Free online eco-literacy courses to help community groups to respond to the nature crisis
Nabod Natur – Nature Wise is an online training programme from Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales which teaches you about how the natural environment works, the threats it faces, and how we can all help nature thrive.
Thanks to funding from the Moondance foundation, we have developed the Nature Wise Urban Eco-literacy course, with a specific focus on how practical action including sustainable transport can benefit nature in an urban setting.
10 courses will be available from April – August 2023 – five will be delivered through the medium of Welsh and five in English.
About Nabod Natur – Nature Wise
Nature Wise eco-literacy is a science-based, action-focused course to help you to understand the relationships between people and natural systems. It shares knowledge, builds understanding and provide the tools to motivate and catalyse action.
What you will learn about:
Your Nature Wise eco-literacy course will help you to become more knowledgeable and confident about helping to tackle the nature crisis both on your doorstep and further afield. Part of the course involves developing an action plan for nature based on what you will have explored during the course. This can be for your personal life or for your group/organisation.
The course is interactive. Attendees will work in small groups and also take part in group discussions to explore course topics.
Who should apply?
The Nature Wise Urban Eco-literacy course is for:
- Welsh community or voluntary organisations.
- Any member of staff, volunteer or trustee for a voluntary organisation or community group can register. Town and community councillors in these areas are also eligible.
|Course||Session 1 – 2.5 hours||Session 2 – 2.5 hours|
|1||17th April 2023 1:30 – 4pm||19th April 2023 1:30 – 4pm|
|2||2nd May 2023 10am – 12:30pm||4th May 2023 10am – 12:30pm|
|3||5th June 2023 1:30 – 4pm||7th June 2023 1:30 – 4pm|
|4||20th June 2023 10am – 12:30pm||22nd June 2023 10am – 12:30pm|
|5||11th July 2023 10am – 12:30pm||13th July 2023 10am-12:|
Course Commitment (5 hours)
You’ll need just five hours to take part, centred on two online sessions held during the same week, held on a Tuesday and a Thursday or a Monday and Wednesday depending on the dates you select.
On successful completion of both session you will be awarded a certificate.
Please note: you must attend both sessions to complete the course.
How do I register?
Please register your free place via Ticketsource. Once you have chosen a course date, please tick the ‘Voluntary Sector £0.00’ box, which will automatically register you for a free place.
For any other enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited, so we are aiming to allocate places as fairly as possible.
Do I need to have any prior knowledge of nature systems?
Nature Wise is a short course for everyone. No previous knowledge is necessary.
What do I need to participate?
- You will need access to computer with internet access to attend and participate in the online facilitated sessions.
- We recommend a computer or tablet as you will be shown course materials containing images, slides and videos.
- The online sessions will take part on Zoom. In the sessions you will need access to a microphone.
What if I cannot attend on those days?
You do need to attend both sessions to complete the course. If you are not available at the advertised times but would still like to do the course, please get in touch and we will add you to a list for a course scheduled outside these times.
What if my whole group wants to do the course?
If you have a group of 10 or more that would like to do the course, please get in touch and we can see if it is possible to arrange a separate course at a time to suit you.
Will there be more courses?
We will be running 10 courses for up to 120 people between October 2022 to March 2023.
Where can I learn more?
For more details on our Nature Wise courses, visit the Cynnal Cymru training platform.