Free courses to help community groups act on the nature crisis!

Are you a member of a community group or voluntary organisation?
Would you like to take part in a free new scheme to help protect and restore nature?
Then this course could be for you!

Nabod Natur – Nature Wise is an online training programme which teaches you about how the natural environment works, the threats it faces, and how we can all help nature thrive.

As part of the course we will help you to develop an action plan, using your knowledge for the benefit of wildlife and habitats in your local area and beyond.

During the course you will learn about:

  • How ecosystems and species function, and the relationships between them
  • About the essential role nature plays in providing us with services and materials
  • How the natural world is changing and the threats it faces, what protections are in place, and how you can use these to influence decision-makers
  • What you can do to protect and restore nature – either on your own or as part of a group
  • How to motivate and inspire others to act

The course is interactive. Attendees will work in small groups and also take part in group discussions to explore course topics.

Who should apply?

Thanks to funding from the Coop Foundation, these courses are available to any member of a voluntary organisation or community group in Wales (staff and volunteers). We are particularly keen to hear from non-environmental organisations.

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Course Dates

We currently have five open courses for individuals from any organisation – and if more than six people from a group want to join then we can also discuss holding a separate course at a time to suit you.

CourseSession 1 – Tuesday (2 hours) Session 2 – Thursday (2.5 hours)
1 – FULLY BOOKED12 October 10am – 12pm14 October 10am – 12:30pm
2 – FULLY BOOKED02 November 4 – 6pm04 November 4 – 6:30pm
3 – FULLY BOOKED07 December 10am – 12pm 09 December 10am – 12:30pm
4 – FULLY BOOKED 11 January 4 – 6pm 13 January 4 – 6:30pm
5 – FULLY BOOKED 01 February 10am – 12pm 03 February 10am – 12:30pm

Course Commitment (4.5 hours)

Learners will need to attend two online group sessions and complete an action plan.

On successful completion of your action plan you will be awarded a certificate.

Please note: you must attend both sessions to complete the course.

How do I register?

We have currently sold out for November- February but if you would like to be on the reserve list or want to discuss other means of receiving the training please email

Please make sure you can attend both dates.

Places are limited, so we are aiming to allocate places as fairly as possible.


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 or Teams. In the sessions you will need access to a microphone and .

Will there be more courses?

There will be more courses during 2022. We will also trial different times depending on feedback. If you would prefer a course at a different time please let us know.

Can you run a course just for my group?

Yes, if you have six or more people that would like to attend, we will try to offer bespoke sessions at times that suit you.

Is the course available in Welsh?

We hope to be able to offer the course in Welsh in 2022.

Where can I learn more?

For more details on our Nature Wise courses, visit the Cynnal Cymru training platform.

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