skills in photography, film making, art and design to communicate environmental issues and messages.
There is also a wealth of experience and knowledge amongst local volunteers and members of “Friends of green place” groups in the Tees Valley. The Tees Valley Wild Green Places project is developing a strong support network for members of community based green groups and volunteers throughout the Tees Valley. By arranging exchange visits, hosting and supporting networking forums, arranging joint training events and sharing best practice we will help groups develop the skills and capacity to empower them to develop and sustain their valuable work.
Resources and links for workshop on deadwood
Reading list Resources and Information sheet – Deadwood
Life in the Deadwood – Forestry Commission lifeinthedeadwood
Ancient tree guide (definition of ancient tree terms) pg-wt-2014-ancient-tree-guide-4-definitions
Ancient tree guide (wildlife of ancient trees) pg-wt-2014-ancient-tree-guide-6-special-wildlife-web (1)
Managing ancient trees Get Involved in Tees Valley Green Places Guide 2017